Women's soccer welcomes Mount Marty for homecoming tilt

By Jacob Knabel on Oct. 7, 2016 in Women's Soccer

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University women’s soccer team is well rested coming off a mid-week bye that followed a 2-1 win at Morningside on Oct. 1. The Bulldogs are set to return to action on Saturday when Mount Marty visits Seward for a 5:30 p.m. CT kickoff.

The victory over the Mustangs capped a solid week of action for fourth-year head coach Greg Henson’s squad, which pushed No. 11 Hastings to the wire in a 2-1 loss on Sept. 28. Concordia stands at 6-4-1 overall and 1-2 in league play.

Meanwhile, the Lancers (0-8, 0-5 GPAC) continue to seek their first win of 2016. They’ve allowed a total of 34 goals over their five conference defeats. They have yet to find the back of the net this season.

The Bulldogs have gotten stellar production up top from freshman Sami Birmingham, who recorded the game-winning goal at Morningside. It was her team-leading eighth goal of the season. Three teammates have exactly four goals on the year: Rachael Bolin, Maria Deeter and Esther Soenksen.

Concordia is 5-1 at home this season with the lone loss coming at the hands of Northwestern. Under Henson, the Bulldogs are a combined 27-9-1 when playing inside Bulldog Stadium. Concordia is 14-0 all-time against Mount Marty. Last season’s matchup in Seward was decided by a 5-0 score.

Saturday’s game will be carried live by the Concordia Sports Network.