by Jordan McCoy
On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Concordia men’s soccer team beat the Dordt College Defenders for the first time since 2011 in a 3-0 shutout on Dordt’s home field.
The Bulldogs got on the board early in the first half with a pass from junior forward Marcelo Hernandez to junior forward Micah Lehenbauer, giving Lehenbauer his fifth goal of the season.
In the 32nd minute, Hernandez also scored his fifth goal of the season.
Junior forward Carlos Ferrer notched a goal in the 55th minute which gave the Bulldogs the edge to finish the game out with a shutout.
The Bulldogs focused on possession and keeping the ball in Saturday’s match. They outshot the Defenders 9-7.
“We just played simple and held possession really well,” coach Jason Weides said, “That was some of the best possession we’ve had all year.”
The Bulldogs played with a slightly different lineup than in Wednesday’s loss against Midland, and was able to get several new players off the bench to give them some extra minutes.
After this win, Concordia pushed its record to 7-4-2 and 4-2 in the GPAC. Next up, the Bulldogs will host non-conference opponent Waldorf University (8-4) on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.