Photo Courtesy of Sower Staff
By Erik Cumley
Concordia women’s soccer returned home to play against Grand View University Sat. March 27. The game went into double overtime and an error was made by the Bulldogs resulting in a 2-1 loss.
The Bulldogs now have an overall record of 9-6-1, they have lost all three spring matches by one-goal margins. Two of those matches, the Bulldogs lost in double overtime. For this game, the Bulldogs made many mistakes both resulting in a goal for the Vikings.
“We executed everything really well,” Assistant coach Chris Luther said. “The game overall was really good; we had a couple mental breakdowns that gave up two goals.”
The Bulldogs were first to score with a goal from senior Michaela Twito in the 53rd minute. That goal was found off a corner kick by Mikeila Martinez. Just three minutes later, the Vikings would respond with a goal of their own in the 56’ mark. The Bulldogs had eight total shots six on goal while Grand View had seven shots five on goal.
Senior Lindsey Carley would serve as the goalkeeper the whole match, she had three total saves and allowed two goals, one being the game winner. On the other side, Celenka Hommel was taking care of the goalkeeper duties for the Vikings, she recorded five saves herself.
Going into overtime, the Bulldogs were able to play their game and move the ball around well. They were able to get one shot off.
“They were allowing us to play our game, so just stay calm and keep doing what you’re doing,” Luther said.
Next up for the Bulldogs is the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament. The 3 seed Bulldogs will host the sixth seeded Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday, April 3 at 7 p.m. On Oct. 3 the Bulldogs lost to Dakota Wesleyan 1-0. They have an overall record of 9-7, 7-5 in GPAC. The winner of the two will move on to play in the Semifinals on April 6.