by Jacy Johnston
The Concordia women’s soccer team pulled an overtime upset on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the semifinal round of the GPAC tournament.
Concordia played Midland University, and came out victorious 1-0 after 98 minutes of play. The Midland Warriors defeated the Bulldogs on Oct. 12, but Concordia avenged the home loss and earned the road victory to advance to the GPAC Championship.
Concordia tallied six shots in the first half to the seven shots by Midland. Senior goalie Chrissy Lind had six saves during the first half.
After the break, offensive momentum shifted to the Warriors, who had 15 shots during the second half. Lind took care of the goal and at the end of 90 minutes, the score was knotted at zero.
The Bulldogs responded in overtime. Midland and Concordia traded shots for saves before a shot by senior forward Jordan McCoy was blocked. Twenty seconds later, junior forward Esther Soenksen scored off of an assist by freshman midfielder Sami Birmingham to win the game.
Concordia now maintains a 14-5-1 season record and moves into contention for the GPAC Championship on Thursday, Nov. 10. The Morningside Mustangs upset the number one seed Hastings in the semifinals, so Concordia will host the championship game at 7 p.m.