Bulldogs Shut Out in First Loss of the Season
By Erik Cumley
Concordia Men’s Soccer fell to Grand View 2-0 on Wednesday, moving them to an overall record of 2-1-0.
Grand View’s first goal came at the 23 minute from Alessandro Venditti with the assist from Aaron Williams. Grand View’s second goal came in the 66 minute from Gavin Nevshemal, that goal being unassisted. Grand View led the match in shots, a total of nineteen with nine of them being on target. The Bulldogs had a total of fourteen shots, eight being on target.
Senior Callum Goldsmith and sophomore Federico Andrea Simonetti split reps in goal for Concordia, each getting 45 minutes. Goldsmith allowed one goal as well as saving three shots. Simonetti also allowed a goal and had four saves of his own.
On the offensive side for the Bulldogs, sophomores Isiah Shadick and Yessine Bessaies led the team with four shots each. Shadick had two shots on goal, and Bessaies had three. Senior David Moreno put up two shots of his own, one being on goal.
Grand View would ultimately score the only points of the game, despite the heavy attack from the Bulldogs. This was thanks to the Vikings’ sophomore goalkeeper Felix Schafer, who recorded seven saves and played all 90 minutes of Wednesday’s match.
Concordia will be on the road again Saturday and will take on Kansas Wesleyan University. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m in Salina, Kansas.
The Vikings will bring a 2-0-1 record into their toughest match yet on Sept. 8, when they play No. 4 ranked Columbia College in Missouri.