Photo courtesy of the Sower Staff.
By Erik Cumley
Sophomore Moises Jacobo led the Concordia Bulldogs Men’s soccer team to a victory against Dordt University on Wednesday Sept. 23. The Bulldogs won 4-1 on the road which marks their fourth straight win over the Dordt Defenders.
The Bulldogs shot off many offensive attacks throughout the game, shooting 24 times total with 10 of those shots being on goal. The Bulldogs also outshot the Defenders 24-11 with 10-6 of those being on goal. Sophomore Yessine Bessaies and senior Garett Perry each took four shots. Jacobo was a constant press for the goal with nine shots (five on goal).
Jacobo had a strong opening to the game, scoring the first goal at the 11’’ mark. The rest of the first half would be a battle until Jacobo nearly scored again at the 45’’ mark.
Just like the first half, Jacobo wasted no time scoring again in the 59’’. The Bulldogs offense was rolling at that point with sophomore Isaiah Shaddick crossing the ball to Bessaies who found the back of the net at the 66’’ mark. Jacobo saw the goal one more time, scoring in the 75’’ to put the Bulldogs up 4-0. A late penalty kick allowed the Defenders to stop the Bulldogs from having a second straight shutout. That goal was scored by Quinton Olson in the 88” mark.
Freshman Federico Andrea Simonetti played keeper for most the night keeping the ball out of the goal four times, later on junior Callum Goldsmith saved one shot.
This victory marked No. 120 for head coach Jason Weides. Concordia is now 3-1 on the year and 1-0 in the GPAC.
The Bulldogs will return for their third home game this season on Saturday Sept. 26. Concordia will host Northwestern (2-1, 0-1 GPAC) at 3:30 p.m. CDT. The last meeting between them ended in a 3-1 victory for the Bulldogs.