Concordia Men’s Soccer Bounces Back
by Garrett Suchanek
The Concordia men’s soccer team bounced back with a successful trip to Colorado as the Bulldogs won two games this weekend to improve to 5-2 on the year.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Bulldogs opened up their trip with a 4-0 victory over Sterling College, Kansas.
Senior Gideon Soenksen started the scoring early with a goal to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, Concordia opened the game up.
Freshman Tyler Jensen scored in the 51, 70 and 90 minute marks to earn a hat trick and give the Bulldogs a 4-0 win.
Concordia then played on Sunday, Sept. 20, against Johnson & Wales University, Colorado.
Both teams attempted their fair share of shots in the first half, but neither found the net.
Senior Dean Stevens slid a goal by the Wildcats’ goalie in the 50 minute mark to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 advantage.
Two minutes later, the Wildcats tied the game 1-1 with a slick header off a free kick.
Shortly after, sophomore Lewis Rathbone netted a 22-yard strike to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.
After an own goal by the Bulldogs, Concordia regained the lead with a goal by freshman Kevin Andrade in the 83 minute mark.
Andrade’s goal proved to be the game winner as the Bulldogs held off the Wildcats for the final seven minutes.
Concordia will travel to Orange City, Iowa on Sept. 26 to take on Northwestern and open conference play. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m.