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by Garrett Suchanek


The Concordia men’s soccer team used late-game heroics to defeat Dakota Wesleyan 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.

The win improves the Bulldogs to 8-6-2 overall and 3-4-2 in GPAC.

Concordia was aggressive early in the game. In the first half, the Bulldogs shot six times, put three on frame and got one goal.

The lone first-half goal came from sophomore Micah Lehenbauer who struck the back of the net in the 42nd minute to give Concordia a 1-0 lead at the half.

Despite outshooting the Tigers 11-4 in the second half, Concordia found itself in a tight spot.

Dakota Wesleyan scored twice within two minutes of each other when Alex Nelson and Derek Brenner slid goals by Bulldog goalie Mark Horsburgh.

Down 2-1 late in the game, the Bulldogs needed something special, and they got it.

In the 83rd minute, senior Justin Lawrie found the back of the net off an assist by sophomore Toby Down to tie the game 2-2.

As the tied game neared the end of regulation, overtime seemed inevitable.

Then, senior Matt Meisinger got off a shot with less than 30 seconds left and found the back of the net to give Concordia a 3-2 lead and win.

The Bulldogs will have a week to rest and regroup until their next game at 8 p.m. on Halloween night against Mount Marty College in Seward.

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