Concordia’s soccer teams went to Sioux Center, Iowa, and left with a close-fought tie and a back-and-forth loss on Wednesday against Dordt University. The Bulldogs women’s team ended their six-game winning streak with a 1-1 tie against the Defenders. The men’s team had their five-game winning streak snapped in a 4-3 loss.
The women’s only goal came by junior Ellie Eason in the 30th minute, giving them an early advantage. Senior goalkeeper Kalie Ward racked up six saves during the night, which helped to keep Concordia in control for a large majority of the contest. The game came down to the last couple of minutes, when the Defenders scored the game-tying goal in the 88th minute.
The men’s game began with a goal in the fourth minute by junior Isaiah Shaddick, giving Concordia the early lead. Dordt answered in the 19th minute to tie the game at one. After goals in the 31st minute by Concordia and the 34th minute by Dordt, the period ended at two goals apiece.
Dordt came out and scored in the first minute of the half to take the lead. Concordia answered with a goal of their own in the 63rd minute with a goal by senior Dominic Abdel-Ahad. Ultimately Concordia surrendered a goal in the 83rd minute that pushed the score to 4-3 in Dordt’s favor.
The women’s team remains undefeated but tied with Dordt, moving their record to 6-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The men’s team is now 6-2 overall with a 1-1 GPAC record following the loss to Dordt. The Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday at home against Northwestern College as they continue GPAC play.