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Daniel Kuefner
Sower Staff


The Concordia men’s soccer team defeated Dordt University 1-0 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament semifinal game on Tuesday. Junior Victor Meneses scored the only goal of the night in the 35th minute of the contest.

In the first half of play, Concordia was able to hold Dordt to four shots on goal. Offensively, Concordia had 10 shots on goal, including Meneses’ third goal of the season.

Defense was the story of the second half, as neither team allowed a goal. Concordia continued to apply pressure to the Dordt defense, racking up 10 more shots on goal in the second half.

In goal, sophomore Gabriel Mendoza held Dordt scoreless while compiling three saves. Mendoza was named the GPAC defensive player of the week after recording five saves in the 2-0 quarterfinal win over Briar Cliff University. 

Head Coach Jason Weides picked up his 150th win since taking the helm of the Bulldogs in 2008. Weides talked about the team’s ability to come out on top, saying, “Even if it’s not pretty, we try and find ways to grit out wins, and this group definitely has the right mentality.”

The Bulldogs walked away with an equalizer in postseason play against Dordt, who had the only GPAC victory over Concordia. Concordia’s record is now 15-2-2 overall and 9-1-2 in GPAC play. On Friday the team will play 23rd-ranked Hastings University in the GPAC championship.

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