CUNE Soccer Comes Out on Top in Aggressive Game Against Briar Cliff
The Concordia men’s soccer team shut out the Briar Cliff University Chargers 2-0 Thursday afternoon in the Great Plains Athletic Conference men’s soccer quarterfinals.
The first half of the game was a defensive struggle between the two teams. One of the Briar Cliff players received a red card 25 minutes into the game, but neither team could find a goal.
Senior Daniel Campbell changed that in the 40th minute with the first goal of the game for the Bulldogs. Junior Victor Meneses assisted on the goal.
Senior Dominic Abdel-Ahad slipped in the second goal of the game in the 57th minute with an assist from senior Carlos Orquiz.
The Chargers became much more aggressive in the second half. They had five fouls and four yellow cards. The Bulldogs held strong and resisted Briar Cliff’s attacks, holding them scoreless.
With the women’s team out of their respective tournament at the hands of Briar Cliff, the men’s team had a challenge ahead of them. “When you get to playoffs, you just never know,” said Coach Weides.
The men’s team beat the Chargers earlier in the season, but it was only a 1-0 shutout.
“Season’s on the line for both teams, and seating doesn’t matter at that point. It’s two good teams, and we played tight with them the first time and we knew it would be a tight game again,” said Weides.
The men’s team continues on in the GPAC tournament on Nov. 8 against Dordt University, time to be announced.