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Daniel Kuefner
Sower Staff

The Concordia men’s soccer team lost their opening round game of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championship 3-0 against Keiser University on Thursday. Sophomore goalkeeper Garbiel Mendoza finished the game with seven saves.

The first half saw a tightly locked contest with neither team able to find the net. Concordia only managed one shot while Keiser was able to attempt eight shots. Concordia received two yellow cards in the first half and Keiser received one.

In the second half, Concordia got off three shots, bringing their total to four in the match. Keiser unloaded nine more shots in the half and came away with three goals in the 59th, 84th, and 88th minutes of the contest.

Senior Dominic Abdel-Ahad took two shots, with one shot on goal. Abdel-Ahad led Concordia with 12 goals on the season. Mendoza ended the season with 47 saves for the Bulldogs and came up big during their Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament success.

The Bulldogs finished the season with a final record of 15-3-3 and a GPAC record of 8-1-2.

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