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Photo description: Junior Martin Herrera kicks the ball back into play

Photo credit: Esther Molina (Photo from previous game)

Madeline Peters

Sports Editor


The Concordia men’s soccer team faced the Hastings College Broncos in the Hastings home stadium Saturday evening, tying 1-1.

The Bulldogs narrowly held their undefeated streak with their third tie of the season, the other two being a scoreless match against Morningside University and a 2-2 tie against Northwestern College.

Concordia started off the first half with a score in the 6’. Junior D’Andre Williams received a long kick and fed it to sophomore Slade Leicht, who was right in front of the goal. Leicht, however, was in close proximity to Hastings’ goalie, so he kicked it back to junior Carter Hinman who immediately took a shot on goal. It was deflected back, but Hinman took the deflection and sent it back to Leicht, who sent the ball through a few defenders to the back of the goal.

Hastings responded with a goal of their own three minutes later when they were awarded a penalty kick. Sophomore goalie Nolan Fuelberth was able to deflect the ball, but the deflection went right back to Hastings’ Ruben Bande, who sent the ball right back and into the goal.

Concordia’s playing faced another challenge at 27’ when senior Victor Meneses took a yellow and a red card. He was ejected from the game and the Bulldogs were forced to play a man down for the rest of the match.

The rest of the game was a valiant effort from Concordia to create more scoring opportunities while managing defense without an eleventh player.

Concordia outshot Hastings 10-7 for the night, with four of those 10 on goal. Leicht led the team in shots, taking two. The Bulldogs also had more corners, going 6-2. Fuelberth recorded one save for the night.

The men’s soccer team boasts an 11-0-3 overall record with a 5-0-3 record in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Their next game is against Briar Cliff University on Oct. 18 in Sioux City, Iowa. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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