By Olivia Dunklau
Photo Courtesy of Olivia Dunklau
The Concordia women’s soccer team came out on top once again. The Bulldogs traveled to Omaha to play the College of Saint Mary Flames, beating them 1-0.
The Bulldogs showed off their offense outshooting the Flames with seven in the first period, 10 in the second, and one in overtime. With a total of 18 shots by the Bulldogs, this kept the Flames’ goalkeeper, Gabby Felker, busy with eight saves. The Bulldog’s very own goalkeeper, senior Lindsey Carley, had two saves, moving her career shutouts up to 20. Only nine away from breaking the school record.
“I really couldn’t have gotten to this point without the rest of my team and all of my teammates I’ve played with over the past four years,” Carley said.
The game went into overtime with the score tied at 0-0. In the 93rd minute of play, junior Madeline Haugen made the corner kick to junior Cheyenne Smith who kicked the ball over the goal line where junior Mikeila Martinez assisted with a touch play.
“It felt amazing to score the game winning goal,” Smith says. “Although it wasn’t the prettiest goal, I’m happy we came out with the win.”
The Bulldogs now sit with a 5-3 record and 5-2 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Bulldogs return to action this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium.
“I’m feeling very confident that we will perform,” Carley says. “Hastings has been a huge rival for us since the beginning and it’s always a tough competitive match.”
The Bulldogs will also be celebrating the seniors at the game on Saturday. They will look to defend their home field against rival Hastings College who currently sit with a 5-1 record and 3-1 in the GPAC.