by Jacy Johnston
The Concordia women’s soccer team defeated the Mount Marty College Lancers on Saturday, Oct. 10 during Homecoming weekend at Concordia.
Concordia routed Mount Marty with a final score of 12-0, tying a program record of most goals scored in one game.
After one shot wide left, the Bulldogs netted their first goal of the game with less than three minutes of play. Freshman midfielder Sami Birmingham connected on the shot with an assist from sophomore defender Ashley Martin. Within the next 20 minutes, Concordia scored four more goals to make the score 5-0. Birmingham scored another goal, along with freshman forward Rachael Bolin, sophomore defender and team captain Maria Deeter and junior forward Jessica Skerston.
Concordia began subbing in a variety of players after the fifth goal with over 20 minutes of play left in the first half. Before the break, sophomore midfielder Lauren Martin netted goal number six for Concordia with fancy footwork, and freshman midfielder Rebekah Freeman scored goal seven to round off the first half of scoring.
The second half began with freshman Jessica Knedler at goalie for Concordia. Junior forward Esther Soenksen tallied the first goal of the second half for Concordia off an assist by Deeter. Birmingham struck next for Concordia, completing a hat trick in the game.
Skerston scored goal number 10 for Concordia, and Freeman netted goals 11 and 12 to finish the scoring effort for the Bulldogs.
Freeman and Birmingham both completed hat tricks during the game, and Skerston also netted multiple goals.
The Bulldogs totaled 55 shots throughout the game, and Mount Marty took zero shots. With zero shots by the Lancers, Concordia had zero saves throughout the game.
Concordia now stands at 7-4-1 on the season and 2-2 in the GPAC, and the women will play their next game at 5:30 p.m on Oct. 12 against GPAC foe Midland University.