By Jacy Johnston
In a tight match, Concordia women’s soccer fell 2-1 in overtime Saturday on the road against Graceland University.
“This week has been two tough losses but it is early in the season,” said senior defender Jeannelle Condame. “We would rather learn from our mistakes now than be shocked later in the season.”
The Bulldogs stand at 3-2-1 after the loss to the Yellowjackets.
The game began with even offense from both sides, and at halftime the score was still 0-0. Both teams had six shots in the first half.
Concordia came out with more explosive offense in the second half, taking 12 shots and creating six saves by the Yellowjacket’s goalie.
However, Graceland connected first with a goal in the 81st minute. The Bulldogs responded four minutes later with a goal from Condame.
After 90 minutes, the score was knotted with one point for both sides. Graceland created their goal to win in the next few minutes of overtime.
“They only scored from our mistakes. They didn’t create many dangerous opportunities,” Condame said.
Despite the loss, the Bulldogs see the positive moving forward.
“It puts us in a good position going forward because we know we were the better team and can fix our mistakes,” Condame said. “Hopefully next week we can get back on the winning side of things and work hard this week to fix our mistakes and be able to get a win on the road.”
Concordia continues their season against Waldorf Univeristy on the road Wednesday, September 13.