Photo Courtesy of Sower Staff
By Erik Cumley
Concordia’s women soccer lost to Benedictine College 1-0 on Saturday, Mar. 20 in their second shutout for the spring season.
Junior Mikeila Martinez lead the women with 3 shots 1 on goal. The lone goal came in the 33’ from Meagan Papin.
The Bulldogs tied for second in the Great Plains Athletic Conference season standings at the end of their original season. They finished with an overall record of 9-3-1, 9-2-1 in GPAC. With the second part of their season starting up, they are now 9-5-1 after they lost to Southwestern College in double overtime.
It was a hard-fought match in Atchison, Kan. as senior Lindsey Carley had five saves on the day. Carley allowed one goal in the 33’ to Benedictine Colleges own Meagan Papin. After that goal Carley would go on to shut out Benedictine College.
The women couldn’t get much offense going especially in the second half as all their shots came in the first half. Martinez led the Bulldogs in shots, Sophomore Grace Soenksen and junior Bethany Fuchs each had a shot on goal. Benedictines Olivia Berry and Ashley Rehagen split the goalkeeping duties evenly.
The women will defend their own turf next Saturday Mar. 27 against Grand View University. The kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Next week’s matchup will be the final match before the Bulldogs head into the GPAC quarterfinals, that will take place on April 3.