By Wyatt Kube
Photo Courtesy of Erik Cumley
The Concordia Nebraska Women’s soccer team had a heartbreak loss to Dakota Wesleyan this past weekend breaking their three game win streak. The Bulldogs had the advantage early in the game leading 6-2 on shots in the first half, but were not able to put the ball in the net.
Both teams went into the half tied up at zero, however the Tigers came out with more determination than the Bulldogs in the beginning of the second half. The Tigers were able to get a goal in the 49th minute off the foot of Dakota Wesleyan’s Alondra Partida rolling past Concordia goalkeeper senior Lindsey Carley. This goal put the pressure on the Bulldogs the rest of the game.
Though the Bulldogs were down early in the second half, they still put the pressure on the Tigers finishing with a total of 20-6 shots overall and 7-1 shots on goal. Even with the stellar defense for Concordia, the Tiger defense was equally as good making sure that no Bulldog player could get close to the goal.
There were a lot of chances for the Bulldogs in the late stages of the second half. Junior midfielder Mikeila Martinez came incredibly close to making a goal as her shot ricocheted off the left post in the 85th minute of play.
The Bulldogs’s record falls to 3-2 on the year and 3-1 related to the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The lady Bulldogs head on the road to face Morningside College on Wednesday Oct. 7 in Sioux City, Iowa at 5:30 p.m.