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Photo by Natasha Torno

by Jacy Johnston

The Concordia women’s soccer team came out victorious in its GPAC quarterfinal game over the Briar Cliff University Chargers on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Bulldog Stadium.

Briar Cliff scored the first goal of the game less than nine minutes into play. Concordia played catch up for six minutes until junior forward Jessica Skerston netted a goal off of an assist by junior defender Jeannelle Condame. Concordia’s offense began with three shots in need of saves from the Briar Cliff goalie before freshman midfielder Sami Birmingham connected off of an assist from junior forward Esther Soenksen. Concordia went into the halftime break with a 2-1 lead.

After the break, the Bulldogs continued to control the momentum with multiple offensive strikes. In the 71st minute, sophomore midfielder Maria Deeter scored a goal off of an assist from senior forward Jordan McCoy. Seven minutes later, Skerston scored a penalty kick to give Concordia a 4-1 lead. Birmingham netted the fifth and final goal of the game with help from Skerston.

Concordia outshot Briar Cliff 21-9 on the game, and 4-0 in corner kicks. Senior goalie Chrissy Lind had 5 saves on the game.

The Bulldogs’ next game will be Saturday, Nov. 5 in Fremont against the Midland Warriors. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. for the semifinal game of the GPAC tournament. Concordia heads into the game with a 7-3 conference record, while Midland currently holds a 9-2 conference record.

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