Photo Courtesy of Olivia Dunklau
By Olivia Dunklau
Concordia Women’s soccer took a big win over the Doane University Tigers at Bulldog Stadium on Wednesday. The team now has a four-win streak.
Right out of the gate, the game was played mostly on the offensive side for the Bulldogs putting lots of pressure on Doane’s defense. Within the first 12 minutes, Concordia’s first goal was scored by a mistake by Doane hitting the ball into their own goal. After that, it only went up for the Bulldogs. Only a few minutes later, sophomore Ellie Eason scored her first goal of the season with an assist from junior Bethany Fuchs.
The Bulldogs outshot the Tigers 14 to two in the first half of the game going into halftime on top with a score of three to zero.
Head Coach Thomas Goines said their lead benefits the girls’ nerves and stress.
“Having a lead at half is always a good thing,” Goines said. “It has been a while since we were able to score that much in a half, so it was certainly a welcome change of pace.”
The energy didn’t wind down for the Bulldogs in the second period. Two of the four goals in the second period were scored by junior Madeline Haugen. Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Carley had a total of two saves within her play for 66 minutes of the game. Freshman Kassidy Johnson took over the position of goalkeeper for the remainder of the game earning one save for the Bulldogs.
Sophomore Aliyah Aldama was able to find the back of the net for Concordia’s sixth point and senior Jennika Chapman made the seventh and final point of the game with Doane still sitting at zero. With this lead, underclassmen were able to experience varsity play for the first time.
“It felt really good to have a lead like that and to go out there and play with my teammates was even better,” says freshman midfielder Zoe Peterson. “We weren’t going to give up just because we had that big of a lead.”
The Bulldogs will see action next Wednesday, Nov. 4 against Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.