By Olivia Dunklau
Photo Courtesy of Olivia Dunklau
The Concordia women’s soccer team rose above Jamestown this weekend at Bulldog Stadium. Coming back after two previous losses, the team was victorious over the Jamestown Jimmies in overtime 1-2. Their record now moves up to 4-3 and 4-2 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
The Jimmies took the lead in shots in the first period with five as the Bulldogs sat with three. Within the first 15 minutes of the game, Jamestown’s Kirstyn Aldridge was the first to score. Playing a tough defense throughout most of the game, the Bulldogs stopped the Jimmies from scoring multiple times.
The Bulldogs came back in the second period with more tough defense. A goal was shot by Concordia but it was determined by officials as an offside. The game continued to consist of defense for Concordia but the team ended up leading in shots in the second period with four and Jamestown with three.
With time running down, the score was still 1-0 Jamestown. With five minutes left in the game, junior midfielder Mikeila Martinez shot a goal with an assist by freshman defender Sydney Ross. This tied it up at 1-1 and the Bulldogs defended the field for the remainder of the second half, resulting in overtime.
Not far into overtime, Martinez made the shot past the Jimmie’s keeper, scoring the second goal for the Bulldogs with the assist from sophomore defender Grace Soenksen. Coming out on top, the Bulldogs defeated Jamestown 1-2. Martinez, with two previous goals this season, raised her total to four after this game, scoring both of Concordia’s goals.
In the end, the Bulldogs tied the Jimmies in shots with 8. The Bulldogs had one corner kick and a total of three saves.
The Bulldogs are scheduled to see more action this Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the College of Saint Mary at 3 p.m.