Tiger soccer splits with Concordia

Thara Ali Said

Thara Ali Said

SEWARD, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University soccer teams split a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference games with Concordia University Saturday afternoon in Seward, Neb. The Tiger women started the day with a 3-1 win against the Bulldogs and the DWU men lost 6-0.

The win marked the second of the year for the DWU women, who are 2-4 overall and 2-1 in the league. Thara Ali Said started the scoring for DWU at the 27:44 mark when she scored on an open goal after the Bulldogs’ goalie collided with a teammate.

Concordia tied the game 10 minutes later, but Ali Said scored the eventual game-winner with just over four minutes left to play in the first half. Megan Johnson scored the Tigers third and final goal of the game at the 70-minute mark.

Megan Johnson

Megan Johnson

Concordia had 13 shots to DWU’s nine, including an 8-3 edge in shots on goal. Erika Carpenter made seven saves in goal for the Tigers to help preserve the win.

In the men’s game, Nathan Douglas scored Concordia’s first goal of the game less than two minutes in, and he added a second goal at the 24-minute mark. The Bulldogs scored one more goal before halftime and added three second-half goals.

Concordia had 18 shots to DWU’s 11, including six shots on goal. The Tigers had four shots on goal. Manny Paravalos played all 90 minutes in goal for Dakota Wesleyan, which is 2-8 overall and 1-2 in the GPAC.

The Tigers are back at home Wednesday, Oct. 3, when they host Briar Cliff University at the Pepsi-Cola Complex. The women’s game starts at 5:30 p.m. and the men follow at 8 p.m. Wednesday’s game marks the Tiger men’s annual Pack the Pitch game. The Tigers are hoping to get at least 500 fans at the game.