The Concordia women's soccer team remained unbeaten on Sunday afternoon, September 8, and sprung a big upset on No. 11 Kansas Wesleyan, 3-2, in Baldwin City, KS.
The Eagles fell down 1-0 at the 12:59 mark when Kansas Wesleyan's Roxy Gomez scored one-on-one to the far post. The Eagles tied it seven minutes later when Alexis Garcia-Irons collected a bouncing ball and sent it past the keeper. At 32:30 Carly Mottram finished a rebound to give CU the 2-1 edge. The Wildcats tied it before half at 35:34 as Crystal Sanchez completed a penalty kick. Megan Daniels scored the game-winner at 72:06 as she went one-on-one and finished to the far side from the right.
The Eagles were outshot, 13-11, and 9-5, in shots on goal. Daniels led CU with two shots on goal. Jazmin Alvarez was solid in goal for Concordia, making seven saves to hold the lead and improve to 2-0-2 on the year. The Eagles had back-to-back-to-back corner kicks in the second half, but came up empty. After the Daniels goal, KWU missed high at 75:41 and Alvarez delivered a save at 88:45.
"These girls showed a lot of character and togetherness on this trip," Concordia head coach Chris Gould said. "We wanted to put them in deep and see what we really have this year. The team really stepped up and we had two dominating performances."
The Eagles are off until September 21, when they face William Jessup in Prescott, AZ at 11:00 am.