|Concordia (Neb.) ( 4-1-0)||1||1||2|
|Graceland University ( 2-2-1)||1||0||1|
|1||22:22||Joao Luis Holtskog Aguiar (Graceland University)|
|1||40:45||Lewis Rathbone (Concordia (Neb.))|
|2||87:06||Marcelo Hernandez (Concordia (Neb.))|
|Concordia (Neb.)||Indv. Leaders||Graceland University|
|2 Players (#10,#14) - 1||Goals||#8 Joao Luis Holtskog Aguiar - 1|
|#11 Matthew Ho - 1||Assists||#7 Robert Turk - 1|
|#10 Marcelo Hernandez - 3||Shots||3 Players - 2|
|#1 Jack Bennett - 5||Saves||#0 Dylan Deason - 2|
|Concordia (Neb.)||Team Statistics||Graceland University|
|12 (4)||Shots (on goal)||10 (6)|
LAMONI, IA – Concordia University (NE) scored in the final minutes of the contest on a penalty kick to defeat Graceland University.
Graceland fell to 2-2-1 on the season, while Concordia improved to 4-0-1 on the season.
The contest started off with the team's working to find their rhythm. Graceland worked deep into Concordia's end, earning a corner kick. Robert Turk served the ball in the mix in the 23rd minute of the first half. Turk's ball found Joao Luis Holtskog Aguiar who scored on a header. Neither team produced chances in the next part of the half. A Graceland foul in the 41st minute set up Concordia with a free kick. Matthew Ho took the free kick, as Lewis Rathbone connected on the end to count a header. After the first half of play, the score was tied 1-1.
In the second half, the Bulldogs intensity picked up as CU pushed forward to create chances. Over the first 15 minutes of the second half, Concordia counted seven shots, while Graceland did not have one. Graceland began to switch the momentum, earning a couple corners in the middle part of the second half. With minutes to play in the second half, a penalty kick was called in the box against Gracleand. CU's Marcelo Hernandez converted on the penalty kick. Concordia won the contest 2-1.
Concordia outshot Graceland 12-10 in the contest. The Yellowjackets placed six shots on goal to the Bulldogs four on frame. Graceland's Robert Turk, Joao Holtskog Aguiar, Abraham De Anda each tabbed two shots in the contest. Aguiar recorded GU's lone goal with the assist coming from Turk. Goalkeeper Dylan Deason made two saves.
Concordia's goals were scored by Lewis Rathbone and Marcelo Hernandez. Jack Bennett marked five saves in the game.
The men's soccer team will take the next week off to regroup before starting Heart of America Athletic Conference play on Sept. 16 against Grand View University.
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