Sodal has five goals over his last two games and ranks third in the GPAC with 15 this season.
“Our first half performance was dominating tonight,” said head coachRaphael Martinez. “We played with energy and intensity from the first whistle and Concordia couldn’t keep up with us. Ali and Lee are a dynamic duo and they continued to showcase their abilities in this win.”
The Warriors took a 2-0 lead just 11 minutes after kickoff at Bulldog Stadium. Sodal, Midland’s second all-time leading scorer, netted the first of the night, followed by Bishop’s strike. Both goals were unassisted and held as the only scoring of the first half.
Concordia’s lone goal came off a header following a corner kick in the 61st minute of play and stood as the final score of the match.
Midland owned a 14-11 shot advantage while putting eight shots on target compared to just four by the Bulldogs.
Shazz Heale gloved three saves in the winning effort for Midland.
The Warriors improve to 11-2-1 (4-1 GPAC) while Concordia falls to 6-4-2 (3-2 GPAC).
Midland continues GPAC action on the road this weekend at Briar Cliff University. Game time on Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa is scheduled for 3:15 p.m.
SEWARD, Neb. – (RV) Midland University women’s soccer broke out of a log-jammed pack in the middle of the conference standings on Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory at Concordia University. The win moves the Lady Warriors into third place in the GPAC.
“Tonight was a great result for us at an important juncture in the conference season,” said head coach Greg Jarosik. “Concordia is always a good team and a tough place to play so we are happy to come away with the win.”
Allison Buehring broke a scoreless tie with less than two minutes left in the first half to give Midland a 1-0 lead heading to the break. Her second goal of the season was an unassisted effort that found the top left corner of the Bulldog goal.
Senior Kaitlyn D’Arcangeli padded the Warrior lead to 2-0 in the 61st minute of play which stood as her fourth game-winning goal of the season. FreshmanHannah Stewart made it a 3-0 contest with her first collegiate goal in the 77th minute.
Concordia avoided a shutout with a goal in the 80th minute, but it wasn’t enough against the stingy Midland defense.
“Hannah has worked hard and been excellent for us all season, so her first goal was a well-deserved accomplishment,” Jarosik added.
The Warriors outshot the Bulldogs, 21-7, and put 11 shots on target compared to just two by the home team. Midland has held its non-NCAA opponents to one goal or fewer 10 times this season.
Jordan Thiem recorded one save in goal for Midland.
The Lady Warriors improve to 10-4 (4-2 GPAC) following the win and Concordia falls to7-5-1 (3-2 GPAC).
Midland will be on the road once again this weekend at Briar Cliff University. Kickoff of the Warriors’ next match is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa.