(SPRING ARBOR, MI) - The Concordia Women's Soccer team headed across state to take on the 5th-ranked Spring Arbor Cougars, who were coming off an 8-0 victory over Trinity International this past Saturday. The Cougars remained hot, defeting the Cardinals 6-0.
Abigael Harkins tried to get the Concordia offense going early, firing a shot above the crossbar at the 9-minute mark. The Cougars came out the gate flying, firing 16 total shots and 9 on target during the first 45 minutes of action. Cardinals goalie Hayley Jacobson stood firm, however, recording 5 saves in the opening half and holding #5 Spring Arbor off the board for the first 34 minutes of the contest.
The Cougars finally broke through, however, as Shelby Marshall scored in the 35th minute of the contest to give SAU the lead. Spring Arbor followed with a pair of goals by Madalyn Freitas and Shelby Marshall again a few minutes later to extend their lead to 3 at the half.
Spring Arbor tacked on three more goals within the first 23 minutes of the 2nd half, doubling their lead on the Cardinals and carrying that advantage through the final minutes of the contest. Hayley Jacobson remained strong in the net, recording 5 more saves in the second frame to finish the game with a career high 10 stops.
Concordia will be back in action this upcoming Saturday, September 3rd, when they host #23 Campbellsville for the Cardinals' second consecutive contest against a nationally ranked opponent.