(Fort Wayne, IN) Concordia Women's Soccer continued nonconference play Wednesday evening with a match against St. Francis (IN). The Cougars hosted the Cardinals and came into the match with a 3-1-2 record, while the Cardinals were still looking for their first win. The Cardinals offense erupted in the first 15 minutes of the match to a 3-0 lead, and were able to keep the lead for a 4-2 win in the end.
Concordia spent much of the first several minutes defending until Isabel Stropich found an open Megan Starkey making a run up the middle. Starkey was able to beat the Cougar keeper to give the Cardinals an early 1-0 lead.
Eight minutes later Kendra Lewis forced a Cougar turnover and then sent a shot from 25 yards out into the back of the net to make it a two-goal lead.
Four minutes after that, the Cardinals sent a throw in towards goal. The Cougar goalie was unable to control it, and Katelyn Aiello was there to bury the rebound for a three-goal advantage.
St. Francis broke the Cardinal shutout less than three minutes into the second half when a Cougar scored off of a rebound from the crossbar. The Cougars then scored another a little over ten minutes later when Hayley Jacobson came off her line to stop a pass, but was unable to gather the ball which let the Cougars come within one.
The Cardinals will stay on the road this weekend when they travel to Judson. Kick off is set for 1:00 in Crystal Lake, Illinois.