2018 slate ends in GPAC quarters

Nov 01, 2018 • Athletics

SEWARD, NEB. – A hard-nosed effort at Concordia University’s Bulldog Stadium, Wednesday, Oct. 31, saw Morningside College narrowly miss a berth in the 2018 Great Plains Athletic Conference semifinals.

Head coach Tom Maxon’s side, taking the sixth seed to the northeast section of Nebraska, gave the host and third-seeded Bulldogs all they could handle. Mside held a 12-5 shots advantage overall with four attempts coming on frame, as freshman forward Makenzie Homan (Omaha, Neb.) tallied two shots on goal, and sophomore defender Paytn Harmon (Rapid City, S.D.) and senior midfielder Chloe Wetzbarger (Sioux City, Iowa) had one each.

Senior goalkeeper Tristan Beaulieu (Sioux City, Iowa) kept the visiting net clean throughout until a long strike from Concordia’s Victoria Cera in the 78thminute found its way home for the eventual 1-0 decider. Concordia net minder Lindsey Carley and the home team defense fended off several Maroon and Black offensive pushes down the stretch.

MC concluded the year at 10-8-1. It marks the third time in the last four seasons that the Mustangs have tallied double-digit victories.