Morningside suffered a 2-1 setback against regular season league champion Concordia in the GPAC Women’s Soccer Tournament Quarterfinals.

Paytn Harmon

Niccole McGuire

Morningside became the first team to score against Concordia in the last seven games, but it wasn’t enough when the Mustangs’ women’s soccer season came to an end with a 2-1 loss against the Bulldogs in Thursday’s GPAC Post-Season Tournament Quarterfinal in Seward, Neb.

Concordia, which had allowed only one goal in its last 10 contests and shut out 11 of its 18 regular season opponents, improved its record to 14-2-3 and advanced to next Tuesday’s GPAC Semifinals, where it will host Northwestern. Morningside bowed out with a record of 8-10.

The Bulldogs took an early 1-0 lead when Esther Soenksen scored a goal off an assist from Taylor Roby nine minutes into the contest.

Morningside tied the score 11 minutes later when Paytn Harmon scored a goal off an assist from Alexandra Homan at the 20:30 mark.

The scored remained tied at one until the Bulldogs scored the game winning goal at 63:01 on a score by Lauren Martin off an assist from Soenksen.

Concordia edged Morningside 20-18 in the team shot count.

Lindsey Carley had nine saves for the Bulldogs, while Niccole McGuire came up with seven saves for the Mustangs. McGuire, playing in her senior finale, finished her career as Morningside’s all-time leader with 66 career saves in post-season play.

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