Morningside suffered a 3-1 loss against Concordia in the GPAC Women’s Soccer Post-Season Tournament Championship Game.

Chloe Wetzbarger

Morningside finished one victory shy of a return appearance in the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship tournament when the Mustangs lost 3-1 to Concordia in Thursday’s GPAC Post-Season Tournament Championship Game in Seward, Neb.

The Mustangs bowed out with a 10-8-2 record, while Concordia will take a 15-5-1 record into the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round on Nov. 19.

Morningside outshot the Bulldogs 15-12, including a substantial 8-3 differential in the first half.

Concordia goal keeper Chrissy Lind limited the damage to one goal when she came up with six first half saves to let the Bulldogs go into the intermission tied at 1-1 despite the wide shot disparity. Lind came up with six more saves in the second half to finish with 12.

Ellie Freebern

Morningside scored first when Chloe Wetzbarger opened the scoring at the 26:42 mark of the first half. Wetzbarger’s goal was set up by an assist from Ellie Freebern.

The Bulldogs tied the score nine minutes later on a goal by Sami Birmingham at the 35:43 mark to send the teams to the intermission tied at 1-1.

It took the hosts less than two minutes to take the lead for good when action resumed in the second half when Rachel Bolin scored 1:39 into the half to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.

Concordia added an insurance goal with 7:10 left to play when Birmingham scored her second goal of the game for her 20th score of the season.

Mustang goal keeper Niccole McGuire finished the contest with four saves.

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