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Men's Soccer - Wed, Oct. 4, 2017

The Briar Cliff men's soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to Concordia this afternoon at Faber Field. The Bulldogs improved to 10-0-1 overall and 3-0 in the GPAC with the win, while the Chargers dropped to 8-3 overall and 1-2 in league play.

Micah Lehenbauer helped Concordia get on the board in the 11th minute when he found the back of the net off an assist from Lewis Rathbone. Kye Edwards knotted the game up 1-1 late in the first half (41st minute) off a double-assist from Tyler Krajewski and Luke Manganaro. Both teams headed into the break with the score tied at 1-1. Marcelo Hernandez booted in what ended up being the game-winner for the Bulldogs in the 48th minute.

The Chargers outshot the Bulldogs 22-9 and claimed a 12-8 advantage in shots on goal. The Cliff held the edge in corner kicks 8-5, while Concordia won the statistical category of saves 11-6. Concordia was penalized on 19 occasions and had three yellow cards, compared to the Chargers earning 12 fouls and being cautioned three times. CNC and BCU were both called offsides twice in the contest.

"Today was disappointing. We were probably the better team in terms of possession and chances on the day, but mistakes cost you dearly at this level," remarked Briar Cliff men's soccer coach Lewis Wilcox. "Ultimately, it came down to two individual errors which has been a theme all season for us. We are not where we want to be right now. We will be working extra hard this week to get back to our winning ways."

Edwards had the score for the Chargers, while Krajewski and Manganaro were credited with the assist. Rodrigo Oliveira was the top attacker with six shots, trailed by Edwards with five. Manganaro and Javier Valle each attempted three shots, while Jorge Lopez and Oscar Cendejas both had two scoring attempts. Joe Hoyt also took one shot for the Blue and Gold. Charlie Enright suffered the loss at keeper, going all 90 minutes and allowing two goals to go with four saves.

Lehenbauer and Hernandez each had one goal for Concordia. Rathbone had the only Bulldog assist and led the team in shots with three. Lehenbauer had two shots, followed by Marcelo Hernandez, Carlos Ferrer, Toby Down and Kevin Sanchez each with one shot. Jack Bennett played goalie the entire game and had nine saves to go with one goal against.

The Chargers will visit the Lancers on Saturday. Briar Cliff and Mount Marty is scheduled for a 3:15 p.m. kickoff in Yankton, South Dakota.

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