Tornados Rally By Cowboys

Tornados Rally By Cowboys


ABILENE, Texas – Concordia scored two second-half goals to beat Hardin-Simmons 2-1 in American Southwest Conference men's soccer action at the HSU Soccer Complex on Thursday afternoon.

Zach Welch put the Cowboys on top in the eighth minute when he had a nice in-the-air finish of a Preston Hillis serve. It was the first career goal for Welch.

The Cowboy defense held tight until Alejandro Labastida finished off a Nash Cole pass to tie the game at the 73:49 mark.

Bryan Luna then gave the Tornados the lead in the 82' when he beat the Cowboy defense and finished one-on-one with the Trent Ivy. Ivy had just saved back-to-back shots just about a minute earlier when he was one-on-one with Martin Medina.

Concordia outshot the Cowboys 19-14 and 12-5 in shots on goal. Ivy had 10 saves for the Cowboys and Rob Oakley had four saves for the Tornados.

HSU must rebound quickly as conference leader Mary Hardin-Baylor comes to town on Saturday. HSU is 5-4-2 overall and 4-3-2 in conference play. Concordia improved to 8-4-1 overall and 5-4-1 in league play.


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