CSUSM 6 – Concordia 19
The Cougars faced another set of Eagles this past weekend as Concordia came down to San Marcos for an SLC match up. Concordia is the defending conference champion and the Cougs knew that it would be a tough game. The game started with a couple easy goals by Concordia but CSUSM was able to respond and keep the game close coming into the second quarter. In the second, the Cougs brought the game within one goal, but Concordia continued to execute on their possessions and racked up seven goals to bring the score to 11-5 at the half.
Some crucial injuries really hindered the Coug offense and allowed Concordia to slip away through the second half. The CSUSM attack were all able to score, but the midfield unit still struggled to find the back of the net. Coach Hicks briefly stated after the game that, “we knew what to expect and we felt like we made the right adjustments, but we couldn’t manage to execute. Penalties and injuries really shot us in the foot too. The guys know the game plan, and I think we are ready to bounce back and take on Long Beach on Wednesday.
The Cougars travel to Orange County tomorrow night to face the Long Beach 49er’s at 7:00pm. The game will be at Long Beach State. The Cougars are 1-1 overall against the 49er’s.