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Concordia overcomes early deficit, nips SOU

No. 2 Cavaliers score in 73rd minute to cap rally after Raiders take early lead
 Posted: 2:00 AM October 18, 2013

The Southern Oregon University soccer team scored for the second time in its last 10 meetings with Concordia but needed a little more Thursday afternoon in a 2-1 Cascade Conference loss at University Field.

Erin Huisingh knocked in the game-winner in the 73rd minute, taking her defender one-on-one with a 15-yard shot that traveled from the left end of the box to the right side of the goal.

With the victory, the second-ranked Cavaliers (10-1-1 overall, 4-0-0 CCC) snatched first place from the Raiders (7-3-3, 3-1-1), who had been unbeaten in their previous seven matches.

Julie Zamzow gave SOU the lead — its first against CU since 2001 — in the 14th minute when she intercepted CU keeper Olivia Brock's attempt to clear the ball and converted an 18-yard kick from the left side.

The goal was Zamzow's third of the season, all of them coming in the last week.

Concordia's Bobbi Eckler delivered the equalizer in the 28th minute. After a Raider handball, Eckler was awarded a 25-yard free kick.

The Cavaliers dominated possession from there on out. They recorded 10 shots in the second half and SOU didn't get off any.

"We definitely outplayed them the first half — just winning a lot of balls and playing good soccer," SOU interim coach Jenni Rosenberg said. "We just didn't move the ball well in the second half. We were focused more on moving it forward than keeping possession."

The Raiders put four shots on goal.

Huisingh's score was her sixth of the season and Eckler's her fifth. SOU keeper Kylie Moltzen recorded six saves.

"The girls fought all the way through," Rosenberg said. "It wasn't a lack of effort, it was a lack of calm."

The Raiders are home again at 10 a.m. Saturday against Warner Pacific.

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