Mequon, Wis.- Senior Bryan Samuel ( Brookfield, Wis.) headed in a perfect direct kick from teammate Jason Rogers (Glendale, Wis.) to give Concordia-Wisconsin a hard-earned 3-2 win over visiting Edgewood College Wednesday evening.
Samuel's game winner came at 71:40 and the Falcons held on to improve to 12-4-1 on the season while remaining undefeated (8-0-1) in conference play.
The Eagles struck first when Paul Domann beat the CUW defense at 11:38 but Concordia tied the match just two minutes later. Kyle Sytsma (Antioch, Ill.) blasted a terrifc left-footed shot that found the corner of the goal from 15 yards out.
Tom Saleska's team went ahead on Sytsma's second score at 39:36 as an attempt bounded off a defender and then off the goalie's hands before crossing the line to make it 2-1 Falcons.
The soaked and wind-blown home crowd cheers had barely quieted, however, before Edgewood was back to even when Kelmend Isaj found himself open in front of the goal just before halftime and pounded home the equalizer.
Concordia controlled play for most of the second half, holding an 8-1 shot advantage, before the spectacular Rogers to Samuel finale dropped Edgewood to 4-4-1 in the NAC and 6-6-3 overall.