Conqs fall to Indian Hills in Wells Fargo Cup

OTTUMWA, Iowa - Despite taking an early lead, the Dodge City women's soccer team fell to Indian Hills in overtime by a score of 2-1 on Sunday.

"I am very heart-broken personally and even more heart-broken for the ladies," head coach Steward Bortey said. "It's not a good way to lose. The girls dug deeper and fought with every strength they had. There is a lot of heart on this team. We win and we lose as a team. We will bounce back from this, it's not the end of the road for us. We have a lot in us."

Dodge City struck first in the eighth minute on a goal by Begona Rodriguez Bravo on an assist from Siobhan Longmore to take a 1-0 lead.

Shortly after the Conqs scored, a breakaway goal by Indian Hills in the 12th minute tied the game at one, sending the teams to the locker room knotted up at one.

Neither team could capitalize on chances in the second half, as both team went scoreless for the full 45 minutes. 

In overtime, both teams remained scoreless for the first 15 minutes of overtime.

Indian Hills was able to put a ball in the back of the net with four seconds left in the second overtime to win the game 2-1 and take home the Wells Fargo Cup.

Dodge City is now 2-3 on the year and will be in action again on Wednesday, Sept. 6 as they play their first game at home against Barton Community College at 5 p.m.


Women's soccer defeats Iowa Lakes CC, 2-1

OTTUMWA, Iowa - Coming off back-to-back losses, the Conquistador women's soccer team defeated Iowa Lakes Community College by a score of 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

"The ladies fought and dug deep for this win," head coach Steward Bortey said. "That's all any coach could ever ask for. We had people step up when we needed them to. I'm just proud to coach this team. It's always a great day to be a Conquistador."

Dodge City opened up the scoring in fourth minute as Begona Rodriguez Bravo scored on a header with an assist from Liliana Vasquez.

In the 48th minute of the game, Iowa Central tied the game at one after a mistake by the Conq defense allowed for an open shot.

Rodriguez took the lead right back in the 63rd minute of the game, striking the ball into the top left corner on an assist by Olivia Schellekens.

The Conquistador defense held strong for the remainder of the game, winning the game 2-1.