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Bulldog Weekly Report

Bulldog Weekly Report

Bulldog Athletic Association Athletes of the Week: Due to the absence of the weekly BAAM meetings, Athletes of the Week will not be announced. When it is determined that BAAM meetings can resume, members will be notified.

News and notes:

Shooting Sports follows conference title with second-place claim at own invite: While hosting the fifth annual Concordia Bulldog Sporting Invitational over the weekend (Oct. 3-4), the Bulldogs placed second out of seven teams. Several individuals contributed to the second-place team finish while competing in the disciplines of super sporting and sporting clays. Bulldog junior Colten Uitermarkt topped all shooters at the event with a high overall (HOA) total of 276. When factoring in females only, Concordia’s Monica Dale (253), Sarah Schwacher (251) and Nicole Breese (249) went 1-2-3 atop the overall leaderboard. A week earlier, the Bulldogs celebrated a conference title at the Prairie Circuit Classic. For a complete recap of the invite, click HERE.

GPAC postpones conference tournaments for soccer, volleyball: The GPAC has postponed conference tournaments in the sports of men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball. These GPAC championship events will now be played during the spring semester of 2021 with dates to be determined. The decision was made in order to allow for more time to complete the regular seasons in each of these sports. Schedule adjustments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the adjustment. GPAC championships for cross country and golf were not affected by this change.

HomeTown Ticketing and Fan protocols for home events: Fans who plan to attend Concordia Athletics home events are advised to read through our protocols HERE. All fans are expected to self-screen and are required to wear masks while viewing contests in either Bulldog Stadium or Walz Arena. Non-family members are welcome to be present on our campus during these contests. Fans are also encouraged to order advance tickets through HomeTown Ticketing. By purchasing tickets online, fans are guaranteed entrance on game days. Concordia is allowing 75 percent capacity in outdoor venues and 50 percent capacity in indoor venues.

Concordia’s original Hall of Fame class: Due to complications caused by the ongoing health crisis, the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame’s membership stood still during homecoming last week. It marked the first year since 1998-99 that the Hall of Fame did not induct new members. In lieu of a Hall of Fame celebration, we took a look back at the inaugural class of Hall of Famers that was inducted in 1994 (when Concordia celebrated 100 years of existence). The class featured 12 individuals and one team. For more on that class, click HERE.

Bulldog Coaches Show airs every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. CT: The Bulldog Coaches Show is underway in its fifth year of existence. The show airs live for a half hour every Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT on KTMX-FM 104.9 Max Country. The weekly feature can also be heard live via 104.9 Max Country’s website or by downloading the Max Country app. Throughout the 2020-21 season, Bulldog football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball contests will be aired live on Max Country. Evan Jones serves as the host of the coaches’ show as well as the play-by-play voice for football and basketball. Frank Greene is in his sixth season calling Concordia volleyball.

Concordia Sports Network: Live webcasts for most home varsity contests can be accessed by visiting https://www.cune.edu/athletics/watch-bulldogs at game time. Beginning in 2019-20, Concordia Athletics partnered with PrestoSports for live video and statistical streaming. For more details on this change, click HERE. Check team schedules/results pages for webcast dates. Scrimmages, exhibitions and junior varsity events are not broadcasted.

Football

  • These are high times for Concordia Football, now 4-0 overall for the first time since 2013. In a unique situation, the Bulldogs played for the fourth time this season while up against a Jamestown squad that was just beginning its 2020 campaign. The homecoming clash resulted in a 23-3 victory for Concordia. Fourth-year Head Coach Patrick Daberkow’s squad has also beaten Doane, Hastings (overtime) and Briar Cliff. Only two other NAIA football teams are undefeated having played four or more games: Bethel College (4-0) and Dickinson State (4-0). For more on Bulldog Football, click HERE.
  • Unfortunately there have been no official NAIA top 25 polls this season. That’s in part due to the fact that only 46 of the 95 NAIA football programs have begun their 2020-21 seasons. It seems likely that Concordia would be a nationally-ranked team by now had there been the usual weekly polls. In Massey Ratings, the Bulldogs moved up to No. 25 last week. They also received mention at No. 25 in the rankings released last week by @NAIAFBALL on Twitter (account is not affiliated with the NAIA National Office).
  • The offense is clearly vastly improved, but the defense deserves a considerable amount of credit for its dominance through four weeks. Additionally, Concordia has been without All-American linebacker Lane Napier for the past two games. The Bulldogs have picked up the slack nicely in holding Briar Cliff to 171 total yards and Jamestown to 265 total yards. Three of the first four Concordia opponents have failed to crack double-digits in the scoring column. Over the past two weeks, the Bulldogs have allowed only two scoring drives (Briar Cliff touchdown and Jamestown field goal).
  • As one would expect, the defensive national rankings reflect this team’s dominance. Among all NAIA squads, Concordia ranks first in sacks (17), sixth in scoring defense (11.8), eighth in pass efficiency defense (100.0), ninth in rushing defense (96.3), 10th in pass defense (157.0) and 10th in total defense (253.3). Of the first four opponents, Hastings had the most offensive success in putting up 371 yards and 28 points. However, the Bulldog defense came up with a crucial stop to begin overtime in what concluded with a 34-28 victory.
  • Okay, let’s talk about that offense. With Jonah Weyand out versus Jamestown, the passing game clicked. Redshirt junior quarterback Blake Culbert was able to spread the ball around and rack up 361 passing yards for the second highest single-game total in program history (behind only Andrew Perea’s 455 yards in 2018). Culbert tossed three touchdown passes, each to different receivers. He also found the likes of Korrell Koehlmoos, Cayden Beran, Cole Schaedel and Garrett Schardt for five or more receptions apiece. Beran, Schaedel and Koehlmoos each caught a touchdown pass.
  • The passing game is working because Concordia poses more of a threat to run the ball this season. With Weyand out, freshman Lyle Whitney made his first career start at running back and ran 24 times for 86 bruising yards. Whitney has led the team in rushing in back-to-back weeks and has 200 rushing yards and a touchdown on the season. The Bulldogs hope to have Weyand back soon. Despite sitting out last week, Weyand is still No. 2 in the NAIA in total rushing yards with 384. Improvement up front has been key to the big increase in rushing yardage production.
  • Koehlmoos has moved up to No. 4 nationally in receiving yards with 345. The junior from Pilger, Neb., is the team’s biggest deep play threat while averaging 21.6 yards per catch. He’s had three-straight 100-yard receiving games: 104 versus Hastings, 104 at Briar Cliff and 113 versus Jamestown. Beran tops the team in receptions with 19 (for 199 yards and a touchdown). Ten Bulldogs have caught at least one pass this season.
  • Concordia was bound to commit a turnover at some point. It’s first turnover of the season came last week when Culbert was stripped and the ball was recovered by the Jimmies. The Bulldogs also lost a fumble on special teams. However, Culbert still has yet to throw an interception in 129 pass attempts. His big day last week helped him move up to No. 2 nationally in passing yards with 920. He ranks 22nd in the NAIA in pass efficiency (125.4).
  • Now Concordia will try to keep it going at Dakota Wesleyan (1-3, 1-3 GPAC) on Saturday. Kickoff from Mitchell, S.D., is set for 1 p.m. CT. The Tigers picked up their first of the season last week (29-26 over Doane). The Bulldogs have won three-straight meetings over DWU, but each of those took place in Seward. Concordia has not won at Dakota Wesleyan since 2007.

    Men’s Soccer

  • Only one outing made up last week’s slate as the scheduled matchup at Midland on Sept. 30 was postponed (makeup will be Nov. 4). As part of homecoming Saturday (Oct. 3) on campus, the Bulldogs took care of business in a 2-0 win over Dakota Wesleyan. Concordia has now won five-straight since suffering a nonconference loss in the season opener. Head Coach Jason Weides’ squad has improved to 5-1 overall and to 3-0 in conference play. For more information on Bulldog Men’s Soccer, click HERE.
  • Concordia has effectively rebounded from a disappointing end to the 2019 season. The Bulldogs finished the campaign at 10-6-2 overall after starting out at 9-1-1. One doesn’t have to go back all that far for the program’s previous win streak of five or more. Concordia started 2019 at 7-0 before finally tasting defeat. At 5-1 to begin this year, the Bulldogs are halfway to reaching 10 wins for the 10th-straight season. Since the beginning of the 2011 season, Weides has led the program to a combined record of 105-57-19.
  • Through three conference games, Concordia has outscored its opponents by a combined total of 10-1. That run includes victories over Dordt, 4-1, and Northwestern, 4-0. Incredibly, of the four goals that the Bulldogs have conceded this season, only one has come within the run of play (three on penalty kicks). Named GPAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 29, goalkeeper Federico Andrea Simonetti has surrendered just a single goal in more than 420 minutes of action. He ranks 10th nationally in goals against average (0.210).
  • On the attacking end, sophomore Moises Jacobo (five goals, three assists) and senior Garrett Perry (five goals, one assist) have supplied the fireworks. Jacobo garnered NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week accolades last week following the first hat trick of his career. Perry also netted a hat trick in the win over Northwestern. A native of Corona, Calif., Perry has consistently provided highlight reel goals with big strikes that have left keepers with little chance. Jacobo and Perry are currently tied for the GPAC lead with five goals apiece.
  • Based on the GPAC preseason poll (and last year’s standings), many of the most challenging games are yet to come. The Bulldogs were ranked behind Hastings, Morningside, Briar Cliff and Midland in the preseason. Currently, Concordia (3-0) is one of five GPAC teams without a conference blemish. The other three are Briar Cliff (4-0), Hastings (4-0), Midland (1-0) and Morningside (0-0). As one can tell by the standings, some teams have had complications in playing games as originally scheduled.
  • The best unbeaten run to begin conference play during the Weides era actually occurred last season when the Bulldogs went 4-0-1 over their first five GPAC games. No Weides-coached team has ever gotten to 5-0 in the GPAC as the 2020 squad has a chance to do. The most serious run Concordia has ever made at a conference regular-season title happened in 2017 when it hosted Hastings in the final game of the regular season with a shot at tying for the league title. However, the Bulldogs fell, 2-1, to then seventh-ranked Hastings and settled for second place.
  • For the most part, Concordia has settled in on the right mix of players that works best for this team. However, an adjustment was needed after starting center back Decker Mattimoe had to miss this past Saturday’s game with an injury. Sophomore Matt Schultz stepped in to fill the role and helped limit Dakota Wesleyan to a single shot on goal. Of course team captain Joao Pedro Verissimo is another rock on that back line. The Bulldogs have found chemistry with five newcomers serving as regular starters.
  • Concordia will have another bye in the middle of this week (due to another postponement). That means it focuses its attention on Saturday’s home game versus Jamestown (1-2, 1-2 GPAC) at 3:30 p.m. CT. The two sides also met at Bulldog Stadium last season with the result being a 1-1 draw.

    Volleyball

  • It seems odd to say it, but a two-match-in-three-day stretch marked the most hectic few days of the season to date. In last week’s action, the Bulldogs defeated Midland at home in four sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-27, 25-18) before going on the road to knock off Dordt in straight sets (25-20, 25-17, 25-21). Due to postponements, Concordia played only four times during the month of September. It hasn’t done too much to bother the quality of play for third-year Head Coach Ben Boldt’s squad, which is 5-0 (all conference matches). For more information on Bulldog Volleyball, click HERE.
  • Only one other time in the GPAC era (2000-present) has the program started out 5-0 in conference play. The 2000 Concordia edition opened up at 6-0 in the inaugural season of the GPAC on its way to a 9-1 conference mark and share of the GPAC regular-season title (with Dordt and Hastings). The conference schedule then expanded to 16 matches beginning in 2002. Since then, the program’s top GPAC record was 12-4 in 2015 when the Bulldogs tied for fourth and received an at-large bid to the national tournament.
  • This 2020 squad also made some history last week by winning in Sioux Center, Iowa, marking the program’s first triumph at Dordt in the GPAC era (and perhaps ever). Prior to the visit on Oct. 2, Concordia had been 0-12 at Dordt since the start of the 2000 season. Each of the previous 10 losses had ended in straight sets. The Bulldogs put an end to the streak with the help of a back row that had a heavy workload. It produced 55 digs on 106 Defender attacks.
  • There’s more … Concordia had not taken two regular-season matches from Midland since 2008, prior to the Warriors becoming a program to be reckoned with on the national stage. Midland actually is the only opponent this season to take a set from the Bulldogs. The Warriors managed to limit Concordia to a .198 hitting percentage in the matchup inside Walz Arena last week. The Bulldogs were paced by the kill totals of 13 from Arleigh Costello and 12 from Kara Stark.
  • Walz has become a much more challenging venue for foes to emerge from with a victory. Concordia has now won 14 of its last 16 home matches. That run includes an 11-2 home mark during the 2019 season. The only opponents to win at Walz over that stretch have been Midland and Jamestown. Because of the way the GPAC schedule is currently configured, the Bulldogs will play nine of their 16 conference matches at home (two versus Mount Marty on Oct. 13).
  • As mentioned, the back row was a key in the victory at Dordt. Four different players accumulated 10 or more digs in the match: Marissa Hoerman (17), Tara Callahan (11), Erin Johnson (10) and Camryn Opfer (10). Their work was instrumental in holding the Defenders to a .142 hitting percentage. As a libero, Hoerman’s contributions probably aren’t given enough attention. She’s enjoyed a fine career that has included 1,119 digs and 1,247 service receptions (95.2 career serve receive percentage) over 323 sets played.
  • The attacking numbers weren’t especially pretty last week, but Concordia continues to rank as one of the nation’s best on the attack. Among NAIA squads, the Bulldogs rank ninth in assists per set (12.81), ninth in kills per set (13.88), 10th in hitting percentage (.246) and 21st in blocks per set (2.19). On the individual national leaderboard, Callahan ranks third in assists per set (11.31), Gabi Nordaker ranks fifth in hitting percentage (.404) and 14th in blocks per set (1.44) and Hoerman ranks 37th in digs per set (5.0).
  • After finishing last season ranked 14th in the NAIA, it seems likely that the Bulldogs would be ranked in the top 10 at this very moment if polls had been released as normal. The NAIA currently plans to put out a top 25 on Oct. 14 despite the fact that several programs are not playing. Concordia could make a big splash in the national rankings, especially if it can win on Saturday.
  • Contention for a GPAC regular-season title really becomes serious if the Bulldogs can knock off Northwestern (4-0, 2-0 GPAC) on Saturday when the two sides meet at 3 p.m. CT. The Red Raiders are the defending conference champions and the preseason favorite to repeat. Northwestern has won five-straight matchups in the series.

    Golf

  • This week it’s been the women’s turn to compete at the GPAC Championships. Conference tournament action began on Monday in Dakota Dunes, S.D., and continues today (Oct. 6). Meanwhile, the men’s team completed its fall GPAC rounds last week in Elkhorn, Neb., and will head into the spring in ninth place. The women had been off since placing second at the Buena Vista Fall Invite (Sept. 26). The women will pack things up for the fall after Tuesday’s round. For more on Bulldog Golf click here: MenWomen.
  • The Concordia women entered round two of the GPAC Championships in fourth place, but only seven strokes out of second. A third-place GPAC finisher last season, the Bulldogs carded a 368 on Monday, putting them behind Morningside (316), Dakota Wesleyan (361) and Jamestown (363). The higher scores were a reflection of the challenge that Dakota Dunes Country Club presents. Concordia came into the week with a team average of 348.7 in the previous six rounds this fall. The team season low was a 337 shot in the second round of the Lila Frommelt Fall Classic.
  • Sophomore (eligibility-wise) Kendra Placke had been on a tear this fall before shooting an uncharacteristically high score of 90 (+17) on Monday. It was still good enough to rank best on the team. Next on the team were Emily Jensen (92), Andrea Peterson (93), Logan Eschliman (93) and Lauren Havlat (110). Of the 59 individual golfers in the tournament, only 10 managed to shoot below a 90 on Monday. Placke is tied for 11th as she aims for a third-straight GPAC top 10 finish.
  • Prior to the start of this week, Placke owned the team scoring average lead at 78.7. The next best have been Peterson (86.8), Havlat (89.0), Eschliman (92.3) and Jensen (95.3). Placke has two tournament wins this season while Peterson and Havlat both own one top-10 finish. Placke has carded four rounds in the 70s while Peterson turned in a 79 at the Frommelt Classic in what was her career low. As a team, the Bulldogs have shot 350 or lower four times.
  • The men were unable to put together the performances Head Coach Brett Muller had hoped for last week. Concordia shot a two-round team score of 342-330–672. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs are 37 strokes out of eighth place, meaning it will be a challenging task to move up the standings during the spring. Concordia sits in front of Hastings (694) and Mount Marty (741) on the leaderboard. The Bulldogs placed seventh in the GPAC last season.
  • With a good run next spring, Drew D’Ercole could still potentially jump into a top 15 spot required for all-conference honors. He is currently in 28th place (out of 55 GPAC golfers) with a score of 80-82–162. The remainder of the Concordia lineup included Jack Williams (85-84–169; T-38th), Jayden Neal (90-83–173; T-42nd), Ivan Yabut (87-86–173; T-42nd) and Nate Auffet (93-81–174; T-44th). Of the five Bulldogs who competed at the conference championships, D’Ercole and Williams owned previous GPAC tournament experience having played in the event last year.
  • Through eight rounds (four events) this fall, the top five for the Concordia men, in terms of 18-hole average, have been D’Ercole (79.4), Yabut (80.1), Neal (82.3), Auffet (83.3) and Williams (83.9). The team average is 324.6. The Bulldogs have carded team scores of 304, 311, 314, 319, 321, 330, 342 and 356, respectively. Concordia individuals have turned in seven rounds of 75 or lower with 73 (once by both D’Ercole and Neal) representing the season low.
  • The men have one more event left this fall. They will be at the Nebraska Intercollegiate at Norfolk Country Club in Norfolk, Neb., this Friday and Saturday. The event welcomes only teams from around the state of Nebraska. On the other hand, the women will wait until the spring semester to resume action.

    Cross Country

  • Meet No. 4 of the 2020 season transpired last week as the Bulldogs took to the trail at Adams Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, S.D., for the Briar Cliff Invitational on Oct. 3. In the team races, Concordia placed second out of 13 on the women’s side and sixth out of 14 on the men’s side. In terms of sheer number of teams and runners, this was the largest meet of the season for Concordia. Fifth-year Head Coach Matt Beisel had also previously traveled his squads to Sioux Center, Iowa, Hastings, Neb., and Crete, Neb., for competition. For more on Bulldog Cross Country, click HERE.
  • The NAIA had not released any official national ratings for any fall sports until last week when the first set of cross country rankings were unveiled. Prior to the release of the national rankings, the NAIA posted official conference polls that showed Concordia at No. 3 on the women’s side and at No. 4 on the men’s side. In the national poll, the women appeared five spots outside of the top 25 (30th overall) in the “receiving votes” category. Meanwhile, the men did not garner any votes. As GPAC leaders, Dordt (No. 6) and Morningside (No. 18) were ranked on the women’s side and Dordt (No. 12) was ranked on the men’s side.
  • The Bulldog women will have a strong case for being included in the top 25 next time the ranking comes out on Oct. 29. With a youthful top three at Briar Cliff (sophomore-freshman-freshman), Concordia defeated Morningside and placed behind only Dordt. The Concordia women have not placed lower than third at any meet this season – third at the Dordt Sunflower Open, second at the Bronco Stampede, first at the Dean White Invite and second at the Briar Cliff Invite.
  • The men’s team also boosted its standing within the GPAC by beating out Northwestern (which had been rated third in the conference poll) at the Briar Cliff Invite. That means the Bulldogs are looking up at only Dordt (second place at Briar Cliff) and Doane (fourth place) among GPAC rivals. The Concordia men celebrated a meet title at the Bronco Stampede, where they topped Doane (second place).
  • It appears the women’s team could get a significant boost from freshman Rylee Haecker of Davenport, Neb. She surprised even Beisel last week in what was her first career college meet. Haecker’s main focus has been on preparing for track season, but she entered the Briar Cliff Invite and finished with a fine 5k time of 18:43.22 (22nd overall out of 155 runners) and was second on the team behind only Kylahn Heritage (18:32.60) and just ahead of teammate Grace Reiman (18:44.35).
  • Heritage picked up GPAC Runner of the Week honors last week. It was the first such award in the career of Heritage, a native of Nampa, Idaho. Three Bulldogs garnered the weekly honor in 2019: Rebekah Hinrichs, Amie Martin and Bailie Vanarsdall. Heritage has been the team’s top runner at each of the three meets she’s competed at this season. Her time of 18:32.60 last week was only two seconds off her personal best of 18:30.48 achieved at the 2019 GPAC Championships.
  • The men have been led at all four meets by sophomore Camden Sesna, who seems poised to make a push for the first all-conference placement of his young college career. Sesna’s 8k times this season have come in at 26:34.84, 26:19.15, 27:38.02 and 26:04.63, respectively. At the 2019 GPAC Championships, it took a time of just under 26 minutes to place inside the top 15 of the individual leaderboard. The remainder of Concordia’s top five at Briar Cliff featured Jordan Lorenz (26:28.82; 52nd), freshman Calvin Rohde (26:42.01; 60th), sophomore Antonio Blaine (27:00.88; 68th) and sophomore Owen Dawson (27:26.91; 80th).
  • The Bulldogs now have three weeks of training leading up to their next meet: the Mount Marty Invite on Saturday, Oct. 24. It will take place at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton, S.D. That will mark the final meet prior to the GPAC Championships on Nov. 7. As announced late in the summer, the NAIA national meet has been postponed until April 9, 2021.​​​​​​​

    Women’s Soccer

  • After having a potential midweek game postponed, the Bulldogs returned to action on homecoming Saturday (Oct. 3) against visiting Dakota Wesleyan. One defensive mistake cost Concordia as it dropped a 1-0 decision for its first GPAC loss of 2020. Head Coach Thomas Goines’ squad is now 3-2 overall and 3-1 inside the conference. The Bulldogs had not lost since the season opener on Sept. 9. For more information on Concordia Women’s Soccer, click HERE.
  • Cleary Dakota Wesleyan (5-1, 3-1 GPAC) is an improved squad. The Bulldogs had dominated the all-time series, carrying an all-time record of 12-4-1 versus the Tigers (prior to last week). Last season the Bulldogs handled Dakota Wesleyan, 4-1, in Mitchell, S.D. It was the first time DWU had beaten Concordia since 2012. The Tigers raised some eyebrows back on Sept. 19 when they defeated perennial league power Hastings, 3-2. DWU also owns a league victory over College of Saint Mary.
  • The Bulldogs had not allowed a single goal within conference play until the 50th minute of the matchup with Dakota Wesleyan. Alondra Partida put the ball into the back of the net on the only Tiger shot on goal of the afternoon. In Concordia’s three previous GPAC outings, it earned shutout wins over Mount Marty, 12-0, Dordt, 1-0, and Northwestern, 1-0. The Bulldogs rank third among GPAC teams in terms of goals allowed per game (0.4). One of the teams (Morningside) in front of them has played only one game.
  • Junior Mikeila Martinez is becoming more of a scoring threat. The midfielder from Fairfield, Calif., had several close calls against Dakota Wesleyan. She took seven shots with two of those being on frame. Martinez scored both of her goals this season in the blowout at Mount Marty. Her 17 shots this season rank No. 1 on the team. Prior to 2020, Martinez had taken a combined 40 shots over her first two collegiate seasons (39 games).
  • Concordia felt like it let an opportunity to get to 4-0 in the GPAC slip through its fingers, especially considering it outshot DWU, 20-7. It’s a statistic that the Bulldogs have dominated during conference play. They have combined to outshoot their foes, 78-17. It’s led to a 15-1 advantage in the goal scoring department. However, the vast majority of the goals came in that single game at Mount Marty. No one Bulldog has found the back of the net more than twice this season.
  • The highlight of homecoming Saturday for Michaela Twito may have been her being named homecoming queen. The senior from Ames, Iowa, has an undeniably outgoing personality. She’s also been a mainstay in the midfield since day one. Twito has played in 65 games over her career and has totaled five goals. Twito garnered second team All-GPAC accolades in 2019 and was named honorable mention all-conference in both 2017 and 2018. She started for the ’17 squad that won the GPAC regular-season title.
  • The starting lineup has been fairly consistent with eight players having started each of the first five games. That group includes Jaiden Beecher, Lindsey Carley, Allee Downing, Martinez, Callie McNary, Annika Munch, Cheyenne Smith and Twito. In addition, Madeline Haugen has started four games. One notable absence has been two-time first team All-GPAC performer Tori Cera. Concordia continues to hope to have her back in the near future.
  • As it stands currently, the Bulldogs are preparing to play twice this week. The action will get started with a game at Morningside (0-0-1, 0-0-1 GPAC) at 5:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday. Concordia will return home to host Jamestown (4-2, 2-2 GPAC) at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Bulldogs saw their 2019 season end in the GPAC tournament quarterfinals at the hands of the Jimmies.

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