The Concordia cheer and dance teams dueled against the Morningside University Mustangs teams Wednesday night. The dance team performed during the halftime of the women’s basketball game, and the cheer team performed in between the women’s and men’s games.
The dance team performed for the second time this season following their incredible duel against College of Saint Mary on Jan. 11. The team scored an 80.55, which is the highest score the Bulldogs have received in program history. This week, Concordia scored a whopping 85.9 versus Morningside’s 75.25 – another high score for the Bulldog dance team.
Coach Mandi Maser was pleased with the dance team’s work. She said, “It was great to have dance improve from last week; what I saw from their performance and their energy… I think that they did a great job performing, they improved their technical skills, and gave a great performance.”
Meanwhile, the cheer team competed in their first event of the season Wednesday evening and scored a 77.2 versus Morningside’s 83.1. While a loss on the first outing is disappointing, Maser is proud of the work the team had done that night and in the days before.
She said, “Cheer, it was good to get our first one done, under our belt, get their nerves out, we got a lot of new ones on the mat. We overcame some adversity having an injury on Thursday [Jan. 12] that pulled one of our kids off the mat, and so unfortunately we did have to make some adjustments at the last minute.”
The dance team is 2-0 overall and in the Great Plains Athletic Conference and cheer is 0-1 overall and in GPAC. Both teams will compete again in triangulars against Hastings College and Mount Marty University on Jan. 25. The teams will also compete on Jan. 28 as part of the Concordia Invitational Tournament events.