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By Maddy Peters, Sports Editor


If you missed Concordia University Nebraska sports this week, here is what happened.

The Concordia powerlifting team finished their season with the first home invite in school history on April 20. The team hosted 25 athletes in the PE Center Gym including three Bulldogs: juniors Tyrek Fuller and Jack Freeman and freshman Adam Widman. Widman placed the best out of the three at 11th with Freeman and Fuller taking 13th and 14th respectively. This was Freeman and Fuller’s first competitive meet and Widman’s second.

The Concordia softball team had a clean weekend winning both double headers against the Briar Cliff University Chargers (April 19) and the Mount Marty University Lancers (April 20). Both games against Briar Cliff went 6-3 for the Bulldogs, and Mount Marty was beaten 14-5 in the first and shutout 6-0 in the second. The team now has an even 21-21 overall record and a 11-7 record in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. They next face Morningside University on April 23 in Sioux City, Iowa with first pitch at 3 p.m.

Junior Kylie Shottenkirk and freshman Aubriana Krieser led the team in the first game. Shottenkirk was 4-4 at bat and recorded four RBIs. Krieser was 2-4 but hit the first home run of her career with two RBIs. Junior Megan Eurich was the pitcher credited with the win, going six hits for three runs, 11 strikeouts and recording three errors.

The second game was a back and forth with the Bulldogs going down 3-2 at the bottom of the fourth, but thanks to another homer from Krieser, Concordia was able to send three home and take back the lead. Krieser was not done yet, as she slammed a single-run home run to seal the game. Freshman Kaylei Denison was the pitcher credited with the win, going two hits for one run, one strikeout and recording one error. Eurich received a save with zero hits and runs and six strikeouts.

Krieser may have calmed down for the first game against Mount Marty, but Shottenkirk sure took charge in her stead. Including a four-run homer in the fifth, she ended the game with a total of five RBIs and went 4-5 at bat. Eurich returned to the pitching circle going 10 hits for five runs, six strikeouts and recording five errors.

Krieser returned to bat with a vengeance hitting a double that let senior Julia Van Wey and junior Aubrey Bruning home to score. In the fourth inning, Bruning reached 100 career hits. Junior Delanie Voshell finished the game off with a single that netted her two RBIs to seal a dominant outing against the Lancers. Sophomore Taryn Ganstrom was the shutout pitcher for the day. She had only three hits against her with two strikeouts.

The Concordia tennis teams faced the Hastings College Broncos on April 20 in Hastings with the women winning 5-2 and the men winning 6-1. The women are now 10-7 overall and 5-2 in the GPAC and the men are 8-12 overall and 2-4 in GPAC. The teams look towards the GPAC Championships with the women playing on April 25 and the men on 26.

The women took the doubles point 2-1, but lost No. 1 player sophomore Mariana Molano due to an injury during her doubles match and forcing the loss. The team pivoted well and freshman Chakira Derman dominated with a clean game against Hastings’ Sasha Richards. Freshman Alexa Richert, junior Brooke Hosick and sophomore Gabrielle Heiser also won their singles matches to take the game.

The men’s team also faced an injury against the Broncos with the one point against Concordia being against junior Manuel Rodriguez who was retired after his first set (6-5 to Rodriguez). The Bulldogs swept the doubles point with a nail-biter no. 1s match that went 7-5 and a cleaner No. 2’s match that went 6-1. The No. 3 match was won by forfeit. Sophomores Hugo Fuentes and Santiago Abadia and freshman Michael Bedrosian won their singles matches handedly for the win.

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