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By Maddy Peters, Sports Editor


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

The Concordia track and field team received their first national rankings for the season. The women sit at No. 12 and the men are at No. 15. Their upcoming home competition, the Concordia Invitational, has moved all their events to Friday, April 5 to avoid strong winds and possible rain on April 6.

The men’s golf team competed in the SCC-Beatrice Invite in Beatrice, Neb. on April 1 taking third place in the meet with a team score of 304. The team next competes in the Bulldog-Tiger Cup on April 6 in York at 1 p.m.

Junior Justin Webert tied for second place with a one over par score of 73. The winner of the invite, Morningside’s Edgar Eriksson, was just one stroke ahead with a 72. Webert tied with Southeast Community College’s Trey Baehr. Senior Drew D’Ercole also cracked the top 10 with a score of 76, netting him eighth place.

The women’s golf team, meanwhile, competed in the Concordia Bulldog Spring Invite from April 2-3. The two-day event featured three rounds with a total of 54 holes with 36 on Tuesday and 18 on Wednesday. The Bulldogs placed seventh with a team score of 367-362-354-1,083. The team next competes on April 11 at the College of Saint Mary Invite in Omaha at 12 p.m.

Sophomore Emery Custer was the top Dawg for Concordia placing 18th with a total score of 265, or 49+. Custer had a 90 in the first round, an 85 in the second and a 90 in the final round. She tied with Iowa Western Community College’s Winne Hung.

Concordia softball split a double header against the Hastings College Broncos Wednesday evening in Hastings winning the first 2-0 and losing the second 15-2. The team is now 12-18 overall and 2-4 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. They next compete in a double header against Northwestern College on April 6.

Concordia took the lead late in the game with a single run homer from junior Kylie Shottenkirk in the fifth. The Bulldogs sealed the deal with a sacrifice fly by junior Zoie Isom that allowed fellow junior Aubrey Bruning to run home.

Junior Megan Eurich hit 100 strikeouts for the season for the second year in a row in game one. She went four hits for zero runs, seven strikeouts and no errors in her seventh shutout of the season.

The second game was a poor defensive showing for the Bulldogs with numerous errors leading to a shortened five-inning game. Bruning scored the first run for Concordia in the first inning from a sacrifice groundout from senior Taylor Glause, but that early lead was quickly shattered by a five-run first inning from Hastings. Bruning managed to hit a double to allow freshman Laycee Josoff to run home in the third, but the Broncos swiftly responded with eight more runs to lock in the win.

Sophomore Taryn Ganstrom was the pitcher credited with the loss, going five hits for five runs, no strikeouts and recorded two errors. She only pitched two-thirds of the first inning before being replaced by freshman Kaylei Denison who went eight hits for 10 runs, two strikeouts and recorded six errors.

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