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By Maddy Peters, Sports Editor


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

Tennis returned to action this week with the men playing the Central College Dutch on March 15 and the Midland University Warriors the next day, and the women just playing Midland on the 16. Both teams lost against the Warriors with the men losing 6-1 and the women losing 5-2. However, the men beat the Dutch 6-1. The men are now 5-8 overall with a 0-2 conference record and the women are 6-5 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

The match against Central College started off fantastically with a doubles point win. Junior Grady Works, sophomores Hugo Fuentes and Santiago Abadia, and freshmen Michael Bedrosian and Mitch Krumm won their singles games.

Junior Manuel Rodriguez Berdud was the only loser for the Bulldogs against the Dutch, but he fought hard against his opponent, forcing tie-breaking points in both of his sets.

Works pulled the team along in the matches against Midland. He was the only singles winner and pulled together one doubles win alongside Krumm.

The women managed two singles wins against the Warriors. Sophomore Mariana Molano and freshman Chakira Derman each fought for a win in three sets. Junior Tessa Blough also took her match to three sets but lost the tiebreaker. The doubles point was a sweep for Midland.

Concordia baseball’s first home and conference games against Doane University on March 16 were postponed due to field conditions. The fields for both teams were deemed too wet from the recent rains for competition.

Concordia Softball, meanwhile, was able to play at home on March 16 against the Peru State College Bobcats, though their games were pushed back an hour. The team swept their double header against the Bobcats winning the first game 1-0 and the second 11-6. The team is now 10-14 for the season and next plays Midland University in Fremont on March 20.

Junior Megan Eurich played a fantastic shutout only allowing two hits and nailing 13 strikeouts. Sophomore Deleesi Bartling scored the one run for the Bulldogs off an error from Peru State’s pitcher. Freshman Aubriana Krieser and junior Aubrey Brunning both hit doubles.

The second game was much more action-packed with a massive six-run second inning to set Concordia firmly ahead of their opponents. Junior Kylie Shottenkirk and senior Julia Van Wey batted in a combined five runs. Shottenkirk recorded three RBIs and Van Wey had two. Sophomore Taryn Ganstrom was the pitcher credited with the win, going two hits for one run, one strikeout and no errors.

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