Freshman Carter Kent leaps to make a basket at the Cattle Classic on Nov. 3. Photo by Kim Sleeper
By Jacy Johnston
What was arguably the most busy weekend in Bulldogs athletics has come to a close. Here is an update on all the competitions Concordia athletics took place in over the last few days.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Concordia Women’s Basketball team stands at 4-0 on the season after two wins during the 19th Annual Cattle Classic hosted in Walz Arena. On Friday, Concordia defeated Peru State 100-55 and were led by junior Taryn Schuette with 17 points. Saturday afternoon the Bulldogs played No.14 St. Francis and won 84-55. After the win, junior Philly Lammers and red-shirt junior Grace Berry were both named to the All-Cattle Classic Team. Lammers led the team with 17 points during the contest.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Men’s Basketball team finished 2-0 during the Cattle Classic against No. 25 St. Thomas University and Barclay College on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Against St. Thomas, the Bulldogs solidified a 79-60 upset victory under the leadership of juniors Brevin Sloup and Tanner Schuck who both contributed 19 points. The Bulldogs beat Barclay 97-62 on Saturday, and Sloup and Schuck were named to the All-Cattle Classic team.
VOLLEYBALL: The Bulldog volleyball team ended their season in the quarterfinals of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) tournament on Saturday against No. 5 Dordt College. Concordia lost in three sets 25-12, 25-18 and 25-20. The Bulldogs ended the season 15-12 with a 5-11 conference record.
MEN’S SOCCER: The Men’s Soccer team has moved onto the GPAC Championship game with a victory over Midland in the GPAC Semifinals. Concordia won the stalemate game during a penalty kick overtime. Goalie Jack Bennett provided the final save to solidify the victory. The Bulldogs will play in the GPAC Championship on Tuesday against Hastings at 7 pm.
WOMEN’S SOCCER: The Bulldogs defeated No. 17 Midland in the GPAC Semifinals to head the Conference Championship on Thursday night against the No. 11 Hastings Broncos. This will be a rematch from the 2017 Championship which ended in penalty kicks in favor of the Broncos.
CROSS COUNTRY: The Bulldog Cross Country team ended their team competitive season on Saturday during the GPAC Championships hosted in North Bend by Midland with both the men’s and women’s teams finishing fourth overall. The women’s team was lead by senior Taylor Grove who finished 4th in the Conference. Also earning All-Conference recognition were freshman Abi DeLoach and junior Rebekah Hinrichs. Grove will be running at the National meet and could possibly be joined by her teammates, depending on at-large bids by other conference teams. The Concordia men were led by freshman Wyatt Luehr who finished 11th overall to earn All-Conference recognition.
FOOTBALL: The Bulldogs were defeated by No. 6 Northwestern College 42-28 after entering the 4th quarter trailing 42-7. Concordia will finish their season next week against rival Doane College in Crete.
WRESTLING: The Wrestling team began their season on Sunday Nov. 4th in Kansas at the Baker University open.