It was a little like pulling teeth, but the second-ranked Bulldogs put together a solid fourth quarter while pulling out a 68-59 win over visiting Doane on Wednesday (Feb. 14). Concordia clinched the GPAC title outright.
The 2018 football season will kick off on Sept. 8 when Buena Vista University makes a visit to Bulldog Stadium. Concordia will open up GPAC play against new GPAC member Jamestown and will host Midland for homecoming.
An accomplished senior class heads into its final week of regular-season action. The Bulldogs will host Doane on Wednesday and Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday while looking to lock up an outright GPAC title.
The final week of the regular season means that the career of senior Kyle Pierce is winding down. He will be honored on Saturday as part of a week at home for the Bulldogs, who still have a shot at a top-four conference finish.
The back half of the lineup did much of the heavy lifting. The Bulldogs picked up wins at the Nos. 4 through 6 singles spots courtesy of Alison Ebel, Kirsten Wagner and Kayla Smock on the way to a 5-4 win on Saturday (Feb. 10).
Coming off a 34-win season (second best in school history), the Bulldogs will have a new-look lineup and pitching staff this season. Head coach Todd LaVelle's squad will be anchored by junior 2B Leah Kalkwarf.
As of the February National Signing Day, the Concordia University football program has 44 signed or committed recruits on board. The incoming Bulldogs hail from 10 different states. Twelve are from Nebraska.
Based on the final month of the 2017 season, Concordia women’s tennis appears that it may be ready for a breakthrough. Led by senior Annie Horn, the Bulldogs have hopes of moving beyond the GPAC semifinals.