2007 - Men's Soccer schedule/results

4-14-0 Overall, 4-8-0 GPAC -Season Statistics

AUGUST

Aug. 28

Kansas Wesleyan

Salina, Kan.

L 2-1 (OT)

Aug. 31

Benedictine College

Atchison, Kan.

L 4-2

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 1

Avila University

Kansas City, Mo.

L 4-3

Sept. 5

York College

York, Neb.

L 2-1

Sept. 7

Ottawa University

Seward, Neb.

L 2-1

Sept. 15

Dordt College*

Sioux Center, Iowa

L 2-0

Sept. 20

Midland Lutheran*

Seward, Neb.

W 3-1

Sept. 22

Northwestern College*

Orange City, Iowa

L 3-0

Sept. 26

Nebraska Wesleyan University*

Lincoln, Neb.

W 3-2

Sept. 29

Dakota Wesleyan University*

Seward, Neb.

L 4-3

OCTOBER

Oct. 2

Hastings College*

Seward, Neb.

L 4-1

Oct. 6

University of Sioux Falls*

Sioux Falls, S.D.

L 3-2

Oct. 10

Doane College*

Seward, Neb.

W 2-1 (OT)

Oct. 13

Briar Cliff College*

Sioux City, Iowa

L 3-0

Oct. 16

Dana College*

Blair, Neb.

L 2-1 (2OT)

Oct. 20

Morningside College*

Seward, Neb.

L 1-0

Oct. 23

Bellevue University

Seward, Neb.

L 3-2

Oct. 27

Mount Marty College*

Seward, Neb.

W 3-0

*Great Plains Athletic Conference Games
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2007 - Men's Soccer roster

No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown

Previous School

00

Noah Enke

GK

5-10

165

Sr.

Bunker Hill, Ill.

Metro-East Lutheran

0

Anthony Reichwaldt

GK

6-2

195

Fr.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln East

1

Barry Pompea

GK

5-9

160

Fr.

Colo. Springs, Colo.

Colorado Christian

2

Brett Piburn

F

5-4

160

Fr.

Loveland, Colo.

Loveland High

3

Joel Sattgast

MF

6-4

190

Sr.

Huron, S.D.

Huron High

4

Ben Bruns

MF/D

5-9

150

Jr.

Columbus, Neb.

Columbus Scotus

5

Alex Jorgensen

F

6-0

160

So.

Lincoln, Neb.

North Star

6

Andrew Nelson

MF

5-9

160

Jr.

St. Paul, Minn.

Luthrean High KC

7

Arturo Vega

F

5-5

140

Fr.

El Paso, Texas

Andress High

8

Joel Neihardt

D

6-1

160

So.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Lutheran

9

Taylor Mayes

D

5-11

150

Fr.

Smithville, Mo.

Smithville

11

Kyle Neumann

MF

6-2

185

So.

Collinsville, Okla.

Lutheran Westland

12

Jacob Lias

D

5-6

140

Fr.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Lincoln High

13

Yong Gun Sung

MF/D

5-11

160

Fr.

Daejeon, S. Korea

St. Paul, Lutheran

14

Kraig Hein

MF/F

5-7

135

So.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Lutheran

15

Dan Graumann

MF

5-11

155

Sr.

Rapid City, S.D.

Rapid City Christian

16

George Lara, Jr.

MF

5-9

155

Fr.

El Paso, Texas

Andress High

17

Theron Jenkins, Jr.

MF

5-9

145

Jr.

Owings Mills, Md.

Baltimore Lutheran

18

Tyler Barry

D

6-0

165

Sr.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln East

19

Danny Geu

D

6-1

150

Fr.

Colo. Springs, Colo.

Pinecreek High

20

Matt Elmshauser

D

5-9

150

Jr.

Littleton, Colo.

Denver Lutheran

21

Richard Rattray

MF/D

5-11

175

So.

Baltimore, Md.

Liberty University

22

Evan Gahan

F

5-8

130

So.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Lutheran

23

Peter Nathalang

MF

5-10

140

Jr.

St. Charles, Mo.

Lutheran High

Bulldogs still looking for first win

5-7 SEP 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team is still searching for their first win, suffering a pair of setbacks this week. On Wednesday the Bulldogs dropped a tight contest, 2-1, to York College, before falling by the same score to Ottawa University on Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

The Bulldogs (0-5-0, 0-0-0 GPAC) played short handed for over half of the game after a red card to Alex Jorgensen at the 32:08 mark.

Despite being a man down Concordia was able to score a goal as senior Tyler Barry scored on a Kraig Hein corner kick to tie the game, 1-1. York scored what proved to be the winning goal with one second left in the first half.

Neither team was able to score in the second frame.

Against Ottawa both teams struggled to find the back of the net throughout the first half, playing to a 0-0 tie. The Braves opened the scoring in the second half as Andy Moore scored on a free kick to the back corner of the net.

Ottawa stretched their lead to 2-0 with just over 20 minutes left in the game. The Bulldogs cut into the lead with 10 minutes left, as freshman Anthony Reichwaldt scored of a pass from Richard Rattray. An all-state goalkeeper at Lincoln East, Reichwaldt, played forward for most of the game showing his versatility.

The Bulldogs open conference play on Sept. 5 as they travel to Sioux Center, Iowa at 3 p.m.

Bulldogs get first win, upsetting No. 25 Midland

20 SEP 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team picked up their first win of the season and in a big way on Thursday night, downing Midland Lutheran College, 3-1. The Warriors came into the game ranked No. 25 in the latest NAIA Poll and second in NAIA Region III.

All of Bulldogs (1-6, 1-1 GPAC) offense came from the foot of Arturo Vega. The freshman from El Paso, Texas finished the contest with a hat trick, his first as a Bulldog. Midland (6-1, 0-1 GPAC) falls for the first time this season.

Vega got the Bulldogs on the board with a goal at the 40th minute thanks to a well placed pass by sophomore Richard Rattray. Rattray fed the ball through on a short pass, finding Vega alone in the middle with an empty net in front of him.

Rattray also had a hand in the second goal, feeding Vega on an outlet down the sideline. Vega then went to work, driving towards the net, but pulled up and fired strike from 18-yards out that bent perfectly to the far top corner. Vega's final goal came on a free kick after yellow card was handed out on Midland, just outside the box. The kick was very simliar to his second goal, bending to the top shelf out of reach of the keeper.

Not to be overshadowed by Vega's hat trick is the play of Bulldog goalie, freshman Anthony Reichwaldt. Midland outshot Concordia on the night finishing with 23 shots, 11 on goal, compared to just 11 shots (six on goal) for the Bulldogs. But Reichwaldt came up with big saves time after time. In all he totaled 10 saves.

The lone Midland goal was scored by Danny Zuckweiler with less than two minutes remaining in the game.

Concordia continues conference play this weekend, traveling to Orange City, Iowa to take on the Northwestern College Red Raiders in a 3:30 p.m. contest.

Vega sweeps soccer honors

Arturo Vega of Concordia University, Nebraska picked up a pair of honors for his performance during the last week. Arturo was recognized as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men's Offensive Soccer Player of the Week as well as being tabbed the NAIA Region III Offensive Soccer Player of the Week

Arturo, a freshman from El Paso, Texas, helped guide the Bulldogs to their first win of the season, a 3-1 upset of 25th-ranked Midland Lutheran.

The Concordia forward finished with a hat trick of three goals in the Bulldogs home win. Vega leads the Bulldogs in goals scored (6) and points (13) on the season.

Bulldogs split; Upset NWU

26-27 SEP 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team split a pair of games this past weekend, upsetting Nebraska Wesleyan 3-2 on Wednesday before falling to Dakota Wesleyan 4-3 on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (2-8, 2-3 GPAC) handed the Prairie Wolves of Nebraska Wesleyan their first conference loss of the season on Wednesday. Nebraska Wesleyan (7-3-1, 4-1-1 GPAC) currently sits atop the GPAC standings with Hastings College. Concordia is situated in eighth place in the GPAC.

Against Nebraska Wesleyan the Bulldogs got another stellar performance from freshman Arturo Vega. Vega scored a pair of goals, including what proved to the game winner during the 81st minute. Vega's game winner came on an assist from Evan Gahan who scored Concordia's first goal.

The Bulldogs trailed after one half of play, as the Prairie Wolves scored just six minutes into the game. But Gahan pulled the Bulldogs even seven minutes into the second half off an assist from Andrew Nelson.

Mitchel Memming gave Nebraska Wesleyan the lead just 41 seconds after Gahan's goal. For almost 20 minutes neither team was able to score. Vega tied the game on a penalty kick with just less than 15 minutes remaining before scoring the game winner with eight minutes left.

Freshman Anthony Reichwaldt finished the game with seven saves for Concordia.

On Saturday night things didn't go quite as well against the other Wesleyan in the conference, Dakota Wesleyan. The Bulldogs jumped out to 2-0 lead, getting goals from Gahan and Nelson during the 23rd and 24th minutes.

Dakota Wesleyan battled back, scoring a pair of goals to knot the game up at half, 2-2. The Tigers went on to add a pair of goals in the second half to take a 4-2 advantage.

Vega scored his team leading ninth goal of the season with six minutes remaining, but it was too little, too late, for Concordia, as they were unable find the back of the net the rest of the way.

The Tigers were led by Juna Baltazar who finished with a pair of goals on the night.

Concordia is scheduled to take on Hastings College on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in a 7 p.m. contest at Bulldog Stadium.

Up and down season continues

10-13 OCT 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team roller coaster of a season continued this past week, as the Bulldogs picked up a 2-1 win over Doane College in overtime during the week, before falling 3-0 to Briar Cliff on Saturday.

Freshman sensation Arturo Vega continues to lead the Bulldogs offensively as he scored both goals for Concordia in the win over Doane. Vega started things off with a bang against Doane, scoring just 4:08 into the game on an assits from George Lara Jr., from 15-yards out.

Doane tied things up in the 52nd minute as Andrew Moore found the back of the net. That proved to be the last goal either team would score in regulation.

Bulldog goalie, Noah Enke finished the game with seven saves, two of them coming in the second half, the other two in overtime.

Vega scored the game winner five minutes into overtime on an assist from Andrew Nelson. Vega now has 12 goals on the season, the most by a Bulldog since David Ross in 2000, who also had 12 during his freshman campaign.

On Saturday the Bulldogs traveled to Sioux City to take Briar Cliff. The Chargers out-shot Concordia 20-14 (10-4 on goal), although Concordia did play to a 0-0 tie through one half of play.

Three different players scored for Briar Cliff in the loss.

Concordia was scheduled to take on Dana College in Blair, Neb., on Tuesday, but because of heavy rains and the field being unplayable in Blair, the game has been moved to Bulldog Stadium at 8 p.m.

Tight games plague Bulldogs

16-20 OCT 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team woes continue, especially in close games, as the Bulldogs dropped a pair of one-goal games this week, falling 2-1 in double overtime to Dana and 1-0 to Morningside.

Concordia (3-13-0, 3-8-0 GPAC) has dropped nine games by just one goal. Of those games two have gone into overtime, one in double overtime.

On Tuesday the Bulldogs got a welcome surprise - an extra home game - as the game against Dana that was scheduled to be played in Blair, Neb., was moved to Bulldog Stadium because of unplayable field due to heavy rains.

Freshman Arturo Vega scored the first goal of the game against Dana, putting the Bulldogs on top 33 minutes into the game. It was the 13th goal of the season for Vega, the most by any Concordia soccer player in the "GPAC Era". Evan Gahan assisted on the goal.

Dana tied the game on a Corbin Lukasiewicz goal six minutes into the second half. Neither team was able to score the rest of the half, forcing the extra frame.

During the second half and overtime Concordia had eight of their 14 saves. Freshman goalie Anthony Reichwaldt had 12 saves in the game for the Bulldogs, facing 16 shots on goal during the contest.

The winning goal of the game was scored by Lukasiewicz, on a penalty kick just 36 seconds into the second overtime after a foul within the box by the Bulldogs.

For the game the Vikings out-shot the Bulldogs 31-9.

On Saturday each of the teams had opportunities, but were unable to convert until late into the game. The lone goal of the game came with just under four minutes remaining in regulation as Tobias Tessmer found the back of the net for the game winner for the Mustangs.

Reichwaldt turned in his second straight game with double digits in saves, finishing with 11.

Concordia plays are rare late season non-conference game on Tuesday at 6 p.m., taking on Bellevue University at Bulldog Stadium.

Shutout of Lancers closes season

27 OCT 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team wrapped-up their season with a win on Saturday night, blanking Mount Marty College, 3-0, on a chilly senior/parent's night at Bulldog Stadium.

Five seniors where honored before the game, including Noah Enke who started in goal and finished his final game with a clean sheet.

The Bulldogs jumped on top during the 21st minute on a goal by freshman Arturo Vega off a nifty pass by senior Andrew Nelson. It was the 15th goal of the season by Vega who was tied for the most goals in the GPAC coming into the game.

Concordia played the majority of the match on the Lancer side of the field, and out-shot Mount Marty 20-5. The Bulldogs final two goals both were scored by Alex Jorgensen. Jorgensen scored off assists by Vega and senior Dan Graumann.

Things got interesting in the final three minutes as two red cards were handed out, one to Mount Marty on a hard foul and another on the Bulldogs.

Concordia finishes the season with an overall record of 4-14-0 (4-8-0 GPAC).

Concordia athletes named to World-Herald All-Nebraska Teams

Eight athletes from Concordia University, Nebraska were selected to the 2007 Omaha World Herald All-Nebraska College Teams. Five other Concordia athletes were honorably mentioned. The lists, released Christmas morning, were for football, soccer and volleyball.

Football led the way with five players being named to the World-Herald team and three more made the honorable mention list. Most notably senior running back JaMaine Lewis from St. Louis, Mo., was named the honorary offensive captain. Lewis was joined on the offensive side by junior offensive lineman Andrew Sunderman. On the defensive squad junior noseguard Matt Baller and senior safety Brett Mertens each garnered honors. Senior dual-threat back Jeff Neujahr was named as the team's punt returner. Juniors Brock Simonsen and Tom Schutte along with senior Trent Laune were honorably mentioned.

Concordia led all GPAC schools for volleyball with two World-Herald selections: senior middle blocker Katie Werner from Syracuse, Neb. and Kelli Ziegler, a sophomore from Lincoln, Neb.

Freshman sensation Arturo Vega, from El Paso, Texas, was the lone selection for either squad on the All-State soccer team. Anthony Reichwaldt, a freshman goal keeper from Lincoln, Neb., was honorably mentioned. Sophomore Carolyn Chrzan from Burbank, Calif., was honorably mentioned for the women's team.