2008 - Men's Soccer schedule/results

6-10-2 Overall, 4-6-2 GPACSeason Statistics

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 1

Kansas Wesleyan

Seward, Neb.

L 4-1

Sept. 3

Grace University

Seward, Neb..

W 15-0

Sept. 6

Mount Mercy

Cedar Rapida, Iowa

L 5-3

Sept. 10

Sterling College

Seward, Neb.

L 2-1

Sept. 17

Dana College*

Seward, Neb.

L 2-1

Sept. 20

Morningside College*

Sioux City, Iowa

W 4-0

Sept. 23

Doane College*

Crete, Neb.

L 3-2 (OT)

Sept. 27

Dordt College*

Seward, Neb.

W 1-0

OCTOBER

Oct. 4

Mount Marty College*

Yankton, S.D.

1-1 (OT)

Oct. 7

Hastings College*

Hasting, Neb.

L 3-1

Oct. 11

Briar Cliff College*

Seward, Neb.

W 1-0

Oct. 15

Midland Lutheran*

Fremont, Neb.

L 1-0

Oct. 18

Northwestern College*

Seward, Neb.

L 1-0

Oct. 22

Nebraska Wesleyan*

Seward, Neb.

L 3-0

Oct. 25

Dakota Wesleyan*

Mitchell, S.D.

W 2-1 (OT)

Oct. 29

York College

Seward, Neb.

W 3-0

NOVEMBER

Nov. 1

Univ. of Sioux Falls*

Seward, Neb.

4-4 (2OT)

NAIA Region Tournament:

Nov. 7

Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D.

L 3-2

Nov. 9

vs. TBA (Second Round)

TBA

TBA

Nov. 11

vs. TBA (Finals)

TBA

TBA

NAIA National Tournament:

Nov. 19-25

vs. TBA

Olathe, Kan.

TBA

*Great Plains Athletic Conference Games

All Home Games in BOLD

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2008 - Men's Soccer roster

No.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Yr.

Hometown

Previous School

0

Anthony Reichwaldt

GK

6-2

So.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln East

1

Alex McKamy

GK

6-0

Fr.

Omaha, Neb.

Millard West

2

Bryan Schranz

MF

5-9

Sr.

Seward, Neb.

Seward

3

Nick Esser

MF/F

5-7

Fr.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Lutheran

4

Ben Bruns

MF/D

5-9

Sr.

Columbus, Neb.

Columbus Scotus

5

Alex Jorgensen

F

6-0

Jr.

Lincoln, Neb.

North Star

6

Kurt O'Kelly

MF

5-11

Fr.

Littleton, Colo.

Lutheran Parker HS

7

Kolt O'Kelly

F

5-11

Fr.

Littleton, Colo.

Lutheran Parker HS

8

Joel Neihardt

D

6-1

Jr.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Lutheran

9

Michael Vodraska

D

5-6

Fr.

Lincoln, Neb.

North Star

10

Aaron Skipworth

F

5-11

Fr.

Fort Collins Colo.

Fort Collins

11

Kyle Neumann

MF

6-2

Jr.

Collinsville, Okla.

Lutheran Westland

12

Jacob Lias

D

5-6

So.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Lincoln High

13

Yong Gun Sung

MF/D

5-11

So.

Daejeon, S. Korea

St. Paul, Lutheran

14

Kraig Hein

MF/F

5-7

Jr.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Lutheran

15

Tyler Groskurth

MF

5-10

Fr.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Lutheran

16

George Lara, Jr.

MF

5-9

So.

El Paso, Texas

Andress High

17

Theron Jenkins, Jr.

MF

5-9

Sr.

Owings Mills, Md.

Baltimore Lutheran

19

Danny Geu

D

6-1

So.

Colo. Springs, Colo.

Pinecreek

20

Matt Elmshauser

D

5-9

Sr.

Littleton, Colo.

Denver Lutheran

21

Richard Rattray

MF/D

5-11

Jr.

Baltimore, Md.

Liberty University

23

Matt Brink

MF

5-7

Fr.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Lutheran

24

Raul Lopez

D

5-8

Fr.

El Paso, Texas

Andress High

Bulldogs drop season opener

1 SEP 2008

The Concordia University men's soccer team had a rough beginning to its 2008 season. Kansas Wesleyan took just 4:04 to take the lead en route to a 4-1 defeat of the Bulldogs Monday evening at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.  

Mario Rodriguez took a cross from teammate Aldo Luna and buried a shot in the top right corner to earn KWU's first goal.  The Bulldogs' lone goal came off a handball in the penalty box in which Concordia was awarded a penalty kick that Aaron Skipworth was able to put home.  The goal brought the Bulldogs back within one at 2-1.  

Kansas Wesleyan would put two more goals in the back of the Bulldogs net before the night was over. The next test for the Bulldogs comes Wednesday night as Concordia welcomes Grace University from Omaha, Neb. to Bulldog Stadium for a 7 p.m. match.

Bulldogs blast Royals

3 SEP 2008

The Concordia University men's soccer team was able to give head coach Jason Weides his first career victory in a 15-0 dismantling of the Grace University (Neb.) Royals Wednesday night at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.

It took the Bulldog scoring train some time to get rolling, but once it started, it wouldn't stop until 15 goals had been put into the back of the net. Freshman forward Kolt O'Kelly began the scoring 11 minutes into the game. O'Kelly scored two more times in the first half along with two goals by AJ Jorgensen and a goal each by Aaron Skipworth and George Lara Jr. to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 halftime lead.

The scoring onslaught continued in the second half as the Bulldogs were able to extend the lead with goals by Matt Brink, Tyler Groskurth, Theron Jenkins Jr. (2), Yung Gun Sung, Nick Esser, Kraig Hein, and Matt Elmshauser.

The Bulldogs will try to ride the momentum gained in the victory as they travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a 3 p.m. match up with Mount Mercy on Saturday, September 6.

Mustangs have Bulldogs' number

6 SEP 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team, fresh off a 15-0 victory against Grace University, could not find the same firepower against the Mount Mercy Mustangs this weekend. The Bulldogs took a 5-3 loss against the Mustangs Saturday afternoon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Bulldogs (1-2, 0-0 GPAC) gave up an early goal to Mt. Mercy's Nick Miller, and the Mustangs added another goal six minutes later before Concordia was able to find the back of the net. The Bulldogs' Aaron Skipworth was able to put one past Mt. Mercy's keeper, Gabe Hodge, off an assist from Kyle Neumann to bring the Bulldogs within one. The Mustangs, however, would add another goal before the half to put Concordia down 3-1 at the break.

Concordia scored twice in the second half.  Bryan Schranz put in a goal unassisted in the 48th minute and, with five minutes remaining, Kolt O'Kelly scored off an assist from George Lara Jr.  Mt. Mercy's offense matched the pace of the Bulldogs, however, finding the back of the net twice in the second frame to put the Bulldogs away 5-3.

The Bulldogs' next match is at home at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, against Sterling College.

Warriors sneak past Bulldogs

10 SEP 2008

The Concordia University men's soccer team had a flurry of offensive chances turned away in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Sterling College Warriors on Wednesday night at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.

The two teams played stellar defense as neither team was able to put any points on the scoreboard before the halftime break. The Warriors (3-0, 0-0 KCAC), however, came out of the intermission and quickly scored two goals. The first was scored by Sterling's Justin Martens in the 50th minute, just after the Bulldogs' Richard Rattray received his second yellow card of the match and Concordia was forced to play a man short.

The second Warrior goal came just minutes later when Jorge Bueso was able to find the back of the net.

The Bulldogs (1-3, 0-0 GPAC) had an opportunity to pull within one in the 58th minute when the Bulldogs when Sterling was called for a foul in the box. Concordia's penalty shot by Aaron Skipworth shot, however, sailed wide of the net. The Bulldogs did cut into the deficit in the 71st minute when, after another foul in the box, Concordia's George Lara Jr. was able to find the back of the net for the Bulldogs.

Concordia then turned up the pressure on offense. The Bulldogs' tenacity gave them a chance to tie in the 88th minute, but the Concordia's initial shot was blocked and a rebound shot sailed wide.

The Bulldogs' next game comes Friday, Sept. 12, against the Benedictine College Ravens at 7 p.m. in Lincoln, Neb. at the Abbott Sports Complex.

Vikings hold off Bulldogs

17 SEP 2008

The Concordia University men's soccer team allowed a goal 45 seconds into the match and was not able to recover as the Dana College Vikings earned a 2-1 victory Wednesday night at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.

Dana's Corbin Lukasiewicz was able to split the Bulldog defense and found the back of the net before the first minute of the contest had ticked off the clock. The Vikings (5-0, 2-0 GPAC) would hold on to the 1-0 lead throughout the first half and the majority of the second half before extending the lead to 2-0 on a goal by Thor Brown in the 87th minute.

The Bulldogs (1-4, 0-1 GPAC) were able to get on the board in the 89th minute with a goal by Aaron Skipworth off an assist from George Lara Jr. Concordia was playing a man down after Colt O'Kelly's red card in the 47th minute and just couldn't muster the offensive fire power to tie the game.

Concordia will travel to Sioux City, Iowa, for a 7:30 p.m. matchup with the Morningside College Mustangs Saturday, September 20.

Skipworth powers Bulldogs past Mustangs

20 SEP 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team picked up an important Great Plains Athletic Conference road victory Saturday night, 4-0, over the Morningside College Mustangs in Sioux City, Iowa.

Aaron Skipworth began the scoring in the 27th minute off an assist from Richard Rattray and, three minutes later, Skipworth found the back of the net again when his shot hit off the side post and slipped past the Morningside goalkeeper to put the Bulldogs up 2-0.

The scoring slowed until Kolt O'Kelly connected off an assist from Danny Geu to extend the Bulldogs lead to 3-0. The final Bulldog goal came when AJ Jorgensen scored off a free kick from Skipworth.

The Bulldogs will try to keep the momentum rolling on Tuesday evening, Sept. 23, as Concordia takes on Doane College at 7 p.m. in Crete Neb.

Tigers nip Bulldogs in OT

23 SEP 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team lost an overtime thriller 3-2 to the Doane College Tigers, Tuesday evening at Simon Field in Crete, Neb.

The Bulldogs (2-5, 1-2 GPAC) got the scoring started as freshman Aaron Skipworth found the back of the net unassisted in the 13th minute of the first half. Doane (6-3, 3-0 GPAC) answered quickly with a goal by Chris Hedgecock off an assist from Kyle Smith in the 17th minute.

Concordia was able to break the 1-1 tie in the second half with a goal from Raul Lopez off a feed from Skipworth in the 50th minute. Doane scored the equalizer in the 59th minute with a goal by Jordan Schaffer, assisted by Kyle Smith. The two teams would play equal soccer for the next 30 minutes, taking the game to overtime. In the extra session Schaffer would score again, this time for the game winner in the 102nd minute off a feed from Devon Strecker to power the Tigers to the victory.

The Bulldog goaltender, freshman Alex McKamy, endured an offensive onslaught from the Tigers, with Doane amassing 27 shorts on goal.  McKamy registered 7 saves while allowing the three goals.

The next action for the Bulldogs comes Saturday, Sept. 27, as the Dordt College Defenders make their way to Bulldog Stadium for a 3 p.m. matchup in Seward, Neb.

Bulldog defense stifles Defenders

27 SEP 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team picked up a huge 1-0 victory Saturday, over the Dordt College Defenders in a defensive struggle at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.

The two teams failed to make an effective offensive rush throughout the first half and took a 0-0 tie into the halftime intermission.

After halftime the Bulldogs were able to mount an offensive surge that climaxed when Kraig Hein found George Lara Jr. open in the box and Lara was able to beat the Dordt goalkeeper Brain Verwolf for the eventual game winner in the 50th minute.

The Dordt offense had its most significant offensive rush and best scoring opportunity when, with 17 minutes remaining in the second half, the ball squirted through the Bulldogs box and past keeper Alex McKamy. It was a shot that could have easily found the back of the net but instead hit the right post and was subsequently cleared by the Concordia defense.

With the victory the Bulldogs move to 3-5-0 overall and pull even in GPAC play at 2-2-0 while the Defenders fall to 2-5-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the GPAC.

The Bulldogs will next be in action Saturday, Oct. 4 in Yankton, S.D. with a 1 p.m. meeting with the Mount Marty Lancers.

Bulldogs and Lancers play to 1-1 tie

4 OCT 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team played to a 1-1 tie Saturday evening against the Mt. Marty College Lancers in Yankton, S.D.

The two teams played even soccer through the first 45 minutes taking a 0-0 tie into the half. Both teams came out with more fire in the second half. Concordia got on the scoreboard first, just a few minutes into the second half, as Richard Rattray found Theron Jenkins Jr. to give the Bulldogs the lead 1-0.

In the 59th minute Mt. Marty knotted the score at 1-1 when Chandler Olmo beat Concordia goalkeeper Alex McKamy off an assist from Angel Duran.

The teams played even soccer throughout the remaining time in the second half and throughout the overtime frame to end the game in a 1-1 tie.

McKamy logged all 110 minutes in goal making six saves while allowing one goal on seven shots on goal.

The Bulldogs will next be in action Tuesday, Oct. 7, as Concordia will travel to Hastings, Neb., to take on the Hastings College Broncos at 7 p.m.

Broncos frustrate Bulldogs

7 OCT 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team dropped a tough road contest 3-1 to Hastings College, one of the top GPAC teams, Tuesday night in Hastings, Neb.

Hastings (8-3-0. 5-0-0) got on the scoreboard first when Joel Pedroza finished off a cross from Yannic Thiel in the 32nd minute. The Broncos extended their lead to 2-0 when Ryan Robinson beat Concordia goal keeper Alex McKamy with a pass from Cory Semson in the 52nd minute.

Concordia (3-6-1, 2-6-1) got on the board in the 59th minute when Aaron Skipworth was able to create a steal and then beat the Bronco keeper, cutting the Hastings lead to 2-1. The Broncos, however, put the game out of reach in the 71st minute when Thiel scored off a penalty kick.

The Bulldogs will next be in action this Saturday, Oct. 11, when they return to Seward for a 3 p.m. matchup with the Briar Cliff Chargers at Bulldog Stadium.

O'Kelly spurs Bulldogs

11 OCT 2008

The Concordia University men's soccer team rode the second half goal by Kolt O'Kelly to defeat the Briar Cliff Chargers, 1-0 at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.

The two teams played equal soccer through the majority of the game until O'Kelly slipped a shot past the Charger goalkeeper Buddy Goodenkauf with 23 minutes remaining. The Bulldog's defense was able to stifle the Briar Cliff offensive attack for the remainder of the game.

Concordia goalkeeper Alex McKamy had two impressive saves in midair en route to eight total saves for the game.

The Bulldogs move to 4-6-1 overall, and evened their record to 3-3-1 in the GPAC, while the Chargers fall to 4-7-1 overall and 1-6-0 in the GPAC.

Concordia will match up against another GPAC foe on Wednesday, Oct. 15, as they head to Fremont, Neb., to take on Midland Lutheran at 4 p.m.

Midland slows Bulldog attack

15 OCT 2008

The Concordia University men's soccer team peppered Midland Lutheran College with shots but were ultimately defeated 1-0 at the hands of the Warriors Wednesday night in Fremont, Neb.

The Bulldogs had eight scoring opportunities but were turned away by Warrior goalkeeper Eric Vraba on all accounts. Midland scored the go-ahead goal in the 53rd minute as Jonathan Chavez was able to find the back of the net, beating Concordia netminder Alex McKamy for the decisive goal in the contest.

The loss drops the Bulldogs to 4-7-1 and 3-4-1 in the GPAC while the Warriors move to 4-7-1 and 2-5-1 in the GPAC.

The next action for the Bulldogs comes Saturday, Oct. 18, as Concordia welcomes Northwestern College (Iowa) to Bulldog Stadium for an 8 p.m. matchup.

Northwestern muscles its way past Bulldogs

18 OCT 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team dropped a physical 1-0 decision to the Northwestern College Red Raiders Saturday night at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.

Northwestern got on the scoreboard in the 30th minute of the first half when an in-between ball made its way into the Concordia box. The Red Raiders' Steven Grand beat Bulldog keeper Alex McKamy to the ball and slipped it underneath McKamy for the score.

The Bulldogs had some scoring chances in the second half, but none found the net and Northwestern held on for the victory.

The loss drops the Bulldogs to 4-8-1 overall and 3-5-1 in the GPAC while Northwestern moves to 7-7-1 overall and 5-3-1 in the GPAC.

The Bulldogs will next be in action Wednesday, Oct. 22, as they welcome the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves to Bulldog Stadium for a 7 p.m. match.

Prairie Wolves blank Bulldogs

22 OCT 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's soccer team dropped its third straight match in a 3-0 defeat to the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves Wednesday night at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.

The Prairie Wolves needed most of the first half to get on the scoreboard as Brad Fullerton beat Concordia goalkeeper Alex McKamy in the 39th minute. Concordia, playing without forward Kolt O'Kelly, struggled on offense. Their scoring threat took yet another hit when Aaron Skipworth rolled his ankle and was done for the evening. Concordia managed only four shots.

Jordan Green added a goal in the 82nd minute off an assist from Emmanuel Viel and Fullerton scored again in the 88th minute, assisted by Cyrus Jaffery to give the Prairie wolves the 3-0 victory.

The loss drops the Bulldogs to 4-9-1 overall and 3-5-1 in the GPAC.  Nebraska Wesleyan moves to 10-5-0 overall and 7-2-0 in the GPAC.

The Bulldogs will next be in action this Saturday, Oct., 25 in Mitchell, S.D., as Concordia takes on Dakota Wesleyan at 3 p.m.

O'Kelly leads Bulldogs past Tigers

25 OCT 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska men picked up a gigantic road victory over the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers, 2-1 in overtime, Saturday afternoon at Caldwell Park in Mitchell S.D.

The win moves the Bulldogs to 5-9-1 overall and 4-6-1 in the GPAC and keeps Concordia in the 7th place position in the GPAC standings. The Bulldogs' hopes of playing in the GPAC post-season tournament remain alive with only two regular season games left. The loss drops the Tigers to 4-11-1 overall and 2-7-1 in the GPAC.

The Tigers got on the scoreboard first when Lance Mohr found the back of the net off a kick from Juan Baltazar in the 19th minute. Mohr's goal would be the only one that freshman keeper Alex McKamy would allow on the day.

"Alex (McKamy) played like a seasoned veteran out there today," said head coach Jason Weides. "He made a number of key saves that kept us in the game,"

The Bulldogs would get the equalizer in minute 57 as Kolt O'Kelly, assisted by his twin brother Kurt, beat Dakota Wesleyan keeper Jordan Werner to tie the game at 1-1.

The Tigers had a chance to take the lead late in the game as they were awarded a penalty kick with five minutes remaining in regulation, but McKamy made the stop of the season to send the contest into overtime.

Kolt O'Kelly notched the game winner four minutes into overtime off an assist from George Lara Jr.

The next action for Concordia will be Wednesday, Oct. 29, as the Bulldogs will take on the University of Sioux Falls Cougars at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb., at 7 p.m.

Bulldogs, Cougars play to stalemate

1 NOV 2008

The Concordia University men's soccer team showed its tenacity and a flair for the dramatic in a 4-4 tie with the University of Sioux Falls Cougars Saturday afternoon at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.

Aaron Skipworth began the scoring with goals in the 3rd and 15th minutes as the Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead. Sioux Falls got a goal in the 38th minute from Francis Fosu to cut the Bulldog lead to 2-1 going into  halftime.

The Cougars kept their momentum rolling as Cody Lutes scored on a penalty kick in the 47th minute to tie the game at 2-2. The Bulldogs retook the lead as Skipworth finished off the hat trick with an unassisted goal in the 55th minute to give Concordia the lead 3-2.

Sioux Falls then tied and took the lead late in the game with goals in the 70th minute by Jacob Shoup (assisted by Cole DeBoer) and the 83rd minute by Ryan Trupe. Things looked grim for the Bulldogs as Sioux Falls just needed to kill seven minutes to escape with a victory.

The Bulldogs then turned up the offensive pressure and forced the Cougars to foul Skipworth just outside the box with just six seconds remaining on the scoreboard. Concordia sent all available players, including goal keeper Alex McKamy, to the front of the net. Enough players were able to cause a distraction as George Lara Jr.'s perfectly placed free kick was able to find the back of the net to send the game into overtime.

Neither team could mount an offensive rush during either of the overtime periods as the game ended in the 4-4 tie.

The tie means the Bulldogs will enter the GPAC post-season tournament as the No. 7 seed with a record of 5-9-2 overall and 4-5-2. They will travel to Sioux Falls for a rematch with USF on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m.

The Concordia University men's soccer team showed its tenacity and a flair for the dramatic in a 4-4 tie with the University of Sioux Falls Cougars Saturday afternoon at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.

Aaron Skipworth began the scoring with goals in the 3rd and 15th minutes as the Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead. Sioux Falls got a goal in the 38th minute from Francis Fosu to cut the Bulldog lead to 2-1 going into  halftime.

The Cougars kept their momentum rolling as Cody Lutes scored on a penalty kick in the 47th minute to tie the game at 2-2. The Bulldogs retook the lead as Skipworth finished off the hat trick with an unassisted goal in the 55th minute to give Concordia the lead 3-2.

Sioux Falls then tied and took the lead late in the game with goals in the 70th minute by Jacob Shoup (assisted by Cole DeBoer) and the 83rd minute by Ryan Trupe. Things looked grim for the Bulldogs as Sioux Falls just needed to kill seven minutes to escape with a victory.

The Bulldogs then turned up the offensive pressure and forced the Cougars to foul Skipworth just outside the box with just six seconds remaining on the scoreboard. Concordia sent all available players, including goal keeper Alex McKamy, to the front of the net. Enough players were able to cause a distraction as George Lara Jr.'s perfectly placed free kick was able to find the back of the net to send the game into overtime.

Neither team could mount an offensive rush during either of the overtime periods as the game ended in the 4-4 tie.

The tie means the Bulldogs will enter the GPAC post-season tournament as the No. 7 seed with a record of 5-9-2 overall and 4-5-2. They will travel to Sioux Falls for a rematch with USF on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m.

Five Bulldogs earn GPAC honors

Five Concordia University, Nebraska soccer players earned 2008 Great Plains Athletic Conference honors.

Aaron Skipworth, a freshman from Ft. Collins, Colo., was recognized as a second-team selection. Skipworth led the Bulldogs with 11 goals and four assists during the 2008 season.

George Lara Jr., a sophomore from El Paso, Texas, and Bryan Schranz, a senior from Seward, Neb., were named to the honorable mention list.

The women's team had two conference honorees. Sarah Hoffman, a sophomore from Mesa, Ariz., and junior Shelley Herman from Lincoln, Neb., were named to the GPAC honorable mention list.

The GPAC all-conference teams for soccer include 13 first-team members, 13 second-teamers and an honorable mention list.