Dance notches win over Doane, finishes home schedule

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 21, 2021 in Dance

SEWARD, Neb. – In one last outing before the GPAC Championships, the Concordia University Dance team entertained the home crowd inside Friedrich Arena on Saturday (Feb. 20) by earning another victory. The Bulldogs earned a score of 73 compared to 65.10 by visiting Doane. It marked the fourth home competition of the season.

That score was slightly better than the one Concordia recorded 10 days earlier in a win over Hastings. Maser likes the direction her team is headed.

“Concordia Dance and Cheer had a good day today,” Maser said. “We came out on top and we have some great momentum going into next week’s prep for the GPAC Championships/Regional Qualifier. Dance did a sharp, clean routine and really performed well. We will increase some difficulty for next week and leave it all out there on the competition floor. This team has grown so much and continues to push themselves every competition.”

The competition team for the Bulldogs on Saturday included:

·        Katherine Anderson (Columbus, Neb.)

·        Haleigh Fitzsimmons (Lincoln, Neb.)

·        Kenna Holtzen (Stromsburg, Neb.)

·        Avery Lewis (Seward, Neb.)

·        Hannah Schmidt (Gretna, Neb.)

·        Lizbeth Vargas-Tapia (Omaha, Neb.)

·        Madeline Wittstruck (Milford, Neb.)

In previous competitions this season, the Concordia Dance team has won duals over Mount Marty, College of Saint Mary and Hastings, lost to Morningside and earned second place at the Friends University Day of Duals.

The GPAC Cheer & Dance Championships are up next. The dance portion of the event will be held Friday, Feb. 26 at Doane.