This fall's slate revealed for men's soccer

By Jacob Knabel on May. 31, 2017 in Men's Soccer

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SEWARD, Neb. – The 2017 season will mark the 10th for Jason Weides as head coach of Concordia men’s soccer. The Bulldogs will enter the fall with plenty of momentum coming off back-to-back appearances in the GPAC tournament title game. Not only that, Weides has plenty of seasoned veterans returning this coming season. The 2017 campaign is set to get underway on Aug. 26 when Sterling College (Kan.) makes a visit to Bulldog Stadium.

The regular-season slate includes 17 games, including eight in Seward. Concordia (11-7-2, 6-3 GPAC in 2016) will again play nine games against conference opponents. The Bulldogs hope to put themselves in good position to make it a very meaningful showdown with defending national champion Hastings in the final game of the regular season, Oct. 25 inside Bulldog Stadium.

One of the highlights of the nonconference portion of the schedule is a trip to the Windy City for a pair of games against sister Concordia University institutions. The Bulldogs are set to take on Concordia University Chicago on Sept. 1 and then Concordia University Wisconsin on Sept. 2. Both foes are members of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference of NCAA Division III. CUNE will also face a difficult non-league challenge when Bellevue University (12-6 in 2016) invades Bulldog Stadium on Sept. 30.

The GPAC schedule will get underway with a journey to Mitchell, S.D., for a matchup with Dakota Wesleyan on Sept. 23. Weides’ bunch will return to the site of last year’s thrilling GPAC tournament semifinal victory on Oct. 18 when they take on Midland in Fremont. A national tournament at-large qualifier in 2016, the Warriors were ranked 14th in the 2016 postseason coaches’ poll.

For a recap on Concordia’s spring season, click HERE.