SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University Men’s Soccer team has announced the addition of three varsity games to the spring 2021 regular-season schedule. The changes are official as of Jan. 13. Head Coach Jason Weides’ squad played 14 games during the fall portion of the season before concluding the calendar year 2020. The three outings this spring will serve as a precursor to the GPAC tournament, slated to kick off on April 10.
Varsity schedule additions for spring 2021:
· Saturday, March 20 at Benedictine College (Atchison, Kan.), 3:30 p.m.
· Saturday, March 27 at Missouri Valley College (Marshall, Mo.), 3:30 p.m.
· Friday, April 2 vs. Midland University (Bulldog Stadium), 3 p.m.
The three games listed above will each factor into Concordia’s overall regular-season record for 2020-21. The home matchup with Midland on April 2 will be counted as a nonconference contest. All three foes also played extensive schedules in the fall. Benedictine went 6-5-1, Missouri Valley went 10-3-1 and Midland went 5-5-1. Missouri Valley has been a particularly strong program recently having finished the 2019 season ranked seventh in the NAIA.
Weides led his team to a record of 9-3-2 in the fall (7-2-2 within the conference). Unofficially, the Bulldogs will be the No. 5 seed and will be on the road for the GPAC quarterfinals on Saturday, April 10. The proceeding rounds are slated for April 13 for the semifinals and April 16 for the championship. The NAIA national tournament is scheduled to begin with the opening round April 22-24 before the remaining teams convene at the final site (Evans, Ga.) starting on May 4.
View the complete Concordia men’s soccer schedule HERE. Back in the middle of December, five Bulldogs earned All-GPAC honors: Iker Casanova (second team), Moises Jacobo (second team), Carlos Orquiz (second team), Federico Simonetti (second team) and Garrett Perry (honorable mention).