Raw emotions poured out all over Lloyd Wilson Field, engulfing a stadium that has made a habit of stamping out national tournament dreams for GPAC opposition.
The Concordia University men’s soccer team completed an improbable conference tournament run by slaying an elusive GPAC dragon on Thursday night. For the first time in program history, the Bulldogs raised the GPAC championship trophy by way of a 1-0 victory on the home field of top-seeded and 19th-ranked Hastings.
Concordia men’s soccer carries motivation from an agonizing 2014 season-ending defeat into a new year. After falling 2-1 in overtime to perennial power Hastings in the GPAC semifinal game, the Bulldogs have set their sights on taking another step.