A storybook ride for the Bulldogs will continue into the GPAC tournament championship game as they defeated Dordt, 1-0, in the semifinals on Tuesday (Nov. 8). Concordia also clinched an automatic bid to the national tournament.
For his role in last week's GPAC quarterfinal shutout win over Briar Cliff, Gabriel Mendoza has been named the GPAC Defensive Player of the Week. Mendoza made five saves in the win and improved his personal record to 6-0-1.
For the first time in program history, the Bulldogs will host a GPAC semifinal game. Concordia will welcome Dordt to Seward on Tuesday with a spot in the championship game on the line. The Bulldogs are 8-0-1 at home.
Both Daniel Campbell and Dominic Abdel-Ahad got on the board and Concordia stifled Briar Cliff's attack in a 2-0 GPAC quarterfinal win on Thursday (Nov. 3). The Bulldogs have advanced to the conference semifinals for the first time since 2018.
After earning the GPAC's No. 2 seed, the Bulldogs are set to host seventh-seeded Briar Cliff in the conference quarterfinals on Thursday. It will mark the fourth postseason game the program has hosted since 2016.
With a chance to sew up the No. 2 seed in the GPAC, the Bulldogs gritted out a 2-1 win over Doane on Wednesday (Oct. 26). Concordia finished the regular season at 13-2-2 overall and now awaits its GPAC quarterfinal matchup next week.
Concordia clinch the GPAC's No. 2 seed by defeating Doane on Wednesday night. The contest will mark the end of the regular season for the Bulldogs, who have will celebrate their senior class prior to kickoff.
A focused Bulldog team did not overlook Presentation while earning a 9-0 win on Saturday (Oct. 22). Isaiah Shaddick got loose for a hat trick as one of six Concordia players to score in the outburst. The Bulldogs earned win No. 12.
A contest that appeared headed for a draw concluded with a feel-good moment for the Bulldogs, who celebrated a game-winning goal from Victor Meneses. His goal in the 83rd minute lifted Concordia to a 1-0 win over Briar Cliff.
The unbeaten streak was pushed to six last week as the Bulldogs tied with Hastings. The goal now is to remain inside the top two of the GPAC standings as Concordia hosts Briar Cliff and makes a visit to Presentation.
The 2021 campaign will be remembered as one that featured a series of close calls. The Bulldogs finished the season at 7-8-3 overall with each of their final seven defeats (including GPAC quarterfinals) coming by one-goal margins.
Plenty of familiar faces have returned to campus this preseason for a Concordia Men's Soccer team with the confidence to compete with anybody. Four All-GPAC performers are back.
It’s fair to say that David Moreno is a veteran of the NAIA soccer scene. The native of Cali, Colombia, will reside on an NAIA roster for the sixth season as he looks forward to 2021.
While up against perhaps the program's most challenging schedule ever, the 2020-21 Bulldogs again reached the 10-win mark. The season concluded in the GPAC quarterfinals.
João Pedro Veríssimo can smile now as he reflects on the journey from Nova Mutum, Brazil, to Seward, Nebraska. The relationships formed have made it worth it for Concordia's captain.
One of the nation's most consistent men's soccer programs has returned to practice this August. Coach Jason Weides' Bulldogs are aiming to make amends for how 2019 ended.
The outcome seemed to be something of a foregone conclusion - Concordia vs. a program it hadn't beaten since 1998. Except something wild happened and the Bulldogs celebrated a title.
Head coach Jason Weides likens this to situation to simply having an extended period of summer. The onus is on the players to get better individually as they prepare for the 2020 season.
While the Bulldogs came up shy of their aim to win a GPAC title, they put 10 wins on the board and set the program up for potential future success. Many key performers will return in 2020.
A member of a GPAC tournament championship team, Toby Down recently experienced another high. His Tai Po FC professional team celebrated a Hong Kong Premier League title this May.