A sluggish first half eventually gave way to sharper play from the seventh-ranked Bulldogs in action on Wednesday (Dec. 6) in Yankton. Taysha Rushton and Abby Krieser combined for 39 points in the 77-57 Concordia road win.
Concordia will become the road Dawgs for the rest of December, facing five straight opponents outside of Friedrich Arena. They lead off with Mount Marty this Wednesday (Dec. 6), then travel to Briar Cliff on Saturday (Dec. 9).
The Bulldogs hosted their final home game in 2023 against the University of Jamestown on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 2). Tying the game midway through the fourth quarter, the Jimmies responded, keeping the home team down late in the conference bout, 71-61.
Taysha Rushton continued to torment Midland while becoming the 12th player in program history to surpass 1,500 career points. The seventh-ranked Bulldogs jumped out to a fast start and trounced the Warriors, 100-64.
After a light Thanksgiving schedule with only one midweek match, the Dawgs will pick back up with conference bouts against Midland on Wednesday night (Nov. 29) and Jamestown on Saturday (Dec. 2).
Concordia used the patented Coach Drew Olson press to dismantle the Flames offense, forcing 24 first half turnovers as six different Bulldogs hit double digits in the 119-54 route.
A career high 24-point performance in the win at Northwestern led to Abby Krieser being named the GPAC Player of the Week. Krieser has helped the 11th-ranked Bulldogs jump out to a 4-0 record.
In the lone outing of Thanksgiving week, Concordia will be at College of Saint Mary while trying to remain unbeaten. The Bulldogs are coming off wins over Morningside and Northwestern in the opening week of GPAC play.
After a turnover driven affair in the first quarter, Concordia started to strike from long range hitting 10 of their 11 total three-pointers in the second and third, pulling away in the 77-69 win over Northwestern.
Confetti, cupcakes and the whole family greeted Drew Olson in the locker room following Wednesday’s win over Morningside. The victory marked another feather in the cap for Olson, the winningest coach in Concordia Athletics history.
A constant during the winningest four years in Concordia women's basketball history, Brenleigh Daum just keeps chucking it. The college career of the McCook native will wind down this week in Sioux City, Iowa.
Says senior Dani Hoppes, "During a game, we’re all in for the team." Such selflessness serves as one of the reasons why the second-ranked Bulldogs enter the national tournament as one of four No. 1 seeds.
On Jan. 10, Drew Olson collected his 300th win as head coach for the Concordia women's basketball program. In the minds of so many, Coach Olson means a whole lot more to them than any victory ever could.
The big names are back in place for a program fresh off a national semifinal appearance and GPAC regular-season and tournament championships. The Bulldogs are primed for another ride deep into March.
Which moments were the greatest in the history of Concordia women's basketball? We've got some ideas. Relive some of those moments in our third installment of the 'top five' series.
It was a storybook 2016-17 season filled with memories that will stand the test of time for Concordia women's basketball and its fans. The Bulldogs filled up the trophy case on their way to a national semifinal appearance.
Gnat-like Concordia will dog you all game long. The Bulldogs force nearly 27 turnovers per game and rank as one of the nation's top defensive teams. Says Drew Olson, "I’m confident in saying this is one of the best defensive teams I’ve ever seen."
Not a day goes by without Dani Andersen thinking of her mother Lisa. Even while draining 3-pointers, Dani thinks of mom. This is a story of a mother's love, heartache and the faith that gives Dani the strength to persevere.
Only in recent history has the Concordia women's basketball program risen to national prominence. Through the hard work of many, the Bulldogs are now feared by many. A monster lurks at 800 North Columbia Avenue.
There were two wins, but Concordia's trip to Hawaii was so much more than just basketball. The Bulldogs had a "blast" while relaxing on the beach, surfing and visiting Pearl Harbor, among other activities.