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The Concordian  - September 21, 2001 

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Cobbers lose close game to Tommies - 
Fans show support for team, game proceeds go to New York
By Blair Sander - Sports Editor
 
The St.Thomas Tommies defeated the Concordia Cobbers 38-35 in a close game last
weekend.
 
After the tragedy that befell our nation last week, it was wonderful that they played at all. A
decision was made to waive the entry fee in deference to those who have been effected, and a
free will donation was taken instead. In an outpouring of support and patriotism, fans gave more than $6,500  to help those in New York and Washington D.C., showing that, while the United States may be hurting, it still stands united.

“It was a fantastic idea taking the funds to help out those people,” said senior Adam Bakker
(Walker, Minn.).

Although the game got off to a bit of a rough start when the Tommies intercepted a pass, the
Cobbers came right back and took it out of the air to keep the first quarter scoreless. “The offense played well,” Bakker said. “Some areas need improving, but we’ll get better and
keep improving as the season goes on.”

The second quarter started out better until sophomore Ryan Hebrink (Sacred Heart, Minn.) was
sacked on the Tommies’ 38-yard line. Things went downhill from there as Concordia got called on a facemask foul and St. Thomas for illegal use of hands. A replay was called for, after which the Tommies made a break away for a 21-yard gain.  Not long after, the ball was put into touchdown range by another facemask foul by Concordia. After a 36-yard punt return, the Cobbers took off down the field with a score of first downs to allow senior Ben Schermerhorn (Bagley, Minn.) to even the score with a touchdown for Concordia. 

The Tommies let that stand until the last minutes of the half in which they scored again in an attempt to bring the halftime score to the their advantage. The Cobbers dashed those hopes with a 15-yard touchdown pass to senior Raleigh Schmidt (Tracy, Minn.) to end the half 13-14, with Concordia trailing by one point.

“We’re coming together pretty well,” said senior Erik Gilder (Florence, Mont.), “We play together, and we hang out together on and off the field. That helps us out a lot.”

Concordia raced right into the second half with an early touchdown, and then foregoing the extra point kick, the Cobbers ran it in for another two points to bring their lead to 21-14. Throughout the rest of the half, both the Cobbers and the Tommies took it up and down the field, scoring along the way, until one minute remained in the game. The Tommies were up 38-35 as senior Jeff Hertel (Fargo, N.D.) took a pitch on fourth and 22 and almost sealed a Cobber victory before being stopped one yard short of a first down. 

Currently the Cobbers are 0-1 in the conference and 1-1 overall. Concordia travels to St. Paul this weekend to take on Macalester.
 

| 2001 Cobber Volleyball |
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Opposition scoreless against men’s soccer
By Kara Murray - The Concordian
 
Awesome and unbelievable are two words sophomore Dan Ravenhorst and many of
Concordia’s soccer fans would use to describe the feats of the 2001 men’s soccer team. 
The team has not allowed a single goal to be scored on them in their four games this season.
Attribute the success to a lot of hard practices, dedication and the way the players work
together. “We are doing just fine,” sophomore Paul DeNardo from South Saint Paul said. “Everybody’s getting along well.”

With such an outstanding beginning, it is no wonder that Concordia won the Luther tournament. 
The Cobbers started up the tournament playing Mount St. Claire College. Freshman Dustin
Allard scored a hat trick for the Cobbers, giving them all three of their goals. Kris Overby made
six saves to ensure the shutout. 

Then on Saturday, Concordia faced off against the host of the tournament, Luther College.
Although once again another shutout, the game was not easy. Luther and Concordia rallied
against one another throughout the game, but both teams remained scoreless. Then after 8:29
minutes into overtime, Chance Buzzell, a senior from Anoka, scored to give the Cobbers the
point that secured them the win. 

The Cobbers now face the challenge of maintaining their record when they enter MIAC play this
weekend. Concordia looks to continue their winning season when they face off against
Gustavus, a favorite in MIAC play. 

“This could be the biggest game of the year,” Ravenhorst said. “It could make our season
because they are the favorites.” 

The netters want to keep playing strong throughout the season. “We want to keep plugging the
holes up on the field.”  Ravenhorst said. “We are working to communicate better and keep our
foundation strong.”

| 2001 Cobber Women's Soccer |
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| 2001 Cobber Men's Golf
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| 2001 Cobber Men's Cross Country |
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