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The Concordian  - October 19, 2001 

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| 2001 Cobber Volleyball |
October 19, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
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Men’s soccer kicking past opposition
by Kara Murray  The Concordian

The Concordia men’s soccer team is barreling through the competition as they hustled past four teams in a row. 

The team now features an overall 9-2 record and 5-2 record in the MIAC. The Cobbers are now ranked second with a chance to clinch a playoff spot. Their success depends on each win. 

“There isn’t any room for a loss,” sophomore goal tender Kris Overby said. 

Concordia opened their season with some big shutouts. Competition has been tough and the netters fell to 1-0 in their MIAC opener against Gustavus and 2-1 to St. Olaf. 

Since those early setbacks, Concordia has shut out the opposing teams: Hamline 5-0, St. Mary’s 4-0, and Bethel 4-0. 

The success is attributed to hustle and friendship. 

“We keep running to open a space and create our offense,” Overby said. “We also get along very well as a team.”

The Cobbers’ most recent success over Carleton was won by Concordia’s tight defense. Both teams ran for the goal in the first half, but each held off the other’s scoring attempts. 

It was not until 20:26 in the second half, when Dustin Allard kicked the ball just inside of the left post, that the game was in favor of the Cobbers. Kris Overby made eight saves for Concordia during the game. 

“We played solid defensively,” Overby said. “We like to break down the other team’s offense and counter it.” 

The Cobbers are looking to ensure a spot in the playoffs in their next few games. They only have two MIAC match ups with St. John’s and St. Thomas left before the end of their season. 

| 2001 Cobber Women's Soccer |
October 19, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
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| 2001 Cobber Men's Golf
October 19, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
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| 2001 Cobber Women's Golf
October 19, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
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Golf teams hopeful for spring NCAA play
by Blair Sander Sports Editor

The Concordia golf teams are done for the fall and are already looking forward to the spring season.

“I thought the season was quite a success story,” sophomore Andrew Beliveau said. “I believe every single golfer on the team improved considerably over the last season.”

With third-place finishes in the MIAC championships, both the men’s and the women’s team can relax a bit before getting back into off-season training. But even with such a finish, some of the players believe that they could have done even better throughout the season.

“We are all great players, but we didn’t play to our potential,” freshman Liz Horvick said. “We were hard on ourselves when we played badly instead of working harder to get better. For the spring season, I will be going to the bubble [to stay] in shape.”

Men’s coach Troy Odegaard felt much the same way. He said the team represented Concordia very well, but that the team needs to keep working on getting the lowest score possible every day of a tournament rather than just on one of the days. 

Still, for the men, it was the team’s best finish since 1997.

“We did what we needed to do [at the MIAC Championships], but we can’t be seven or ten shots out of the lead on day one,” Odegaard said in reference to the overall finish behind St. John’s and Gustavus Adolphus.

Both teams’ goals are to stay focused during the off-season and to spend a lot of time at the golf dome. 

Although the spring tournament schedule is fairly light, with this year’s finish, the teams have the potential to accomplish a lot of great things, among them, a chance to get into the NCAA tournament.

“The only teams we lost to in our conference were ranked in the top ten in the country,” said senior Mike Hagen. “We were fortunate to be ranked in the top twenty-five.” 

If the team does well in the spring, Hagen feels that it should be assured an invitation to the NCAA Tournament in May.

By late January, both teams will be back working on their swings, and as more tournaments get lined up, they will be practicing for tournament play.

“We need to do well in our spring tourneys,” Beliveau said. “I believe we [can] get the team to accomplish that feat.” 
 

| 2001 Cobber Men's Cross Country |
October 19, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
| Football | Volleyball | Men's Soccer | Women's Soccer | Men's Golf | Women's Golf
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There is no article this week. 

| 2001 Cobber Women's Cross Country |
October 19, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
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There is no article this week.