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  Jason Miller 
The Concordian 

Junior Nels Paulson and sophomore Adam Strainer just keep making plays. 

Strainer continued his scoring attack, grabbing two more touchdowns and finishing with seven catches for 165 yards against Carleton on Saturday. "We'll keep going to him," head football coach Jim Christopherson said. "He's such an elusive receiver." 

Strainer, now has six touchdowns and over 300 yards receiving in three games. He did not expect to make an impact this early in his career. "I expected to play a little bit," Strainer said. "I'm really excited to get the opportunity to play for a team like Concordia." 

Paulson, who led the team in tackles for the third straight week, picked off a pass late in the game to stop a driving Carleton team dead in its tracks, preserving a 28-21 victory for the Cobbers at Jake Christiansen Stadium. 
"It was a very, very big play," Christopherson said. "He's playing the run and pass very well." 

With the score tied at 21, the Cobbers took the lead for good when senior receiver Chris Howell scored on a 45-yard pass from senior quarterback Ethan Pole. Howell eluded a defender after the catch and ran in untouched for the game-winning touchdown. 

Late in the final quarter, Carleton was driving and was into Cobber territory, when Paulson made the biggest play of the game - the interception. 
"It was a fortunate play," Paulson said. "I was just in the right place at the right time." 

After the interception the Cobbers got a first down, and then ran out the clock for the  seven-point win. 

Turnovers continued to plague the Cobbers. They fumbled from their first play from scrimmage, resulting in a Carleton touchdown, and ended the game with seven fumbles, four of which were lost. 

After Carleton jumped ahead 13-7 after the first quarter, the Cobbers answered back. Pole connected with Strainer for the second touchdown of the game, giving the Cobbers a 14-13 lead going into halftime. 

The Cobbers then scored again, this time on sophomore Len Crouse's four-yard run to take an eight point lead into the fourth quarter, but the Knights were not throwing in the towel just yet. They answered back with a drive of their own, ending on a nine-yard touchdown pass to the Knight's Nick Birk from quarterback Andy Quist. 

Carleton then ran in the two-point conversion to tie the game at 21-21, setting up the game for the exciting finish. 

Besides Strainer and Paulson, the Cobbers received solid play from a number of players. Pole bounced back from a tough week, completing 12 of 18 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns. 

Sophomore Marcus Ludtke, who was back in the lineup after suffering an injury that kept him out of last week's game helped the Cobbers to get their running game back on track, allowing them to open up the passing game and keep Carleton off guard. 

"Ludke gives us a two-back offense," Christopherson said. "And with Pole keeping the ball on the option, that gives us three." Ludke gained 105 yards rushing on 24 carries. Crouse was right behind him, ending with 84 yards on 17 carries. Pole added 48 yards. 

Senior Ryan Albrecht had another good game on the defensive line, finishing with three tackles for losses and a quarterback sack. Christopherson also noted the play of first-time starter junior Travis Boyd, saying that he plays the run well. He finished with third in tackles and had a tackle for a loss. 

With the win, the Cobbers are looking ahead to Hamline Saturday. Paulson and Strainer are both excited about the rest of the season and feel if the team takes care of mistakes, especially turnovers, they have a shot at the MIAC title. 

"Right now we're looking game to game," Strainer said. "But anybody's a contender." 

Paulson agrees. "We only have one loss," Paulson said. "We're improving every week and taking one game at a time." 
 

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Tim Hanson 
The Concordian 

The womens volleyball team won three of the four games at the Bethel Tourney Friday and Saturday. Senior Meredith Hegg was named to the All-Tournament team by gathering atleast 47 assists in all three matches as Concordia improved to 9-5 overall. 

Senior Laura Reitmeier led the way with 20 kills in the first game, while Junior Anne Larson had 18 in the second game. Larson, Reitmeier and sophomore Jessica Schumacher reached double figures in kills. 

In the Cobbers first game against Macalester the team lost  in four matches 12-15, 15-12, 10-15 and 13-15. 

In the second game Concordia beat Jamestown in five matches 13-15, 15-7, 7-15, 15-8 and 15-13. Reitmeier led the Cobbers with 20 kills and Larson added 13. 

In the third game the Cobbers won in four matches against Northwestern 8-15, 15-10, 15-4 and 15-8. Schumacher had eight kills to help Concordia win their second game of the tournament. 

In the teams final match at the Bethel Tourney, Concordia defeated Gallaudet 15-9, 8-15, 15-10 and 15-6. Three Cobbers were in double digits for kills as the team continued to find ways to win. 
 
 
 

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Oct. 2, 1998 Concordian | Cobber Sports
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Jeff Thompson 
The Concordian 

 Concordia split the two games that they played in during the Cobber Classic last weekend. 

In the second game of the Cobber Classic the mens soccer team lost 5-0 to National College Saturday. Concordia is 1-1 in the MIAC conference, and 4-4 overall. 

The Cobber defense had a hard time shutting out Fabio Eidelwein who accounted for four of the five NU goals. 

"We kept giving the ball to him at 20 yards out," head coach Jim Cella said. "Its like we stuck a knife right through our heart." 

Concordia's defense shut out NU after the first half. "We hit our head on the wall enough times and we stopped giving the ball to [Fabio]." Cella said. 

Cella looked at his team after several games and said that the midfield has improved, and the back defender is not giving as many chances away.  "Mike McMullen is back in the defensive lineup which also helps," Cella said. " We still have a lot of MIAC games coming up. Its a roller coaster and not a merry-go-round. We have learned from the lessons earlier in the season." 

In earlier action Concordia beat Colorado College 2-0 during the first day of the Cobber Classic Friday. Concordia scored its first goal early in the first half to put them up 1-0. Concordia added an insurance goal when junior Will Manke scored with just under two minutes left in the first half. 

"I was very pleased with our play, beating one of the best programs around," Cella said. "We found our rhythm, like a master lock that finally clicks open." 
 
 

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| 1998 Cobber Men's Cross Country
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 On Saturday the mens cross country running team will be taking a break from their normal 8K run after finishing second at the Valley City State Invitational Friday to participate in a 5K fun run at 10 a.m. According to head coach Garrick Larson it is free and open to all students, faculty and staff, along with anyone in the community. 

The team did very well in the invitational as first-year-student David Dahlseng came in second with a time of 26:29. "I was very surprised. I was running somewhere in the middle of the pack for most of the race," Dahlseng said. "I only had a few miles left and I was able to hang on and finish second which is a great accomplishment for myself." 

Sophomore Steven Edlund came in fourth with a time of 26:41. "We raced mush better. Our times were shorter than last year," Larson said. "We had a chance of beating Jamestown, and they gave it their best shot." 

Larson said that the team was mentally more focused than at the St. John's invitational last weekend where they came in 18th. "I think the training helped them come a long ways from earlier this season," Larson said. "I think that pack running helped a lot and is something they as a team can develop further." 

According to Larson the team's biggest weakness is that they are almost exclusively first-year-students and sophomores. The team is inexperienced, and it will take time to develop the team. However, Larson added that with two great recruiting classes in a row in a couple of years the team should be really good. 

However,  Larson believes that the MIAC this year will be tougher than it has been in the last 10 years. "I think we will do fairly well in the MIAC this year,"  Larson said. "We finished seventh, and I think that is all the higher we could have gone last year. This year we have the potential to finish at least sixth maybe fifth. Ninth place and above will be really solid teams. So we could end up fifth or we could end up ninth and there wouldn't be much difference." 

Larson said that as a team compared to other MIAC teams they have more 
room to improve because they are so young. "The two captains we do have, Josh Lowman and Dan Bjerknes, have really been helping the freshmen and sophomores a lot, Larson said. They are keeping them in line and showing them where to go." 

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