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Fall 1983,   Alumni News - Concordia Moorhead
Fall 83

Six Cobbers win MIAC honors Football

After a strong start that included a 17-7 victory over cross-town rival Moorhead State University, the Cobber football team ended the season with a sixth-place finish in the MIAC and an overall record of five wins and six losses.

The Cobbers defeated St. Olaf, Augsburg, Macalester and Bethel to end the season with a 4-5 MIAC record.

Individual honors for the season went to linebacker Roger Lindahl, a senior from Belgrade, Minn., and wide receiver Thomas Shepley, a senior from Redwood Falls, Minn., who were named to the all-MIAC team. Lindahl led the defense, which was ranked fourth in the MIAC. Shepley finished the season tied for second in the MIAC with 41 receptions for 669 yards and six touchdowns.


Initiated one year ago, the Concordia soccer team ended their 1982 season with a 0-5-1 win-loss-tie record. This year the team finished with an improved 8-5-2 standing.

In the MIAC tournament hosted by Carleton and St. Olaf colleges of Northfield, Minn., Nov. 4-5, the Cobbers lost their opening game to the Macalester Scots 1-0, but defeated the Gustavus Gusties 2-1 in their final game to finish fifth in the MIAC out of six teams. Three players were named to the all-MIAC team. They are sophomore Judy Anderson from Lake Elmo, Minn.; freshman Vicki Kastner from Richfield, Minn.; and senior Elizabeth Temple from Tulsa, Okla.

Cross Country

Both women's and men's cross country teams concluded their seasons with strong performances at conference and regional meets recently.

With four of five starters returning, the Cobber women placed second behind the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., at the MIAC championship, held at the Como Golf Course, St. Paul, on Oct.29. The team then went on to place fourth at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Central Region championship held at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, on Nov.12.

The men edged out Bethel College, St. Paul, by one point for fifth place at the MIAC championship, and then placed 11th of 16 teams at the NCAA regional meet.

Highlighting the season for the teams were Lynnette Dyrdahl, a senior from Kalispell, Mont., and David Johnson, a senior from Dodgeville, Wis. Dyrdahl received all-conference honors in the MIAC and placed seventh at the conference meet. She finished 13th at the NCAA meet with a time of 19:07, which was 18 seconds off the time needed to qualify for national competition. Johnson led the Cobber men at the MIAC meet with a 16th-place finish and 24th at the regionals with a time of 25:55, 26 seconds off the national qualifying time.


Two-time champions of the Minnesota Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, the women's golf team had a good fall season despite losing four starters.

The team captured first place in three meets - the Briar Cliff Invitational, Sioux City, Iowa; the South Dakota State University Invitational in Sioux Falls; and the Northern State Invitational in Aberdeen, S.D. They placed second and third respectively in Concordia's Invitational and the SDSU Invitational, held at Watertown, S.D.

Their team score for the season averaged 351, with Annette Haugstul, a junior from Fosston, Minn., scoring an average 84.9 for 18 holes. At the Briar Cliff tournament, she captured medalist honors. Lisa Evenson, a senior from Redwood Falls, Minn., was medalist for the SDSU-Sioux Falls tournament, where she shot a career-low 82.

The team will be pursuing their third straight MAIAW championship at Northfield, Minn., May 4-5.

The men's golf team at Concordia placed fourth in the 11-school MIAC tournament held in Moorhead Oct. 7 and 8.

During the season, Concordia's best performance was a third-place finish against 13 teams at the challenging Erv Kaiser Invitational held in Moorhead.

Seniors Chuck Nervick from Duluth, Minn., and David Elton from Alexandria, Minn., led the team with an average of 78 for 18 holes. The team averaged scores between 315 and 320 for 18 holes during the fall competition.

Concordia will participate in the district competition on May 7 and 8 in the Twin Cities.


Concordia's volleyball squad finished sixth in the MIAC Women's Division State Tournament, held at Macalester College, St. Paul, Nov. 4 and 5.

In the first round the Cobbers defeated St. Mary's Winona, 2-0. Injuries hurt the team in the second match against Augsburg, Minneapolis, which they lost 2-1. A 2-1 win against Hamline, St. Paul, was followed by a 2-0 loss to St. Catherine's, St. Paul.

Although their two wins advanced them into the top bracket of the tournament, they lost to Gustavus Adolphus, St. Peter, and Bethel, St. Paul, both by scores of 2-1.