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September 19, 1997
| Women's Soccer | Men's Soccer |
 | Volleyball | Football |
 | Women's Golf  |  Men's Golf
| Men's Cross Country |
Chris Coste All-Star

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Women's Soccer:  Cobbers fall to MSU 
Kristen Young, 9/19/97 

 Concordia fell to 3-2 Wednesday. Twice. 

Cross town rival Moorhead State University handed the Cobbers 3-2 loss Wednesday, a loss that dropped their record to 3-2 for the season. 

Junior Britt Nielsen, assisted by freshman Jordie Kortan, scored for the Cobbers in the first half. Concordia trailed by one heading into the second, but a goal by Kortan, assisted by sophomores Kristen Hetland and Alli Smith, made it a tie game. 

The Dragons' total had inched to three after 90 minutes of play leaving the Cobbers with their second loss of the season. Despite the loss, freshman Brooke Holden was pleased with Concordia's effort. "Overall, we dominated most of the game," she said. "But we made a few crucial mistakes, and that cost us. "A little of our communication broke down," she added. "But we learned something from it." 

Last Saturday, Concordia rolled past Hamline 7-0 in the first conference game of the season. The win put them at 1-0 in the MIAC. Kortan scored twice for the Cobbers. Neilsen and sophomore Allison Daehlin each had two assists. 

"Things really clicked in against Hamline," said Holden. "We passed really well and worked as a team." 

Freshman Whitney Ostrem scored early in the game, and senior Jeanette Wells kicked another into the net just before halftime. Hetland, Holden and sophomore Susie Klee scored in the second half as Concordia's lead swelled to 7-0. Junior goalkeeper Amy Gentz had three goalie saves and held Hamline scoreless. 

Concordia hosts St. Ben's Saturday at 11 a.m. in the team's second MIAC 

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Women's Golf:   
Kristen Young, 9/19/97 

 Story coming here 

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Men's Golf:  Riddering back in full swing, 
Story coming here 
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Volleyball: Two wins 

Sophomore Anne Larson led the Cobber volleyball team with 25 kills in a 5-game win over Jamestown College Friday, Sept. 12. Concordia won 15-6, fell 10-15 and 5-15, then took the match with 15-13 and 15-12. The Cobbers won their second consecutive match Sunday with a 3-1 win over Macalester. Game scores were 15-5, 13-15, 15-2, and 15-12. The team stands at 2-2 overall, 1-0 in the MIAC. 
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Football: Cobbers ease past Gusties, 28-7,  
Vic Quick, 9/19/97 

The Concordia football team opened conference play last Saturday with a 28-7 victory over Gustavus. The Cobber defense once again dominated in the win. 

"Our defense was superb," head coach Jim Christopherson said. 

Concordia's first touchdown came on a 2 yard touchdown run by senior fullback Chris Ohm, with 5:23 remaining in the first quarter. In the 
second quarter, Concordia put together a 10 play, 87 yard drive culminating in a one yard plunge. This time the honors went to senior Mark Aslakson

The big play in the drive came when junior quarterback Ethan Pole teamed up with junior Chris Howell to take the ball deep into Gustie territory. Later in the quarter junior Lance Larson, a former Nebraska Cornhusker, intercepted a pass deflected by senior Jon Jasken. Larson scampered 39 yards for a score. 

"I was rushing from the outside, and once I caught it I took off to the endzone," said Larson. "I knew I had to score, or I'd never hear the end of it." 

The Cobber's scored one last touchdown with 2:46 remaining in the first half. Pole pump faked, then found Howell wide open in the end zone for a 28 yard score. 

Although the Gusties held Concordia scoreless in the second half, the Cobbers cruised to a 28-7 win. 

"It's important to start off 2-0," said Larson. "The momentum can snowball and turn into a tremendous season." 

Pole was 14 of 20 for 221 yards and a touchdown. Howell caught four of his passes for 98 yards. "With teams double teaming (senior Tory) Langemo, that will leave some of our other receivers open," Christopherson said. Langemo finished the game with five catches for 68 yards. 

On the ground, senior Dan Steinbeisser led Concordia with 20 carries for 73 yards. 

The Cobber defense limited Gustavus to 75 rushing yards. Concordia also slowed down the Gusties' potent passing attack. "We worked on our nickel and played a lot more man than in the past," said senior safety Eric Stenehjem.Senior Ryan Sannes once again led the Cobber defense with seven tackles. 

This weekend the Cobbers hit the road for the first time this season as they head to Northfield for the annual Lefse Bowl against St. Olaf. The Oles are coming off of a 21-7 loss against St. John's last week. St. Olaf runs a similar west coast style offense as Gustavus. The Oles' offense struggled mightily as they had only 123 yards in total offense against the Johnnies and their only score came on an interception return for a touchdown. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Manitou Field, Northfield. 

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Men's Soccer:  Undefeated 
Kristen Young, 9/19/97 

The men's soccer team hoped to beat Augsburg Wednesday and earn their first win in the MIAC race. And they did. 

The undefeated Cobbers played their first two home games this week and jumped from 2-0 to 4-0. 
"We've just started up the mountain," said head coach Jim Cella. "But we're still at the base camp." 

Senior Todd Hashbarger's three assists Wednesday bumped his career total to 37 and broke the Concordia soccer all-time assist record. Jamie Johnson ('97) held the previous record with 36. Hashbarger assisted goals by sophomore Josh Spaulding, senior Jim Stone and sophomore Will Manke, as Concordia held Augsburg at zero. Spaulding, sophomore Paul Linson and sophomore Josh Bergeron also added assists for the Cobbers. 

"We dominated most of the game," said junior keeper Paul Toso. "No shots were taken on goal." 

Concordia beat Lawrence College 8-1 Saturday in their third non-conference game. The first half left Lawrence scoreless as Stone, Spaulding and freshman Marc Orton all scored  for the Cobbers. Lawrence scored their first and only goal in the 71st minute of the game, after Concordia had added four more to their total. Stone finished it off with Concordia's eighth goal of the game. 

Other scorers in Saturday's game were Linson and Bergeron, each scoring their first goals of the season. Orton added another in the second half, and Hashbarger capitalized on a penalty kick in the 66th minute of play. 

With a record of 4-0, one might think Cella is being humble when he says the team has struggled this season. "We had to replace six starters this year," said Cella. "We're still in the process of discovering where people belong on the field." 
According to Cella, Spaulding, Stone and Hashbarger have carried the team this season, but he gives credit to all the players for pulling through after such a significant turnover from last year. 

"We're coming along," said Toso. "Our first couple of games we were still getting into the flow of things, but lately we've been coming through." 

Concordia hosts National College in a non-conference game Saturday at 1 p.m. 

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 Cobber Clips 
Chris Coste, a graduate of Concordia, earned a position on the Northern Leagues 12-man post-season all All-Star Team. In his second year with the Redhawks, Coste finished the season with a .312 average, twelfth in the league, and in the league's top 10 with 105 hits and 22 doubles. He also finished with 45 runs scored, 12 home runs, 50 RBIs, and seven stolen bases. Coste was a three-time Division III All-American at Concordia as a pitcher-third baseman. He plays catcher for the Redhawks. 

Also named to the league's All-Star Team were Gino Caruso and Darryl Motley. 

Men's Cross Country  

Bill Keating finished third in the North Dakota State College of Science Invitational Saturday in Breckenridge, Minn. Keating finished the race in 
26:49, behind Chad Heltemes, 26:20, and Jim Mallory, 26:39, both of UND. 

Other Concordia finishers were: 
29th, freshman Chris Goebel, 28:44; 
32nd, senior John Staub, 28:54; 
34th, junior Josh Lowman, 29:06; 
35th, freshman Steve Edlund, 29:19; 
38th, freshman Brett Ramstad, 29:32; 
43rd, freshman Matt Jorgensen, 29:49; 
58th, freshman Fred Swanson, 31:39; 
60th, junior Nathan Voxland, 31:43; 
61st, freshman Justin Gall, 31:52; 
62nd, junior Ernst Visscher, 31:57; 
and 68th, freshman Josh Johnson, 33:37. 
Cobbers placed fourth overall, behind UND, Jamestown College, and Dakota State University. 

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