Five unanswered goals lifted the Concordia women's soccer team to a 5-3 win over Clarke College on Saturday in Dubuque, Iowa.
Clarke jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Kristin Prange's penalty kick goal in the 36th minute put the Cougars on the board. Prange then assisted on Kari Zielke's goal just 48 seconds before halftime for a 2-2 tie. Zielke would notch her team-leading seventh goal less than two minutes into the second half to give Concordia (4-4-1, 1-0) the lead, and Trixy Hesskamp and Prange would score later for a 5-2 lead. Clarke would score a late goal to account for the final margin.
Football: An entertaining first half of play in Concordia's Homecoming game gave way to a 27-0 second half for visiting MacMurray College as the Highlanders defeated the Cougars by a 41-14 final.
Cross-country: The Cougars competed in the Fuller Forest Preserve Classic hosted by Rockford College on Saturday. Both men and women brought home second-place finishes in a meet that featured many of Concordia's conference rivals.
The Cougar men finished with 64 points, second to Rockford's 35. Dave Teike finished third in the men's 8k with a time of 29:38. Joe Lutzow clocked in at 29:59, good for fifth place, and David Witte finished ninth at 32:29.
Concordia's women finished ahead of all their NIIC rivals, coming in only behind the University of Wisconsin/Parkside.Sarah Nordman finished in second place in the 6k race with a 24:54 time.
Stars are shining again in tennis
The Dominican University tennis team has rebounded to win five of their last seven matches after beginning the year with four consecutive losses.
The Stars posted convincing victories over Lakeland College 8-1 and Concordia University 9-0. Junior Laura Grabowski has recovered from a knee injury suffered during the preseason and has won three of her last four singles matches as the Stars number one singles competitor and has teamed up with sophomore Michelle Albrecht to win four of the pair's last five doubles matches as the Stars' number one doubles team.