No snappy titles for this one. It’s Thursday and I realize I haven’t written since late last week. Had meant to write on Sunday but decided to lay low. That turned into Monday and so on and so forth. Sometimes life gets in the way.
Here’s my take on the last week or so…
Football-good three quarters against Nebraska Wesleyan….need to find a way to get points on the board. Giving up the big play too much–two interceptions returned for td’s on Saturday. Face a Briar Cliff team that is 0-3 in the league this Saturday. Briar Cliff hasn’t lost to any slouches up to this point in Hastings, Morningside and Northwestern. Beat Waldorf in a non-conference game in week #2.
Volleyball-4-0 over the weekend at the Bellevue Bruin Classic. Found a way to slog through a Saturday where they weren’t at the top of their game but still managed a pair of 3-2 wins. Came back with a win over Mount Marty on Tuesday night when it looked like they were simply going through the motions early on. Big match on Saturday with Hastings on the road. A rare conference match that I won’t be at with football playing at the same time. Can’t be two places at once…have tried and I’ve got the speeding tickets to show for it.
Cross Country-experience of running at the Roy Griak Invite put on by the University of Minnesota at a course in St. Paul, Minnesota. Huge meet. Men ran in a pack…needed to get the group a little closer to the front. Women finished right in the middle. Week off now as the team has just two meets left before the GPAC Championships in early November.
Men’s Golf–Jordan Janz takes a month off from golf to recover from an injury. Comes back with an 82 on Saturday at Sioux FAlls and then goes 75-76 on Monday and Tuesday at a difficult course (Wilderness Ridge) in Lincoln, Nebraska. Took medalist honors for the first time in his career. First time in two years a Dordt golfer has finished #1–Jared Rempel did it a few years ago at a course hosted in Orange City.
Men’s Soccer-Snuck a free kick through in the first half of its game with Nebraska Wesleyan and had a penalty kick to take a 2-1 lead late in the game but the penalty kick was saved and the game ended in a tie.
Women’s soccer-road the roller coaster. Won a big match with Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday…..you know the story, a letdown and a 1-0 loss to Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln. Had a shot off the cross bar that would have tied it late in the game.
Men’s and women’s basketball start practice on October 4–that’s next week. Late Night With the Defenders coming up on Friday, October 15. Women scrimmage at 10:30 followed by the men at 11:00.
Baseball and softball wrapping up the fall portion of their workouts–baseball will get scrimmages with Northwestern on Friday to cap things.
Check out the east lobby of the De Witt Gym next time you’re there. I know several of you never make it in those doors but the trip will be worth it to check out the update that has taken place. Hats off to Jamin Ver Velde for a bang up job on the photo mural on the wall.
That’s it. More work and life waiting………..