And now for the newest feature for the Cobber Sports Information blog site – 5 Things We Learned On Saturday.
Since Saturday is traditionally the busiest day of the Cobber sports week, we thought it would be handy to be able to recap the day in five easy steps. That way in case you missed any of the Cobber action because you were at the lake, in the woods hunting, celebrating with friends in a different city or just bunkered in at home – you would be know what went down in Cobber athletics on each and every Saturday.
Without further hype – let’s get to this Saturday’s 5 Things We Learned
5 Things We Learned On Saturday, Oct. 22
1. The Cobber volleyball team is good – no, they are really good.
It’s gotten to the point that opposing teams cheer like they just won the conference title when they are close to taking a set off the Cobbers. Concordia staved off two set points against Carleton and then kept their consecutive set win streak alive at 27 by sweeping the Knights.
2. When in doubt – go to Jenna Green
The Cobbers went to Green both times they were faced with set point and both times she delivered winners at the net. Green now has a team-high 322 kills on the year which marks the second straight year she has eclipsed the 300-kill mark.
3. Even against winless teams turnovers will haunt you.
The Cobber football team was on their way to rolling over winless Hamline when they fumbled deep in their territory and allowed the Pipers to kick a field goal in the second quarter. That pumped life into Hamline and they proved to be a tough opponent to keep down as CC had to fight until the fourth quarter to pull out the win. CC also fumbled at the start of the final quarter which led to the Pipers’ only offensive TD of the day. In the end the Lou Holtz turnover equation read – 2 Cobber turnovers = 9 Hamline points.
4. There’s a reason Special Teams have the name “Special” Teams
The other Hamline TD came courtesy of an 80-yard kickoff return. The Pipers pulled the ol’ Tennessee Titans full-field lateral and returned the kickoff all the way to the house to cut CC’s lead to 21-9. Concordia has now allowed two kickoff returns for a TD in the past three weeks. Before this year, CC hadn’t allowed a kickoff return for a score since the 2009 season (which ironically also came against Hamline)
5. It’s always a special “Situation” when Cobber teams travel to Cali
The Cobber men’s and women’s soccer teams are playing a pair of games in California over mid-semester break. On their flight to LA-LA land the Cobbers were accompanied by Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino of “Jersey Shore” fame. Weren’t not sure what it had to do with their results on Saturday – but like most characters on the show when forced with the decision of what to wear to a club - CC was unable to make up their mind and settled for a pair of ties.
For the women’s team it was their fifth tie of the season which sets a new school record for deadlocks in a single season.
And that is what we learned on Saturday.