It was a season that turned around and never looked back after a few rough first games, Gothenburg football lit their season on fire to win out and travel to play a tough team in Lincoln for the first round of the playoffs. The playoff was nothing short of a war for the Swedes and Lincoln Christian.
WELL EARNED BOND: Owen Geiken embraces Head Coach Craig Haake who has guided Geiken during his four year football career at Gothenburg. After a heartbreaking ending in overtime that ended the Swedes’ hot streak heading into the post season, Geiken speaks with his coach for what would be the final time of his career. Looking back on the impact of Geiken both offensively and defensively, he will be missed by the entire team, coaching staff and fans.
It was an absolute battle for the title of District Champion on Saturday, Oct. 31 as the underdog Gothenburg Swedes faced off against ninth ranked undefeated St. Paul. Although St. Paul won the match in three sets, they didn’t earn the trophy as easily as some may have anticipated. Gothenburg kept the first two sets extremely close as they lost 25-18 and 25-21, showing some really bright spots for the future of Swede volleyball. St. Paul went on to close out the match 25-11 in the final set.
A BUSY SET- TER: (top left)Emily Cornwell distributes the ball to her attackers on the front line in the District Finals. Cornwell was easily the main distributor for the Swedes as most games she recorded at least thirty sets with ten or more assists. Cornwell did a solid job being a mobile player for the Swedes and her ability to track and send the ball where she pleases is a great asset for Gothenburg volleyball.