Two In Seven Leads To Four On The Floor

Zach Doerring had an assist on the lone Cobber goal in CC's loss at #11 Augsburg.
Zach Doerring had an assist on the lone Cobber goal in CC's loss at #11 Augsburg.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (1/20/17)--- A pair of goals in the first seven minutes of the second period proved to be the difference in Concordia's 4-1 loss at Augsburg. The Cobbers and Auggies were tied heading into the middle period but then the two-goal flurry sent the game in Augsburg's favor.

The loss is the second straight for the Cobbers who fall to 9-6-1 in all games and 3-3-1 in the MIAC. No.11-ranked Augsburg improves to 11-3-2 and 5-1-1 in league games.

The teams traded goals in the second half of the first period. Augsburg opened the scoring with an even-strength goal at the 13:08 mark and then Concordia returned the favor with a power play goal at 18:49.

Senior defenseman Jordan Krebsbach scored his fourth goal of the year to tie the game at 1-1. Zach Doerring and Garrett Hendrickson were credited with the assists on CC's lone goal of the game.

After being outshot 12-4 in the first period the Cobbers had 11 shots on goal in the second period of play.

The Auggies won the game with an even-strength goal at 1:26 and then another at 6:51. Concordia had a pair of chances between the two Augsburg goals but couldn't equalize and then found themselves down 3-1 heading to the third.

Augsburg outshot Concordia 22-7 in the third period and added an empty-net goal with only four seconds remaining on the clock.

Jon Grebosky led the Cobber offense with four shots on goal. Hendrickson, Mario Bianchi and Dalton Mills each had three shots in the game.

Concordia went 1-for-5 on the power play and held Augsburg off the board in their two power play chances.

Cobber goalie Sam Nelson made 43 saves in the game.

FOUR ON THE FLOOR: After not allowing more than three goals in eight games the Cobbers have now allowed four goals in back-to-back contests. Concordia was 6-1-1 in the eight games before the four-goal two-game skid.  CC is now 9-1-1 when they allow under four goals in a game and 0-5-0 when they conceded four or more goals.

MR. KREBS: Jordan Krebsbach scored his fourth goal of the year for the Cobbers. The four goals are one better than his previous single-season high. He had three goals in his sophomore season in 2014-15. Krebsbach now has six points for the season and is tied with freshman Eddie Eades for the lead in points by Cobber blue-liners.

WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will look to gain a split in the two-game series when they play at Augsburg at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The last time there was a sweep in the series between the teams came in 2012-13 when CC swept the Auggies 2-1 and 6-2 in Minneapolis.