Series Opening Win At St. Olaf

Zach Doerring had a goal and an assist in the Cobbers' 5-1 win at St. Olaf.
Zach Doerring had a goal and an assist in the Cobbers' 5-1 win at St. Olaf.
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NORTHFIELD, Minn. (12/01/17)---Concordia scored the first four goals in their series opener at St. Olaf, had five different players find the back of the net and beat the Oles 5-1.

The Cobbers scored a single goal in the first period and then two goals in each of the second and third periods to up their record to 4-2-2 overall and 2-1-0 in the MIAC. St. Olaf is now 4-5-0 in all games and 2-3-0 in league play.

All five of Concordia's goals came off the stick of a different player and all five were of the even-strength variety as the Cobbers returned to action for the first time in two weeks.

Senior Jon Grebosky started the Cobbers' four consecutive goal streak. He netted the opener t the 8:44 mark of the first period on assists from Alex Stoley and Zach Doerring.

The teams would skate through the final 11 minutes of the period without scoring a goal. Concordia outshot the Oles 9-6 in the first period of play.

Concordia's two goals in the second period came in a span of 48 seconds. Zak Lambrecht scored his first collegiate goal at 12:55 and then Doerring made it a 3-0 game with a nugget at 13:43. Dalton Mills and Bryan Kronberger earned the assists on Lambrecht's goal while Grebosky returned the favor to Doerring and paired with Mario Bianchi to get the helpers on the third goal of the game.

The Cobbers' fourth straight goal to start the game came at the beginning of the third period. Jake Stilwell scored his first goal of the season at 4:10 and CC was cruising with a 4-0 lead. Quinn Fuchs and Shane Gingera were credited with the assists.

After St. Olaf scored its lone goal of the game, Bianchi finished off the scoring for the game when he netted his second goal of the season at the 8:36 mark.

Concordia scored five goals on 23 shots on goal as the game was more of a defensive affair. The Cobbers outshot the Oles 23-20 for the game. Bianchi led all players with five shots on goal. Kronberger, Grebosky and Mills all had three shots each.

Neither team could take advantage of power play situations. CCC was 0-for-1 while the Oles went scoreless in their four attempts.

Cobber sophomore goalie Jacob Stephan made 19 saves to earn his third win of the year. Stephan remains unbeaten on the year and is now 3-0-2.

WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will look for the series sweep when they square off against St. Olaf in Northfield on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.