A Rainy, Sloppy Tie At St. Olaf

Junior Austin Peterson scored Concordia's lone goal on a header in the Cobbers' 1-1 2OT tie at St. Olaf.
Junior Austin Peterson scored Concordia's lone goal on a header in the Cobbers' 1-1 2OT tie at St. Olaf.

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (10/14/17)--- Playing in a driving rain storm and on a field that resembled a slip-n'-slide, Concordia battled to a 1-1 double overtime tie at St. Olaf.

The Cobbers got a game-tying goal from Austin Peterson in the 31st minute of play and then trudged through the final 79 minutes of play without getting another goal.

The tie breaks a two-game losing skid for the Cobbers and pushes their overall record to 3-8-2 on the year. CC is now 1-4-2 in conference play. St. Olaf is now 2-5-1 in league play and 2-11-1 in all games.

Because of the field conditions the game could have been played in England in the 1950's as it featured very little short passing combinations and all long balls played from the back line to the frontrunners.

St. Olaf started the scoring in the 17th minute when they played a long diagonal ball from their central defense to the wing on the Cobber back line. They were then able to get the ball behind the CC back line and put it in the back of the net at 16:31.

Concordia would answer 14 minutes later off of a free kick. The Cobbers were awarded a dead ball on the right side of play and Justin Froslie's cross was met with a thundering header from junior Austin Peterson who powered the ball into the right side netting. Peterson's goal at the 30:12 mark was his second of the season.

The Cobbers' best chance in the final 79 minutes of play came in the dying seconds of the second overtime period. Senior Jacob Schmidt was able to get behind the Ole defense on a breakaway but a great play by the St. Olaf defense thwarted the would-be game-winning chance.

St. Olaf held a 4-3 edge in shots on goal for the game. Froslie and Sam Gess both had two total shots to lead the Cobber offense.

Concordia goalie Jackson Carr made three saves in the game.

1 IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER: Concordia has allowed one or fewer goals in five games this season and has a record of 3-1-1 in those games.  

NOTHING BUT NORTHFIELD: Concordia might want to petition the league to have all their remaining games played in Northfield. The Cobbers have played a pair of games in the town with the motto: "Cows, Colleges and Contentment" and are 1-0-1 in those games.    

WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will step out of conference play for their next game when they play at Northwestern (Minn.) on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.