Calming The Storm

Senior Austin Peterson scored the game-winning goal in the Cobbers' win over Simpson.
Senior Austin Peterson scored the game-winning goal in the Cobbers' win over Simpson.

STORY LINE: Concordia scored goals in the first six minutes of each half and blanked Simpson 3-0. The Cobbers got a goal from a "dead ball" cross at the 5:34 mark of the first period and then added a "tic-tac-toe" combination strike at 47:51 to earn their second win in the last three games.

The Cobbers received goals from three different players as they recorded their first shutout of the season. Austin Peterson scored the eventual game-winning goal in the first half and then freshman Tyson Aberle scored his first collegiate goal at the start of the second half and Aronah Mukhtar finished off the scoring in the 84th minute of play.

RECORDS: Concordia is now 3-2 on the season while the Storm falls for the second straight game and moves to 2-2.

EARLY-GAME GOODNESS: Concordia has scored in the first 11 minutes of the game in three of their five contests this season. Peterson's goal at 5:34 mark was the second straight early-game goal for CC as they netted a marker at 10:30 on Friday against Wis.-Superior. The other early strike came in the opener when they tallied the first goal of the year at 9:33.

ARONAH AGAIN: Aronah Muhktar scored his third goal in the past three games and is now second on the team in scoring. He now has 11 career goals for the Cobbers.

SKOL: Austin "The Viking" Peterson's goal was his first of the season and fifth of his career. He has had two goals in each of the past two seasons.

DROPPING DIMES: Senior Justin Froslie had an assist on all three goals on Sunday and now has five "dimes" on the season which leads all players in the MIAC.  

SHUTOUT STUFF: The shutout was the first of the season for CC and the first in the past 12 games. The last time CC tossed a shutout was Sept. 30 of last season when they beat Carleton 1-0. The Cobbers only had two shutouts in all of last year.

STAT SIGHTINGS: Simpson held a 14-7 edge in total shots but the Cobbers came away with more shots on goal. CC had six strikes on frame as compared to three for the Storm. Aronah Mukhtar had a team-high three shots for Concordia. Sophomore goalie Jackson Carr made three stops to record his third career shutout.

UP NEXT: Concordia will turn its attention to conference play. The Cobbers will begin the MIAC season when they play at St. John's on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. The Johnnies are 3-0-1 on the season and are coming off a 2-0 win at Dubuque on Sunday.