Another Second-Period Stumble

Tori Davis (#26) and Josee Lundgren (5) watch the puck fly into the net after teammate Callie Fagerstrom's shot in the third period against #6 Wis.-River Falls.
Tori Davis (#26) and Josee Lundgren (5) watch the puck fly into the net after teammate Callie Fagerstrom's shot in the third period against #6 Wis.-River Falls.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/06/18)---For the second straight game Concordia stumbled in the second period against No.6-ranked Wis.-River Falls and lost a lopsided non-conference game.

On Friday night the Cobbers were outscored 6-1 in the middle period and lost 10-4 and on Saturday CC was outscored 5-1 in the second stanza and lost 10-3.

The loss overshadowed another multiple-point afternoon for Concordia sophomore Amanda Flemming who had two goals and an assist to add to her team-leading point total.    

The loss drops Concordia's overall record to 6-5-2 on the year. The Falcons win their third straight game and improve to 9-4-1.

River Falls didn't get on the board until the back half of the first period. They would score twice to take a 2-0 lead into the second period.

The Falcons then scored four goals in the first 11 minutes of the second period before Flemming would score the first of her two goals in the game. Fleming finished off a 2-on-2 rush with Josee Lundgren to get the Cobbers on the board at the 17:31 mark of the middle frame.

River Falls would then score four more consecutive goals to extend the lead to 10-1 six minutes into the third period.

Freshman Callie Fagerstrom would score on the power play at 16:29 and then Flemming ended the scoring in the game when she netted her ninth goal of the year at 17:24. The goal also came on the power play after CC was staked to a 5-on-3 advantage just before Fagerstrom's goal.

Concordia was outshot 42-17 in the game. Flemming had four shots on target and Fagerstrom added three.

The Cobbers split the goaltending duties for the second straight game. Amy Jost started the game and played the first two periods. She made 26 saves in 40 minutes of action. Brittany Boss entered the game in the third period and stopped six shots.

FLEMMING THE FINISHER: Amanda Flemming now has nine goals and six assists for a team-leading 15 points. That total is three more than she had in all of last season in her freshman year of play. Flemming now has a trio of three-point games for the year and is third in the MIAC in goals and tied for sixth in overall points. She also has seven points on the power play which is tied for the top spot in the MIAC.

MOHR SCORING: Freshman Megan Mohr had a pair of assists in the game and now has one goal and seven assists on the year for eight points. She is tied for fifth in the conference in scoring by a freshman.

NON-CONFERENCE ENDS: The series vs. River Falls marked the final two non-conference games of the year for CC. The Cobbers finished the year with a 3-4-0 mark against non-league teams.

WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will return to conference action when they play at St. Mary's on Jan. 12-13. The Cardinals are 5-6 in all games and 3-3 in the MIAC this season.