Power Play Pushes Broom

Freshman Megan Mohr (R) had a career-high four assists and goalie Amy Jost made 18 saves in the Cobbers' series-sweeping win over St. Benedict.
Freshman Megan Mohr (R) had a career-high four assists and goalie Amy Jost made 18 saves in the Cobbers' series-sweeping win over St. Benedict.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/20/18)---The nation's leading power play unit was on full display in Concordia's 5-2 series-sweeping win over St. Benedict.

The Cobbers scored three times on the power play, added a shorthanded tally and then finished the game with an empty-net goal as they posted their second conference sweep of the season.

Concordia had five players with multiple-point games and the offense was led by leading scorers Amanda Flemming, Tori Davis, Callie Fagerstrom and Megan Mohr. The quartet all had multiple-point game and combined for all three power play scores.

The win keeps the Cobbers in the Top 3 of the MIAC. CC is now 6-2-2 in conference play and tied for third place in the standings  - one point out of second place and three points shy of league-leading Hamline. Concordia is 9-6-2 overall this year.

Fleming opened the scoring when she snapped home a shot that from the top right corner of the net at the 8:38 mark of the first period. The first power play goal of the game was set up by Mohr and Fagerstrom. It would be the first of two helpers in the game for Fagerstrom.

The best pass of the game came off the stick of Maiah McCowan and set up the second goal of the game. McCowan threaded a pass between defenders which set Megan Dondelinger free on a breakaway when CC was playing shorthanded. Dondelinger made a move to her backhand and then lifted the puck into the top part of the net after the Blazer goalie dropped to the ice to make a stop.

St. Benedict (2-13-1/1-8-1) would get to within one goal in the final minute of the opening period of play. The score would remain at 2-1 until midway through the second frame.

Davis then helped the Cobbers regain the two-goal lead when she netted the first of her two goals in the game – and both would come from the top of the goal crease. Davis took control of a rebound with her back to the net and turned and fired a shot past the CSB goalie to give Concordia a 3-1 lead at 12:32 of the period. Fagerstrom and Mohr collected the assists on the first of the two Davis goals.

The Blazers once again cut the lead to win at 8:50 of the third before Concordia closed out the sweep with a third power play score and then an empty netter.

Davis tipped in her 10th goal of the year at 14:43 and then McCowan tapped home a shot with the CSB pulled in favor of an extra skater. Mohr and Flemming had assists on Davis' goal and then Mohr and Maddie Ellingson were given helpers on the final goal of the game.

Concordia outshot the Blazers 36-20 with Fagerstrom posting a game-high six shots.

Amy Jost made 18 saves and is now 4-4-0 for the season.

MOHR ASSISTS PLEASE: Freshman defenseman Megan Mohr had a career offensive game. She was credited with an assist on four of the team's five goals. Her four-point game is the highest of her first year and pushes her point total to 14. She leads the team in assists with 13 and is tied for sixth in the MIAC in helpers.
POWER PLAYED: Concordia went 3-for-4 on the power play on Saturday. That upped their season success rate on the man-advantage to 32.8%. That mark is tops in Division III and the best percentage rate of any college women's team in Division I or III. The Cobbers have now scored at least one power play goal six straight games and have multiple-power play goals in four of those six games.       

TORNADO SEASON: Tori Davis scoring touch has taken flight in the last four games. She has scored in each of the past four contests and her two-goal game on Saturday was her first multiple-point contest of the season. Davis now has 10 goals which marks the third straight year she has recorded at least 10 goals.

FLEMMING FINISHES: Amanda Flemming continues to lead the Cobbers in scoring. She now has 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points. She has at least one point in six straight games and her 22 points is tied for fifth most in the MIAC.   
WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will look to continue their winning ways when they play at St. Thomas on Jan. 26-27. The Tommies are one point ahead of the Cobbers in the standings and are 10-3-4 overall.