Thrilling Conference Opener

Junior Amanda Flemming scored the game-winning goal in OT to help the Cobbers beat St. Catherine 3-2.
Junior Amanda Flemming scored the game-winning goal in OT to help the Cobbers beat St. Catherine 3-2.

STORY LINE: Concordia scored the first goal of the game and the last goal in their conference opener as they beat St. Catherine 3-2 in overtime in St. Paul. Junior Amanda Flemming scored in the third minute of overtime to give the Cobbers their first win of the season.

MO-MENTUM: The win was the first collegiate victory for head coach Mo Greiner who was hired in the summer. Greiner has been an assistant at St. Thomas and Augsburg but this is her first stint as head coach.   

RECORDS: Concordia is now 1-2-0 on the season after dropping a pair of games at No.7-ranked Wis.-River Falls last weekend. St. Catherine falls to 2-2-0 on the year.

GOING BACK TO CALLIE: Sophomore defenseman Callie Fagerstrom opened the scoring in the game. She got the Cobbers on the board at the 4:04 mark of the opening period. The goal was he second in as many games. She leads the team in scoring with two goals and an assist for three points.

WHERE DID WHO GO? Concordia carried their one-goal advantage into the second period but then fell behind in a matter of 5 seconds. St. Catherine tied the game on the power play at 1:28 and then took the ensuing faceoff and rushed the puck down the ice to take a 2-1 lead at the 1:33 mark.

SUDDENLY SAGE: Concordia waited until the final five minutes of the third period before getting the game-tying goal. Senior Sage Barta finished off a passing play from Maddie Ellingson and Sara Baumann to even the score at 15:24.

LIKE A BOSS: Cobber goalie Brittany Boss turned aside 20 shots to earn her first win of the season. Boss now has seven victories in her career. She has played in all three games this season and has a 3.63 GAA.

STAT STUFF: Concordia outshot the Wildcats 31-22 in the games. CC held a shot advantage in all three periods but not overtime. The Cobbers were 1-for-5 on the power play as compared to 1-for-3 for St. Catherine. Flemming led all players with six shots in the game.

UP NEXT: Concordia will finish off the 2-game series when they play at St. Catherine on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.