Powerless Play

Freshman goalie Emily Musielewicz does her best Joe Mauer impersonation as she snages the puck out of midair during the Cobbers' game with #10 Wis.-Eau Claire.
Freshman goalie Emily Musielewicz does her best Joe Mauer impersonation as she snages the puck out of midair during the Cobbers' game with #10 Wis.-Eau Claire.

STORY LINE: Concordia went 0-for-6 on the power play, including a pair of 5-on-3 situations in the third period, and lost 3-1 at home to No.10-ranked Wis.-Eau Claire. The Cobbers scored first but then watched as the Blugolds scored twice in a span of less than minute in the second period and then added a controversial third goal in the third to win 3-1.

RECORDS: Concordia has its 4-game unbeaten streak come to an end and is now at .500 for the season. CC is 3-3-1 in all games this year  - with all three losses coming to teams from Wisconsin. Eau Claire wins their second straight against an MIAC opponent and is now 5-2-1 for the season.

LUNDGREN LIGHTS THE LAMP:  Junior Josee Lundgren got Concordia on the board first in the eighth minute of the second period. After the teams skated through a very close first period of play, Lundgren put the Cobbers up 1-0 at the 7:53 mark when she took a pass in between the circles and fired home a wrister that sailed into the top right corner. Libby Hinrichs and Sage Barta earned the assists on the goal. For Lundgren it was her first goal, and point, of the season.


BACK-TO-BACK MOMENTUM CHANGERS: Concordia held a 1-0 for all of 2:50. Eau Claire countered with the game-tying goal at 10:43 and then scored the eventual game-winning goal at 11:38.

GLOVELESS GOALIE: The final goal of the game was scored after Cobber goalie Emily Musielewicz had the catching glove knocked off her hand. A scrum in front of the net led to Musielewicz's glove being knocked off her hand with the puck sliding to the side of the net. The play was allowed to continue and an Eau Claire player was able to knock the puck in front of the net to one of her teammates who pushed the puck into the net as a helpless Musielewicz stood and waved her bare hand to show that she didn't have a glove on. There was confusion on the ice as to whether the play should have been allowed to continue but after a conference by the officials they allowed the insurance goal to stand.

POWERLESS PLAY: Concordia had four power play chances in the final 13:00-minutes of play and couldn't find the back of the net despite having nine solid shots on goal. The Cobbers had a pair of short 5-on-3 opportunities but couldn't get the much-needed goal to get to within one. Concordia finished the day by going 0-for-6 on the power play. It's only the second game this season that CC hasn't scored a power play goal. It's the first they haven't scored a power play goal in a game when they've had more than five power plays since the beginning of the 2015-16 season when they also went 0-for-6 against St. Mary's.

SHOT TOTALS: Concordia was outshot 34-23 in the game. The Cobbers had five players with at least three shots and were led by defenseman Callie Fagerstrom who had four shots on net. Fagerstrom is second on the team in shots this year with 22. Amanda Flemming leads the squad with 31.

MOOSE MUSINGS: Freshman goalie Emily Musielewicz suffered her first loss of the season. She made 31 saves which is the most in a single game in her three starts in goals this season. Musielewicz now has a 2.29 GAA and a 91.9% save percentage.

UP NEXT: Concordia skate back into MIAC action next weekend when they play a 2-game series in Northfield against St. Olaf. The Oles are 0-6-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the MIAC this year.