Sweep Earns Record Mark

Senior goalie Brittany Boss stopped 25 of the 26 shots she faced and the Cobber defense helped the team beat St. Olaf 2-1 to earn the series sweep.
Senior goalie Brittany Boss stopped 25 of the 26 shots she faced and the Cobber defense helped the team beat St. Olaf 2-1 to earn the series sweep.

STORY LINE: There wouldn't be the need for any late-game drama in the series finale at St. Olaf. Concordia scored a single goal in the first and second periods and went on to beat the Oles 2-1 in the final MIAC game to ever be played in the Northfield Ice Arena. Senior goalie Brittany Boss stopped 25 of the 26 shots she faced to help the Cobbers earn the series sweep.

HOW SWEEP IT IS: The series sweep is the second of the year for Concordia in conference play. That ties the number of sweeps Concordia had against MIAC opponents last season. It also marks the first time since 2016-17 that CC has had two league sweeps before the Christmas break.

PROGRAM HISTORY: The Cobbers are 5-0-1 in league play which is the first time in program history that Concordia hasn't lost in MIAC play before the Christmas break.

SAGE ADVICE: For the second straight game senior Sage Barta scored the first Cobber goal. Barta gave CC a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal at the 2:55 mark of the opening period. The goal was Barta's fifth of the season which ties her for the team lead. Barta entered the season having only scored three goals in her previous three seasons in maroon and gold.

PAGE TURNER: Like Barta, sophomore Kaitlyn Page is also having a breakout scoring season. She scored the eventual game-winning goal at the 2:52 mark of the middle frame. And also like Barta it is Page's team-leading fifth goal of the year. Page had only one goal in her freshman season and has now scored a single goal in four of the past six games.

BACKSTOP BOSS: Brittany Boss had her best game in goal this season. She made 25 saves and only allowed one goal. Boss also earned her second victory of the year and lowered her GAA to 3.31.

STAT STUFF: Both teams had 26 shots on goal in the series finale. The Cobbers were 0-for-6 on the power play while the Oles went 1-for-4.

UP NEXT: Concordia will have four non-conference games to finish the 2018 portion of their schedule. CC will play at Northland on Dec. 7-8 and then host Finlandia on Dec. 14-15. The Lumberjills are 2-5-1 on the year while the Lions are 0-9-0.