Cobbers Clinch MIAC Regular-Season Championship!
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (10/20/12)—Concordia cruised to a 6-0 win at St. Olaf on Saturday and in the process clinched their fourth MIAC regular-season championship in the past seven years. The Cobbers scored three goals in each half to take the drama out of their title-clinching victory.
In addition to clinching the regular-season title, Concordia also earns their 10th consecutive MIAC postseason tournament berth. That is the most of any team in the conference. The Cobbers will host a league semifinal game on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Jake Christiansen Athletic Complex.
The win also pushes Concordia's conference record to 8-1-0 on the year. The Cobbers have 24 points in league play which is seven more than the closest team with only two MIAC games remaining in the regular season. CC has now won four straight games and pushes their overall mark to 12-3-1.
The Cobbers took control of the game in the eighth minute of play. Laura Prosinski scored the game-winning goal at 7:31 when she netted her second goal of the season on an assist from Emma Ekdahl. Gina Weiss continued her recent scoring streak when she put a left-footed shross across the goal and it sailed into the net. Sarah Rounds was credited with the assist on the goal at 20:32. Jessica Scherr capped the scoring in the first half when she tallied her first collegiate goal at 32:08.
Concordia put the game out of reach with a pair of goals less than five minutes apart at the start of the second half. Rounds hammered a shot from 20 yards out that squirted through the hands of the St. Olaf goalie. It was her team-leading ninth goal of the season. Weiss followed that goal with a text-book wing finish only 4:19 later. Weiss took a pass from Rounds which put her behind the Ole defense on the right wing. Weiss then cut towards the goal and hit a laser-like shot that hit the inside of the left post and caromed into the net. For Weiss it was her eighth goal of the year and Rounds earned her team-leading 11th assist. Weiss has now scored four goals in the past two games while Rounds has six assists in the last four games.
Marta Prosinski finished off the score sheet that her sister started. Prosinksi calmly looped a shot over the top of the Ole goalie after an initial breakaway attempt was saved and the rebound caromed back to Prosinski standing 25 yards out from goal.
Concordia outshot St. Olaf 14-1 in the game in total shots and 14-1 in shots on goal. CC goalie Ali Nelson had to make just one save on the day to earn her fourth consecutive shutout and ninth of the season.
The Cobber will finish off the regular season with a pair of games next week. CC will host Augsburg on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. and then play at St. Ben's on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.