A Winning Day Of College Firsts

Concordia senior Kayla Dostal tries to track down a bouncing ball near the Buena Vista goal. Dostal helped the Cobbers blank BVU 4-0.
Concordia senior Kayla Dostal tries to track down a bouncing ball near the Buena Vista goal. Dostal helped the Cobbers blank BVU 4-0.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (9/08/17)---After not getting on the scoreboard in their first two games of the year, Concordia exploded for four goals and beat Buena Vista 4-0.

The Cobbers got two goals in each half as they recorded their first win of the year. Concordia is now 1-1-1 on the year. The Beavers lose for the first time this season and fall to 1-1-1.

You know it's going to be your day when you score in the first minute of play without taking a shot. Concordia took a 1-0 lead at the 45-second mark when senior Rachel Osmundson's cross from the wing was accidentally headed into the goal by one of the Buena Vista defenders.

The opening goal of the year for CC goes in the books as an own goal and started the Cobbers' four-goal outburst.

The Cobbers controlled the possession in the game. Despite having the better of the play they were unable to extend the lead until the 42nd minute of play when sophomore Kalli Baarstad hammered home a left-footed shot from 25 yards out to collect her first collegiate goal.

The theme of first collegiate goals would continue in the second half as freshmen Alayna Maher and Hannah Sandin both scored for the first time in a Concordia uniform.

Maher was the recipient of a fortunate carom on her first collegiate goal. A Cobber player attempted to play the ball through to the left wing but the pass bounced off a BVU defender and fell right in the path of Maher who was behind the Buena Vista defense. Maher ran on to the bouncing ball and then one-timed it over the head of the onrushing Buena Vista goalie. The tally at 77:36 settled the game for the Cobbers and allowed CC to gather playing time for many newcomers.

Sandin capped the Cobber scoring when she finished off a string of shots by the Concordia offense. The first shot on goal came from the top of the box. The rebound off the initial attempt was knocked towards the end line on the right side of goal. Taylor Swiontek ran down the loose ball and floated a shot that caromed off the crossbar. Sandin was waiting at the top of the 6-yard box and pounded a volley into the top of the net.

BACK-TO-BACK BLANKINGS: Junior Maddy Reed was credited with her second straight shutout on the year. She played the first 83 minutes and didn't have to make a save. Senior Jordan Martins finished the game and made the save on the lone Buena Vista shot on goal of the day.

FOUR SCORE: The number 4 has been a good omen when it comes to goals scored for the Cobbers in the past two seasons. Concordia scored four goals on two occasions in 2016 and won both games by a 4-0 score line.

WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will finish off the Cobber Invite on Sunday, Sept. 10 when they host Wis.-Superior at 2:30 p.m.