MOORHEAD, Minn. (9/27/17)--- Klara Beinhorn picked the perfect moment to score her first collegiate goal as she netted the game winner with 67 seconds left in the second overtime to give Concordia a 1-0 over visiting Macalester.
The game appeared to be headed for a 0-0 tie until Beinhorn pounced on a rebound from a direct free kick and knocked a narrow-angle shot from the left corner of the 6-yard box into the far side of the net and just inside the post.
Beinhorn's first collegiate tally helped end a four-game skid for the Cobbers. It also gave Concordia its first conference win of the year. The Cobbers are now 3-5-1 overall and 1-3-0 in league play. The Scots see their two-game unbeaten streak come to an end. They are now 3-3-1 in all games and 0-2-1 in the MIAC.
The game-winning goal was only the fifth allowed by Macalester the entire season.
The game was played from penalty arear to penalty area for the majority of the 90 minutes of regulation and through the first and second overtime periods.
The teams combined to take 16 overall shots in the 109 minutes of play but most of the chances came from outside the box with easy saves being made by the goalkeepers. Both teams had four shots on goal in the game.
The best chance for Macalester came at the 18-minute mark of the opening half when a Macalester attacker broke free on the right wing inside the penalty area. She dribbled the ball about four yards off the end line and went in all alone on Cobber goalie Maddy Reed. Reed had the middle of the net covered and the Scot player tried to fire a point-blank shot toward the near side of the net but her shot clanked off the goal post and went out of play.
Macalester also had a looping header that was headed on net after a corner kick but the Cobber defender standing on the post easily volleyed the ball away from goal.
Each team only had one shot on goal in the second half with the Cobber chance coming from the foot of freshman Andrea Kramer in the 72nd minute of play.
The first overtime session also saw both teams having one shot on goal. That set the stage for the late-game heroics in the second extra period. A Cobber attacker was fouled 25 yards out from the Macalester goal and directly out from the corner of the 6-yard box. The Cobbers were awarded a free kick and Kalli Baarstad's shot from the direct kick curled over the wall and towards the near post. The Macalester did well to get a hand on the initial shot but she was unable to control the rebound which spilled out and Beinhorn was "Klara on the spot" and fired home the winner.
Reed finished the day with four saves to earn her fourth shutout of the season.
KLARA BEINHORN GAME-WINNING GOAL:
QUOTABLE: "Klara also plays hockey so she knows how to crash the net. It was a great play by her but our whole team had a great work ethic today." – Concordia head coach Kevin Roos
BIG D, DEFENSE: Concordia has only allowed eight goals in the first nine games of the year and they have not allowed more than two goals in any game this season. The Cobbers are currently tied for fourth in the MIAC in fewest goals allowed.
SHUTOUT CITY: Concordia has played nine games this year and there has been a shutout in eight of the nine. The only non-shutout of the year was a 2-1 decision at Gustavus.
WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will look to continue its stout defense when they play at Carleton on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m.