Defensive Battle

Defensive Battle

MOORHEAD, Minn. (10/07/17)--- A goal in the 73rd minute of play proved to be the difference in the Cobbers' 1-0 loss against St. Catherine.

Concordia and the Wildcats played a dead-even statistical game but the lone goal in the game proved to be the difference as the Cobbers fall for the first time in three games.

Concordia is now 4-6-1 in all games and 2-4-0 in conference play. St. Catherine remains unbeaten in its last five games and is now 4-4-2 overall and 3-1-2 in the MIAC. With the win SCU jumps all the way to fourth place in the league standings.

Both teams had five shots in the game while the goal in the second half being the edge for the Wildcats in the game. St. Catherine came away with a 3-2 advantage in shots on frame.

The game-winning goal came off of a corner kick. The ball was played into the Cobber penalty area and, after a short scramble, a Wildcat attacker pounced on the ball and drove home the only goal of the game. The winner came at the 72:35 mark.

Concordia would up their offensive attack immediately following the goal. CC had successive corner kick attempts and a header by Kirsten Bokinskie that went wide as they pressed for the game-tying goal.  The flurry with 14 minutes to play would be the Cobbers' final shots at goal for the game.

Concordia had five different players get off shots in the game. Besides Bokinskie, Kayla Dostal, Kalli Baarstad, Klara Beinhorn and Sarah Liimatta also had shots for CC.

Cobber goalie Maddy Reed made two saves in the 90 minutes of play.

SEASON OF SHUTOUTS: Concordia has now played 11 games in 2017 –and of those 11, nine have featured a shutout. The Cobbers have won three games by a shutout. CC has been shut out five times while there has been one 0-0 double overtime tie.

DEFENSE CONTINUES TO SHINE: Concordia has only allowed more than one goal in one game this year. Overall the Cobbers have conceded just 10 goals in the first 11 games. CC is currently fourth in the MIAC in fewest goals allowed.

WHAT'S NEXT: Concordia will host St. Thomas on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. The Tommies are 8-2-1 overall and 4-2-0 in league play and are coming off a 3-0 win over Carleton on Saturday.