Groundhog Day

Kalli Baarstad goes after the ball in the second half of the Cobbers' 1-1 2OT tie with Northwestern. She scored the lone goal of the game for CC in the eighth minute of play.
Kalli Baarstad goes after the ball in the second half of the Cobbers' 1-1 2OT tie with Northwestern. She scored the lone goal of the game for CC in the eighth minute of play.

STORY LINE: Kalli Baarstad got the Cobbers on the board in the eighth minute of play against Northwestern and then allowed the game-tying goal at the 67:18 mark and played to a 1-1 double overtime tie against the Eagles. Concordia wasn't able to finish off any more chances in the first half as they went with a strong prevailing wind. The Cobbers then held off Northwestern for most of the second half except for the counter attack goal in the 68th minute of play.

Concordia had a goal in the first overtime called back after it was deemed the Cobber player knocked the ball out of the Eagle goalie's hands after she collected the ball on a save after a corner kick.

The Cobbers finished the game by going with the win in the second OT session and put up a pair of shots and had one corner kick but couldn't find the back of the net for the game winner.

GROUNDHOG DAY: Cue Bill Murray and Punxsutawney Phil. The 1-1 2OT tie marks the third straight game that the Cobbers have finished with that exact same score line. Concordia tied Macalester last Tuesday 1-1 and then settled for a 1-1 draw at home against Carleton on Saturday.

RECORDS: Both teams stay with their .500 records for the season. Concordia is now 4-4-3 while Northwestern is a symmetrical 4-4-4.

ANOTHER ONE FOR BAARSTAD: Kalli Baarstad added to her team-leading goal total. She finished off a pass from Rachel Nemer at the 7:08 mark to record her sixth goal of the season. That is two more than any other player on the team and double her total from last year when she led the team with three goals. Baarstad also has a team-leading 15 points on the season which is a single-season career high and four more than she had in her previous two years at CC combined.

GOAL STATS: Concordia has scored a single goal in each of its last four games. The Cobbers have scored at least one goal in 10 of their 11 games and have 25 goals on the season. Their 25 goals is the most in a single season since they scored 31 in the 2015 season. Last year they scored 13 goals in their 18 games.

KEEPER OF THE TIES: Cobber sophomore goalie Erin Larsen has started two games this season and has recorded 1-1 2OT ties in both games. Larsen has a 0.76 goals against average for the season.

UP NEXT: Concordia will hit the road for a conference/non-conference weekend doubleheader. The Cobbers will play at St. Catherine on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. and will then head north to Superior, Wis. to take on Wis-Superior on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. St. Catherine is 4-2-2 overall and 2-1-2 in the MIAC this season. They beat St. Mary's 3-2 in 2OT on Saturday and tied Carleton 0-0 at home last Wednesday.