A Win In Wisconsin

Goalie Gabe Holum gets ready to make a stop during the Cobbers' 3-2 win at Wis.-River Falls. Holum made 19 saves to earn his first college win. (Pic courtesy of BJ Pickard)
Goalie Gabe Holum gets ready to make a stop during the Cobbers' 3-2 win at Wis.-River Falls. Holum made 19 saves to earn his first college win. (Pic courtesy of BJ Pickard)

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (11/08/19)---Concordia overcame a 1-0 deficit late in the second period and scored three of the final four goals to edge Wis.-River Falls 3-2 in River Falls.

The win is the first of the year for the Cobbers after they dropped a pair of games, also in Wisconsin, on the opening weekend. The loss is the first of the year for the Falcons who swept Finlandia last weekend.

The game was all even at 2-2 to start the third period and the teams skated through the first 12 minutes without putting up the fifth goal of the game. That came at the 12:57 mark when senior Blake Berg netted the game winner. The goal was Berg's first of the season and it was assisted by Tyler Bossert and Joe Burgmeier.

The assist on the game winner was Bossert's second point of the game. He started the Cobbers scoring in the second period with a goal at 15:14. That tied the game after River Falls opened the scoring at 6:39 of the middle frame. Tanner Okeson and Aaron Herdt set up the goal and were credited with the assists.

The tie score wouldn't last long as Concordia took a 2-1 lead just 26-seconds later when senior Aaron Ryback came up with his second goal of the season at 15:40. Ryback didn't have a goal in his three seasons before this year and has now tallied in back-to-back games and leads CC with two goals.

River Falls would tie the game at 2-2 less than two minutes later and the teams would take the tie score into the intermission.

Concordia outshot the Falcons 25-21 which included a 13-6 margin in the second period when they scored two goals. Herdt led all players with five shots on goal.

Sophomore Gabe Holum earned his first collegiate start after an injury-plagued freshman year and turned aside 19 shots to record his first collegiate victory. Holum saved the game in the third period when he came up with an ESPN Top 10 save on a 2-on-1 situation.

UP NEXT: Concordia will finish the 2-game series with River Falls when they play the Falcons on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.