Win Streak Turns Back Time

Freshman Nigaba Olivier jumps to avoid a slide tackle in the second half of the Cobbers' 4-0 win over Northwestern.
Freshman Nigaba Olivier jumps to avoid a slide tackle in the second half of the Cobbers' 4-0 win over Northwestern.

STORY LINE: Concordia scored four goals in the second half to break open a 0-0 halftime deadlock and blanked Northwestern (Minn.) 4-0. Freshman Nate Weaver had a pair of goals and junior Aronah Mukhtar had the game-winning goal and added an assist to help the Cobbers win their third straight game.

IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME: Concordia's third straight win marks the first time that the Cobbers have had a 3-game win streak since the 2010 season. CC has now won four of its last five games.

RECORDS: Concordia is now 7-8-0 on the season while Northwestern falls to 4-11-1.

IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME 2: The seven overall wins for the Cobbers are the most since the…wait for it…2010 season. The Cobbers have won six games twice in head coach Ben Schneweis' first six seasons and this year marks the first 7-win campaign.

NON-CONFERENCE SUCCESS: Concordia has seven wins this season and six of those have come in non-league games. The Cobbers are 6-2-0 this year when not playing a game that counts in the MIAC standings. CC is now 14-8-1 in non-conference games in the past three seasons.

ARONAH IS ADDING IT UP: Junior Aronah Mukhtar added to his team-leading point total on Thursday. He had a goal and an assist and his three points gives him 15 for the season. That is one more than his previous single-season career best which he set last year with six goals and two assists. Mukhtar now has 35 points in his career in maroon and goal.

SCORING TOUCH RETURNS: Freshman Nate Weaver ended an 8-game scoreless drought on Saturday in the Cobbers' win over St. Olaf. His two goals on Thursday match a single-game career high and he now has a team-best seven goals for the year. His seven goals are tied for third most in the MIAC and are second most in the conference by a first-year player.

SULLIVAN SHUTS IT DOWN: Cobber junior goalie Keith Sullivan earned his first collegiate win, first collegiate shutout and first collegiate in the victory over Northwestern. He had two previous starts this year but had to leave both games due to an injury.

UP NEXT: Concordia will finish off the season with three straight conference games. The Cobbers will begin that stretch when they play at Augsburg on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. The Auggies are currently 9-2-2 in all games and 4-1-2 in conference play and will enter the game with a 5-game unbeaten streak.