3rd-Period Trio Leads To Series Split

Sophomore Callie Fagerstrom earned her team-leading fifth assist of the season in the series finale at Northland.
Sophomore Callie Fagerstrom earned her team-leading fifth assist of the season in the series finale at Northland.

STORY LINE: Concordia gave up three goals in the third period and lost 5-2 at Northland to come away with a series split in the non-conference match-up. The Cobbers rallied from 1-goal deficits in the first and second periods to tie the game after 40 minutes but then a pair of goals 50-seconds apart at the start of the third frame turned the game in favor of the Lumberjills.

RECORDS: Concordia has their 3-game win streak come to an end. The Cobbers are now 6-4-1 on the year. The series finale was also the final non-conference contest of the year for CC. Northland ends its 2-game losing skid and is now 3-7-1 in all games.

WII SPORTS: Junior Ally Wiitala scored the first goal for the Cobbers which tied the game at 1-1 in the 13th minute of the first period. Concordia allowed a power play goal at 5:23 but then Wiitala equalized on an unassisted strike at 12:16. It was Wiitala's first goal of the season and third career goal in maroon and gold.

DANDY DONDELINGER WEEKEND: Senior Megan Dondelinger entered the weekend having scored only one goal in the team's first nine games of the season. She tripled that total in the two games in Ashland. Dondelinger had two goals in Friday's win and then added the Cobbers' second tally on Saturday. The Lumberjills took a 2-1 lead at 8:07 and it looked like they would take the 2-1 lead into the second intermission. Dondelinger tied the game on the power play with just 11-seconds remaining in the second frame. Defenseman Callie Fagerstrom was credited with the assist.

DOUBLE VISION: The assist on the Cobbers' second goal was Callie Fagerstrom's fifth of the season go along with five goals which pushes her point total to 10. She is second on the team in scoring this year and it marks the second straight season she has a double-digit point total. Last year she finished with 16 points with the balanced total of eight goals and eight assists.

STAT STUFF: Concordia outshot Northland 44-35 for the game. The 44 shots on goal is a season best - one more than they had in the series opener at St. Olaf. The Cobbers outshot the Lumberjills 81-67 for the 2-game series. CC went 1-for-5 on the power play while Northland was 1-for-2. Concordia is now 1-for-12 on the power play in their last three games.

UP NEXT: Concordia will finish off the 2018 portion of its schedule when they host Finlandia in a 2-game series on Dec. 14-15. Like Northland, the Lions also play in the NCHA. Finlandia is 0-11-0 on the season and dropped a pair of games at Wis.-Superior over the weekend.