Single Goal Getaway

Amanda Flemming (#2) follows the puck slide into the net for the Cobbers' in their 3-1 win over Finlandia.
Amanda Flemming (#2) follows the puck slide into the net for the Cobbers' in their 3-1 win over Finlandia.

STORY LINE: Concordia scored a single goal in each period and roared past Finlandia 3-1. The Cobbers got goals from three different players and outshot the Lions 54-12 to earn their seventh win of the season.

RECORDS: The Cobbers win for the fourth time in the past five games and are now 7-4-1 on the season. Finlandia continues to look for its first win of the year and is now 0-12-0.

PENALTY TOTAL RECORD: There was only one penalty called in the game. Finlandia took the only penalty of the game when they were whistled for an interference call in the first minute of the second period. The one combined penalty is the fewest in a game for the Cobbers in program history and only the second time in school history they haven't been whistled for a penalty. The first no-penalty game came on Feb. 10, 2000 against the University of North Dakota.   

FLEMMING FIGHTS FOR IT: Junior Amanda Flemming opened the scoring for Concordia when she got up from her knees behind the goal, kicked the puck to her stick and then scored on a wraparound as the puck caromed off the Finlandia's goalie's skates. Flemming tracked down the loose puck after a shot from the point settled directly behind the Lion's goal.

The goals was Flemming's team-leading eighth of the season and she now has a team best 12 points. Flemming has scored at least one goal in three of the last five games and the Cobbers are 6-0-1 on the year when she scores a goal in a game.

KEEP THAT PUCK: Finlandia tied the game 18 seconds after the Cobbers took a 1-0 lead in the first period and then freshman Tiffany Hanson picked the perfect time to earn her first collegiate goal midway through the second period. Mackenzie Bergstrom rushed the puck up the right wing and cut into the middle at the top of the crease. She fired a shot which the Finlandia goalie made the save on but Hanson was crashing the net and was able to slam home the rebound from on top of the crease. Hanson becomes the 11th Cobber player to score a goal this season.

ELLINGSON IS ON YOUR SIDE: Junior defenseman Maddie Ellingson added the insurance goal for the Cobbers when her blast from the point eluded the traffic in the crease and found the back of the net at 4:33 of the third period. The goal was Ellingson's first of the season and fifth career goal. She had a single goal in all of last season.         

NIFTY FIFTIES: Concordia outshot Finlandia 54-12 in the game. The 54 shots on goal is a season high and the most since CC had 56 against St. Benedict at the start of the 2016-17 season.  

DANDY DOZEN: The Cobbers allowed a season-low 12 shots on goals in the 60 minutes of play against the Lions. That is the fewest since Nov. 20, 2015 when they also gave up 12 shots in a 1-0 win against St. Catherine.    

ECONOMICAL SHULZ : Cobber freshman goalie Nicole Schulz stopped the final 10 shots she faced in the game to earn her second win of the season. Schulz has now made a combined total of 12 saves and is 2-0-0 on the year.

UP NEXT: Concordia will finish off the 2018 portion of its schedule when they host Finlandia in the series finale on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Moorhead Sports Center. The game is also the final non-conference game for the Cobbers who are currently 2-4-0 against non-league teams.