Three-Goal 1st-Half Flurry Sinks Cobbers

Senior Kalli Baarstad keeps the ball away from an Augsburg defender during the second half of the Cobbers' game with the Auggies. Baarstad led CC with four shots.
Senior Kalli Baarstad keeps the ball away from an Augsburg defender during the second half of the Cobbers' game with the Auggies. Baarstad led CC with four shots.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (10/30/19)---Concordia gave up three goals in a span of 8:15 in the first half and lost 3-0 to league-leading Augsburg in Moorhead.

The loss drops the Cobbers' record to 9-8-0 in all games and CC is now 2-8-0 in conference play. Augsburg stays tied for the lead in the MIAC standings with an 8-1-1 conference mark. The Auggies are 12-3-1 overall.

The 3-goal stretch proved to be the biggest difference in the game as Concordia held the game throughout most of the second half and in the last part of the opening period.

The Cobbers outshot Augsburg 5-4 in total shots in the second half but couldn't come up with a goal to get on the scoreboard.

The Auggies won the game with a powerful counterattack. All three goals were scored after Augsburg won the ball in the middle of the field and went quickly into attack to get behind the Concordia defense.

Augsburg opened the scoring at the 15:00 mark and then doubled the lead 38-seconds later. The trio of goals would finish at 23:15.

The Auggies had another chance to up the score after they were awarded a penalty kick in the 25th minute of play. Concordia junior goalie Erin Larsen came up with a big stop on the ensuing spot kick to keep the score at 3-0.

Larsen finished the game with six saves in the game.

Concordia had six total shots and two on frame in the contest. Senior Kalli Baarstad, who was playing in her final home game, led the CC attack with four total shots and one on goal. Megan Barnick had the other strike on goal for the Cobbers.

UP NEXT: Concordia will finish off the 2019 season when they play at St. Olaf on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. The Oles are 7-8-2 in all games and 4-5-1 in the MIAC. They have lost five straight and are coming off a 7-2 loss at Carleton on Wednesday.