2008 Cobber Men's Soccer - Game Recaps
Cobber freshman forward Riley McGlynn scored the game-tying goal with 1:39 to play in regulation in Concordia's 3-2 overtime loss at Macalester. Unfortunately CC was whistled for a foul inside the penalty area 4:21 into overtime and lost on the subsequent penalty kick.
Another Stinking Overtime!

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Game Stats: Concordia vs. Macalester Box Score - Now Online!


Opponent's Website: Macalester Men's Soccer


Gameday Rewind:

Game Stats: Concordia vs. Macalester Box Score - Now Online!


Gameday Game Recap:

ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/07/08)-- For the second time in less than a week, Concordia scored two goals yet lost in overtime. On Tuesday at Macalester the Cobbers fought back from a 2-1 deficit to tie the game with less than two minutes to play in regulation only to see their chance at victory snatched in the first five minutes of overtime. CC fell 3-2 in overtime to the Scots marking the second time in the past three conference games Concordia has lost by an identical score.

The defeat is the third straight one-goal loss for the Cobbers who are starting to wake up the ghosts of the 2002 season when Concordia lost nine conference games by a single goal and watched as their coach almost checked himself into the psychiatric ward at the Jamestown hospital. CC has now lost four league games by a single tally in 2008.

The game played out as a back-and-forth scoring affair with the Scots taking the lead at 17:45 when Eric Tettegah headed home his third goal of the year. Concordia made sure the lead didn't last very long as they came up with the equalizer less than two minutes later. Senior Justin Foss was "Justin on the Spot" as he tapped home the ball into a wide open net after the Scot goalie and defender had collided with one another and left Foss all by himself six yards out from goal. For Foss it was his team-leading sixth goal of the year.

Macalester would gain the momentum heading into the break when they scored a goal less than three minutes before the halftime whistle. Stephen Murphy-Logue knocked home the Scots' second head goal of the game at 42:28 to give Macalester a 2-1 lead starting the second half.

It took Concordia almost the entire second 45 minutes to come up with the game-tying goal. Faced with a one-goal deficit with under five minutes to play in regulation, Concordia head coach Dan Weiler through almost all 10 field players into the attack. His tactical maneuver was rewarded at 88:21 when Marco Riboli flicked a crossing ball from defender Drew Glogoza towards the foot of freshman Riley McGlynn who neatly buried the ball into the net to push the game into the extra period. It was Riboli's league-leading ninth assist of the season. He now has an assist in four of the team's last five games. His nine assists also represent the most helpers in a single season since 2001 when Chance Buzzell had 11 assists. The school record for assists in a single season is 17 set by former MIAC MVP Todd Hashbarger in 1997.

With the score deadlocked at 2-2, the sudden death overtime period lasted only 4:21 and was decided on a penalty kick call by the referee. One of the Macalester attackers played the ball through the back of the Cobber defense. The pass was flighted too strong and was clearly rolling towards CC goalie Mads Schmidt who came out to collect the pass. During the play one of the CC defenders turned into a Scot forward and got tangled up with the player causing him to fall to the ground. The referee wasted little time in calling for the tripping penalty in the penalty area which resulted in the game-winning penalty kick.

For the game, Macalester held a 16-13 margin in total shots and a 9-6 edge in shots on goal. Schmidt made six saves on the day and Scot goalie Matt Weyer stopped four shots to grab the win.

Concordia will be looking to sstop their three-game losing skid when they host Hamline on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. as part of the annual Homecoming celebration.