Junior Alex Dahl looks to play the ball in between a pair of Jamestown players in CC's 5-0 win. Dahl had a goal in the game.
|A Soggy Seventh Straight!|
MOORHEAD, Minn. (10/06/09)--
On a soggy, sloppy field and on a cold, damp day Concordia broke free for four second-half goals and sloshed their way past Jamestown 5-0. The Cobbers received goals from five different players as they won their seventh straight game and posted their fifth consecutive shutout. Concordia is now 9-6-0 overall.
Concordia opened the scoring in the eighth minute of the game when wing midfielder Philip Bruckbauer hammered a low line drive from the right side of the penalty area towards the lower left portion of the net. Jimmie goalie Jordan Genglar dove and made the save on the initial shot but CC freshman Artem Shchepetkin was following up on the play and was in the right spot to tap home his first collegiate goal.
Concordia put the game out of reach with two goals in a span of four minutes in the second half. Bruckbauer was sent free behind the Jamestown defense on a ball from Riley McGlynn and he knocked it into the goal between the legs of Genglar. The goal at 54;18 was Bruckbauer's third of the season. McGlynn had a hand on the third CC goal just 3:46 later. He took a pass from Marco Riboli and set up Alex Dahl for his second goal of the year at 58:04.
The fourth goal of the game was the biggest statistical oddity of the season for Concordia. After a Cobber forward was taken down in the box, Concordia goalie Mads Schmidt jogged the length of the field to take the penalty kick. Schmidt calmly stepped up and buried the PK past a diving Drew Boraas who had replaced Genglar at 65:45. Schmidt's goal was the first for a Concordia goalie in the history of the program.
Besides his goal, Schmidt made two saves in the game to earn his sixth shutout of the season. Schmidt also lowered his goals against average to 0.93 on the year which is the first time in his three-plus year career that he has had a GAA of under 1.00. For Jamestown, Genglar made 11 saves and then Borass stopped one shot in his 24:15 of work.
Concordia will finish off the non-conference part of their 2009 schedule when they play at Simpson (Iowa) on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.