2007 Cobber Women's Soccer - Game Recaps
Concordia forward Rachel Lewis controls the ball in CC's 3-0 win over St. Mary's. Lewis had one of the three Cobber goals. Lewis has now scored a goal in the last four Concordia games and CC has gone on to win all four.

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (9/29/07)-- After tying their opening game of the 2007 conference season as they tried to defend their 2006 regular-season title, the Cobbers have won four straight and look extremely comfortable protecting all comers from the crown they earned last season. St. Mary's was the latest suitor to be dispatched from the hunt as Concordia put on a finishing clinic, beating the Cardinals 3-0.

The shutout win keeps several streaks alive for the Cobbers. They have now won four straight and remain undefeated in conference play. Concordia is now 4-0-1 in the MIAC and 6-2-1 overall. The victory also extends CC's dominance over St. Mary's. Concordia has now won nine straight games over the Cardinals and has not given up a goal to the "highly touted" SMU offense in the past six-plus games - a streak that spans the last 579 minutes.

With the loss, the Cardinals fall lose for the third time this season. After feasting on sub-par, non-conference opponents - SMU has now lost their last two conference games and drops to 2-3 in the MIAC. They are 7-3 overall.

The game was determined in a seven-minute span in the first half. The two teams could only muster one shot each in the opening 15 minutes of play. That would change in the 19th minute when senior Rachel Lewis was able to break free and put the Cobbers in front 1-0 at 18:21. She finished off a passing play from Megan Rice and Sam Johnson. The goal keeps up Lewis' recent torrid scoring streak. She has now scored a goal in all four of the Cobbers past four games and now has a team-leading five goals.

Not to be outdone by her senior counterpart, Johnson stepped to center stage just over seven minutes later. She beat the Cardinal keeper at 25:25 to give CC a 2-0 lead. It was her fourth goal of the year and second in as many games.

Spotted a two-goal lead, Concordia's defense was able to contain the St. Mary's attack. CC would finish the first half with a 10-1 advantage in shots and a 5-0 edge in shots on goal.

The second half would continue to go the Cobbers' way as they controlled the midfield and put pressure on the SMU back line all game long. Sophomore Vanessa Kowalski would finish off the scoring when she notched her first goal of the season, and second of her career, in the 81st minute.

Kowalski would record a game-high three shots. Surprisingly, central defender Chelsee McLaughlan also matched Kowalski's three-shot effort. McLaughlan made the most of her opportunities as she put all three shots on frame.

The final shot total was all Concordia. The Cobbers outshot St. Mary's 16-4 overall and 9-1 on goal. CC also held a 4-1 margin in corner kicks.

CC keeper Britt Reiersgord made just one save in picking up her third shutout of the season.  She also adds to her school-record career shutout total. Reiersgord has now recorded 22 shutouts in her first two-plus seasons.

St. Mary's split the goalkeeping duties. Marianna Sanchez played the first 27:35 and stopped two shots. She was replaced by Lauren Mess who came in and made four saves.

Concordia will step outside the conference when they host Jamestown College on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Jake Christiansen Athletic Complex. The game will feature live statistics which can be accessed through the Concordia athletics website.