2007 Cobber Women's Soccer - Game Recaps
Concordia freshman midfielder Abby Habein scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Cobbers a 1-0 win over UW-River Falls in River Falls, Wis. on Sunday. The win is the ninth straight for Concordia.

Cobbers Edge UW-River Falls In Overtime!


Gameday Scoreboard:

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Game Stats: Concordia vs. UW-River Falls Box Score - Now Online!


Opponent's Website: UW-River Falls Women's Soccer


Gameday Rewind:

Game Stats: Concordia vs. UW-River Falls Box Score - Now Online!


Gameday Game Recap:

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (10/14/07)-- It wasn't supposed to be that difficult. Concordia entered the game against UW-River Falls on Sunday in River Falls, Wis. having won eight straight games, sitting on top of the MIAC standings and had amassed an overall record of 10-2-1. The Falcons came into the game winless in their last three games and having limped to a 2-9-3 overall mark in 2007. However, through the entire regulation and for most of the first overtime period, UW-River Falls was able to play the Cobbers to a scoreless draw. That all changed with one swift kick as freshman Abby Habein scored the game-winning goal with one second left to go in the first overtime session to give CC the one-goal victory and push their winning streak to nine games.

Habein's goal, her second of the season, came with time winding down in the first overtime period. She was able to take a ball out of the air and bounce it over the Falcons goalie. The victory helps the Cobbers extend their winning streak to the second longest in program history. CC won 10 straight games during the 2005 season. Concordia's record is now 11-2-1 on the season and they are only one win shy of tying last year's 12-win campaign.

The Cobbers had the better of the play throughout the game but were never able to get one of their chances past River Falls keeper Emily Steiler. Steiler would finish the game with 11 saves, including four in the 9:59 of overtime.

Concordia had 19 total shots in the game with 12 on net. The team was led by Habein and senior forward Rachel Lewis who had five shots each. Lewis found the target four times, while Habein had three shots on net.

Defensively, CC was able to keep the Falcons' attack at bay and hold River Falls to only four shots on goals for the entire 99 minutes of play. Cobber keeper Britt Reiersgord stopped all four shots to earn her sixth shutout of the season. She has only allowed one goal in the last six games and has lowered her goals against average to a mere 0.44 for the season.

Concordia will have six days off before resuming their quest for back-to-back MIAC regular season titles. With three games left in conference play, CC stands alone in first place in the league standings, one point ahead of second-place St. Ben's. The Cobbers will finish off the conference with three home games - a field where they have posted an 11-game unbeaten streak against MIAC foes. Concordia will welcome St. Olaf to Jake Christiansen Athletic Complex on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. The game will feature live statistics which can be accessed through the Cobber athletic website.