2007 Cobber Women's Soccer - Game Recaps
Senior forward Rachel Lewis taps in her fifth game-winning goal of the season in Concordia's 2-1 win over St. Olaf on Saturday. With the win, the Cobbers clinch their fifth-straight MIAC playoff berth and remain atop the MIAC standings at 8-0-1.

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (10/20/07)-- Concordia scored a goal in each half against St. Olaf and outlasted the Oles 2-1 in Moorhead on Saturday. With the win, the Cobbers clinch their fifth straight MIAC playoff berth. They are the only team in the MIAC that has earned a spot in all five conference tournaments. The victory also keeps CC on top of the MIAC with an 8-0-1 record. If Concordia wins their final two league games, they will earn their second consecutive regular season championship.

The win is also the 10th straight for the Cobbers, which ties the program record for most consecutive wins. Concordia had 10 straight victories from Sept. 9 to Oct. 8 during the 2005 season. That stretch has been equaled this season and CC will try to break the record when they play at UW-Whitewater on Monday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.

Concordia owned the first 10 minutes of play before the Oles started to get acclimated to the speed of play and the field conditions. St. Olaf started to create chances after the opening 10 minutes as they were able to play the ball forward directly onto the Cobber backline.

CC got on the board in the 22nd minute when Maia Johnson was able to one-touch a shot into the upper part of the net. Johnson's third goal of the year came courtesy of a nice passing sequence that started with a quick throw-in from Abby Habein. Habein's throw hit Rachel Lewis in stride as she sprinted down the left wing. Lewis then beat a defender and then was able to cross the ball to Johnson who ran onto it in the middle of the penalty area and one-timed it into the net.

The Cobbers took a 1-0 lead into the break and held a decisive 10-2 edge in overall shots in the first half and a 7-0 margin in shots on goal. Concordia then extended the margin to 2-0 when Habein hit a seemingly harmless shot. The ball slid underneath Ole goalie Beth Huggins and rolled slowly toward the goal line. Lewis had been following the shot and was able to tap the ball over the goal line to give CC the two-goal margin at 52:50. For Lewis it was her team-leading ninth goal of the year and fifth game winner.

Up 2-0 with less than 40 minutes to play, it seemed as if the Cobbers would be able to coast to their 10th straight victory. That all changed five minutes later when St. Olaf got on the scoreboard at the 57:19. K.C. Beed notched her fourth goal of the year to pull the Oles to within one goal and send the game spinning towards a frantic final 30 minutes.

St. Olaf turned up their pressure in the midfield in the second half and it helped the Oles post five shots, including three on goal. Concordia was able to hold off the St. Olaf attack for the final 30 minutes thanks to a tough defense led by senior Andrea Purcell and junior Chelsee McLaughlan.

When the  final whistle blew, Concordia had outshot the Oles 17-7 in overall shots and 12-3 in shots on goal. CC had two corner kicks to St. Olaf's one. Cobber goalie Britt Reiersgord made two saves to earn her 11th win of the season. Huggins made 10 saves in goal for St. Olaf

The Cobbers will seek a program-record 11th straight win when they play at UW-Whitewater on Monday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. CC will then return home to finish off the MIAC regular season. They will host Bethel on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. and then St. Ben's on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.