2007 Cobber Women's Soccer - Game Recaps
Senior forward Rachel Lewis (#22) scored three goals in the first 13 minutes of play against Bethel as the Cobbers cruised to a 4-1 win over the Royals. With the win, Concordia claimed their second consecutive MIAC regular season title!

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (10/24/07)-- Two months ago not many people gave Concordia a chance to defend their MIAC regular season title. The Cobbers graduated six players from a year ago, all of whom earned all-conference honors during their career and that group included two-time MIAC MVP Morgan Bain. Leave it to head coach Dan Weiler and the young gun kiddie corps that he has brought along in 2007, to claim their second consecutive MIAC regular season championship.

The Cobbers earned their second straight title by beating Bethel 4-1 on Wednesday in Moorhead and then waiting to hear that second-place St. Ben's fell to Augsburg 1-0. Concordia has also won 12 straight games and is unbeaten in 13 straight games. The last time CC lost a game was back on Sept. 9 when they lost 1-0 to St. Scholastica. The 12-game winning streak is a program record. Concordia is now 9-0-1 in the MIAC and 14-2-1 overall. The nine conference wins is one shy of the program and the 14 overall victories is also one shy of a school record. Not bad for a team that was picked by the conference coaches to finish in fourth place.

Concordia senior Rachel Lewis made sure there would be no letdown before the Cobbers' showdown with St. Ben's on Saturday. Lewis scored three goals in a manner of 6:50 at the start of the game. She recorded her first collegiate hat trick before the game was even 13 minutes old. The three goals in 12:50 to start the game is believed to be the fastest hat trick at the start of game in the history of the MIAC.

The three goals gave Lewis a team-leading 12 for the season. She now has 26 points on the season after coming into the year with 40 career points. Lewis was also credited with the game-winning goal, her sixth of the season, all of which have come against MIAC opponents.

Lewis put CC up 1-0 when she scored her first goal at the six-minute mark. She took a pass from Sam Johnson and slotted it past the Bethel goalie. Her second score came at 10:00 when she hit a one-time shot off of a bad clearance. She finished the trio of goals at 12:50 when she was played through the back of the defense on a pass from Johnson and slotted the ball past Royal goalie Charli Sorenson on the breakaway.

Bethel was able to get a goal back at 18:01 when Esther Sowles beat Cobber goalie Britt Reiersgord to the ball and was able to poke the ball into the empty net. For Sowles it was her eighth goal of the year.

Concordia finished the scoring with less than 15 minutes to go in the opening half. After entering the game on a corner kick, CC freshman Laura Frazier headed home her first collegiate goal at 30:47 to restore the team's three-goal margin.

The second half was more of a back-and-forth affair with Bethel finally finding their game legs. After outshooting the Royals 18-4 in the first half, CC was only able to hold a 5-3 margin in the second period.

Reiersgord made one save to earn her 13th win of the season. Sorenson made eight saves in the losing effort.

Concordia will host St. Ben's on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. in a game that will have no bearing on the MIAC standings. The Cobbers will begin MIAC playoff play on Tuesday, Oct. 30 when they host a team to be determined. Both games will feature live statistics which can be accessed through the Cobber athletics website.