2007 Cobber Women's Soccer - Game Recaps
Susan Obermiller scores the second goal in the Cobbers' 2-0 win over Macalester 2-0 in the MIAC semifinals on Tuesday. The win advances Concordia to their fourth straight MIAC playoff title game where they will host St. Ben's on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (10/30/07)-- Concordia scored a pair of goals in the first half and then shut the door in the second half to come away with a 2-0 win over Macalester in the MIAC semifinals on Tuesday in Moorhead. The victory advances the Cobbers to their fourth straight conference championship game where they will host St. Ben's on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.

The win is also the 15th overall victory for the season which ties the school record for most wins in a single season. Concordia is now 15-3-1 overall and has won 27 games in the past two seasons. Macalester finishes their season with a 10-6-1 overall mark.

The game was decided by the feet of a pair of freshmen for Concordia. Sam Johnson scored the opening goal, and eventual game winner, at 12:01 and then fellow first-year player Susan Obermiller poached home the second goal at the 38:00 mark to give CC a comfortable two-goal cushion. Johnson and Obermiller continue to spark the CC offense. Johnson now has eight goals and seven assists for 23 points and Obermiller has 10 goals and four assists for 24 points. To put that into perspective, Cobber scoring record holder Morgan Bain only had 20 points in her freshman season in 2003.

Both of Concordia's goals were set up by outstanding individual efforts. On Johnson's first goal, defender Andrea Purcell barreled her way through the Macalester defense and then laid the ball off to Johnson for the strike. The second goal was set up by freshman Abby Habein who smacked a free kick into the Scot wall, gathered the ricochet and then fed Obermiller who was all alone in front of goal. For Habein, it was her team-leading eighth assist of the season.

The first half was played at a more up-and-down tempo with Macalester coming out and pressing the issue in the first 10 minutes of the half and then the Cobbers getting their chances on quick counterattacks and balls played through the back of the Scot defense. At the break, Concordia held an 8-2 edge in overall shots and a 5-1 margin in shots on goal.

The Scots stepped up the tempo in the second half but the Concordia defense kept Macalester at bay by clearing the ball whenever it got into danger and keeping the Scot forwards from getting loose in the penalty area. Content to sit back and protect the lead, CC took calculated chances at attacking the Macalester net and came away with only two shots in the second period. The Cobber defense limited the Scots' offense to only a single shot in the second half and three shots overall.

Concordia goalie Britt Reiersgord made one save in picking up her eighth shutout of the season and 14th overall win. Macalester keeper Jenny Lee made four stops and finished the year 9-5-1.