2008-09 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
December 10, 2008

Picture of the Week: Concordia sophomore Darrin Olmscheid grabs a rebound and looks to go up for a layup in the Cobbers' game against Carleton on Monday.

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December 10, 2008

Top Note
Women's Hockey
- Concordia captured a split in their two-game series with St. Olaf last weekend. Their 4-2 win over the Oles on Saturday upped the Cobbers’ overall record to 6-2 on the year. CC is also 5-1 in conference play marking the best six-game start to a MIAC season since the 2001-02 campaign when they started 6-0.

Men's Basketball (2-5/0-3 MIAC - lost at St. Thomas 74-63/

lost at Gustavus 100-67/lost to Carleton 74-63)

- Concordia sophomore John Fraase (Bismarck, N.D./Century HS) had his streak of double-digit scoring games snapped in Monday’s loss against Carleton. Fraase had scored at least 10 points in the first six games of the season. He currently leads the team in scoring and rebounding. Fraase is averaging 15.9 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game.

- Sophomore post player Ryan Hagemeyer (Willmar, Minn.) has scored in double figures in four of the past five games. He has raised his season scoring average to 8.6 points per game and is currently third on the team in scoring.

- Concordia has made at least one 3-point field goal in the past 234 games. Even though the Cobbers have struggled from long range this season, they have made at least three in all seven games this season. Their season high came against St. Thomas when they connected on eight shots from behind the arc.

Women's Basketball (3-3/2-1 MIAC - won at St. Thomas 62-48/

lost at Gustavus 71-60/beat Carleton 74-58)

- Concordia has six players averaging at least five points per game. The Cobbers are led by Jenna Freudenberg and Sara Sorbo who are both averaging over 12.0 points per game. Freudenberg leads CC with a 13.7 points per game average.

- The Cobbers beat St. Thomas 62-48 in the conference opener last week. It marked the first time Concordia had won their conference opener since the 2003-04 season which was head coach Jessica Rahman's first season at CC.

- Concordia leads the conference in steals in overall games. The Cobbers had posted 77 steals in their first six games of the year. They have at least 11 thefts in five of their six games and had a season-high 17 steals in their opening game of the year against nationally ranked Hope College.

Men's Hockey (1-8-2/0-5-1 MIAC - lost to St. Olaf 3-1/tied St. Olaf 1-1 OT)

- Concordia tied league-leading St. Olaf 1-1 in overtime on Saturday. The Cobbers have lost only once in their last four games. CC also has two conference points on the year which is more than they had in all of last season.

- Concordia freshman goalie Elliot Okland (Fargo, N.D.) only allowed one goal against the Oles on Saturday. The one goal allowed represents the fewest goals of the season allowed by a Cobber goalie. Okland has played the last three consecutive games for CC and has a 2.00 goals against average during that stretch. Overall Okland has a 3.34 goals against average.

- The Cobbers outscored St. Olaf 2-0 in the first and third periods of their two-game series last weekend. However, the Cobbers surrendered four goals in the middle period and had to settle for only one point. The Cobbers have outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 19-16 in the first and third periods but have been outscored 23-12 in the middle period.

Women's Hockey (6-2-0/5-1-0 MIAC - lost at St. Olaf 5-1/beat St. Olaf 4-2)

- Concordia captured a split in their two-game series with St. Olaf last weekend. Their 4-2 win over the Oles on Saturday upped the Cobbers’ overall record to 6-2 on the year. CC is also 5-1 in conference play marking the best six-game start to a MIAC season since the 2001-02 campaign when they started 6-0.

- Concordia junior forward Kayla Thorson (Rugby, N.D./Minot HS) leads the team in scoring with two goals and four assists for six points. She had a goal and an assist in the team’s win over St. Olaf on Saturday. She is currently eighth in the MIAC in overall scoring this season.

- The Cobbers have a pair of freshmen in the top three in scoring among first-year players in the MIAC. Kayla Hendrickson (Sartell, Minn.) and Becca Kent (Princeton, Minn./Elk River HS) both have five points on the year and are tied for third in scoring by a freshman.

Swimming & Diving (beat Northern State 134-80)

- Concordia posted their first dual meet win of the season on Friday against DII opponent Northern State. The Cobbers beat the Wolves 134-80 and are now 1-2 in dual meets this season.

- In their meet with Northern State, Concordia had six different athletes earn individual event wins and was led by sophomore Katie Coleman (Marshall, Minn.) who captured both the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle events. Coleman claimed both events by less than a combined full second. She swam a 2:08.20 in the 200-yard freestyle to win the event by .50 seconds. She then recorded a time of 5:50.53 in the 500-yard freestyle and won that race by a mere .26 seconds. Coleman also swam the anchor leg on the victorious Cobber 200-yard medley to start the meet.

- Shaina Fossum (Sr., Minnetonka, Minn.), Kirsten Anderson (Fr., Cambridge, Minn./Cambridge-Isanti HS), Kristina Westmark (So., Appleton, Wis.) and Aleina Weisz (So., Williston, N.D.) also won individual races at the dual meet with Northern State. Fossum won the 1650-yard freestyle in a time of 19:54.85, while Anderson grabbed the title in the 50-yard freestyle (26.52), Westmark posted a win in the 100-yard freestyle (59.89) and Weisz swam a winning time of 1:05.28 in the 100-yard backstroke.

Wrestling (competed at Dragon Open)

- Concordia competed at the Dragon Open on Saturday and had six wrestlers to earn a first or second-place finish at the meet. The Cobbers also had nine athletes that finished in the top four places. Overall, 18 different wrestlers won at least one match and eight athletes had at least three wins at the meet.

- Cobber sophomore Phil Moenkedick (Perham, Minn.) continued his perfect ways at the Dragon Open. Moenkedick posted a perfect 3-0 record to win the 184-lb weight class and earn his second straight multi-team invite championship. Moenkedick cruised to his latest invite title by posting two pins in his first two matches and then claiming a 9-2 decision in the championship bout. He is now 11-0 on the year and is 47-6 in his collegiate career.

- Justin Berns (So., Perham, Minn.) leads the team in wins in 2008. Berns is 14-6 on the year and finished in second place in the 149-lb weight class at the Dragon Open. He was 3-1 at the meet.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Friday, December 12, 2008
SW&D - at UM-Morris - 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 13, 2008
WR - at St. Cloud State - 9 a.m.

WBB - at home vs. Hamline - 1 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

MBB - at home vs. Hamline - 3 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

MH - at St. John's (Non-Conference) - 7 p.m. | Live Audio

Sunday, December 14, 2008
MH - at St. John's (Non-Conference) - 2 p.m. | Live Audio