Concordia gave up three unanswered goals in the third period and lost at St. Mary's 6-3. The Cobbers are now 2-3 in the MIAC and 6-8 overall.
Cobbers Fall At St. Mary's!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 19, 2007
1 1st 04:31 CC PP Kevin Kratz/3 (Bitustoeyl, Olson)
3 2nd 06:42 CC EV Alec Holen/8 (Ryan Clukey)
5 3rd 01:16 SMU EV David Gross/8 (Leier, Polk)
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. St. Mary's - now online
WINONA, Minn. (1/19/07)--Concordia allowed three unanswered goals in the final 12 minutes of the third period and lost 6-3 to St. Mary's in Winona on Friday.
The Cobbers had tied the game at 3-3 at the 2:26 of the final frame on a power goal from Blaine Gamst before the Cardinals countered with three straight to claim the victory.
The loss continues CC's road woes. Concordia is now 0-4 away from home since the start of January. They now fall for the fourth straight time and drop to 6-8 overall and 2-3 in league play. St. Mary's busts out of a two-game losing funk and improves to 5-10-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the MIAC.
Concordia started the game by scoring the opening goal of the first period. Kevin Kratz scored the first of the Cobbers' power play goals in the game at 4:31. Knut Bitustoeyl and Casey Olson were credited with the assists.
SMU tallied their opening goal of the game in the second half of the first period. Mike Christensen scored the first of his two goals at 15:47 to finish off the scoring in the first frame.
The Cobbers went back ahead when Alec Holen scored his team-leading eighth goal of the year at 6:42. The lead would last less than three minutes as St. Mary's equalized at the 8:59 mark.
David Gross gave SMU their first lead of the game at the start of the final period. Concordia returned the quick-strike attack as Gamst evened the score at 3-3 just 1:10 later. That set the stage for the Cardinals' late-game three-goal heroics.
For the game, St. Mary's held a 49-24 advantage in shots on goal. SMU goalie Dan Smith made 21 saves to pick up his fourth win of the year. Jeremy Boniface turned aside 43 of the 49 shots he faced in the game.
The two teams will finish the two-game series on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.