Carl Babich scored his first collegiate goal in Concordia's 9-1 victory over Northland.
Cobbers Finish Off Sweep
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: November 5
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MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Concordia backed up their 6-1 win on Friday night with an impressive offensive outburst on Saturday as they blitzed Northland 9-1.
It is the most goals scored in a game by the Cobbers since Jan. 5, 2001 when they blanked St. Scholastica 9-0. Concordia has now scored 15 goals in their first two games. That is only one less goals than then Cobbers put up in the first five games of last season.
Eight different Concordia players scored in the new-found Cobber offensive attack. Concordia also converted on five of their nine power play opportunities.
Dan Perry scored a pair of goals for the second consecutive game. Perry scored the game-winner at 8:57 of the first period and then added a second less than 12 minutes later. He now has four goals on the year, three shy of his season total from 2004-05. Perry also added two assists and was one of three players who totaled four points for the game.
Junior defenseman Mark Buchholz had four assists and Chris Babich had a goal and three assists. Chris Babich now has seven points in his first two collegiate games.
Besides Perry and Chris Babich; Brett Johnson, Tyler Neu, Carl Babich, Guy Grivas, Devin Ceglar and Matt Cosmos all added score for the Cobbers.
Concordia took control of the game from the onset as they scored three goals in the first period and refused to let Northland gain any momentum. The Lumberjacks scored a goal late in the opening period to bring the margin to within two at 3-1.
The Cobbers ended the game in the second period when they added two more goals and kept Northland off the board.
The game was blown wide open in the third period when Concordia scored four times and outshot the Lumberjacks 17-4.
For the game, Concordia had a 42-20 advantage in shots on goal. The Cobbers peppered the Northland net for 91 shots in the season-opening series.
Concordia head coach Steve Baumgartner split the goalie duties. Freshman Jeremy Boniface started the game and played the first 32:34. He gave up one goal and made 12 saves. Sophomore Josh Hand finished the game and made seven saves in 27:26 of work.
Northland goalie Justin Grant made 33 saves and picked up his second loss of the season.
Concordia will play at UM-Crookston on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30pm.