Concordia allowed five unanswered goals and lost 9-2 to Bethel on Saturay.
Cobbers Lose 9-2 to Royals!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: February 11
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MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Concordia crept to within 4-2 at the 13:39 mark of the second period and then watched as Bethel rattled off five unanswered goals to claim a 9-2 victory.
The loss allows the Royals to sweep the series and keeps the Cobbers winless in the MIAC in 2005-06. Concordia, despite scoring seven of their 16 total conference goals this season in the series against Bethel, falls to 0-12-0 in the MIAC and 5-15-1 overall. The Royals push their unbeaten streak to eight games and are now 6-4-2 in league play and 8-11-2 overall.
Bethel started the game by scoring a power play goal and then tacked on an even-strength goal before the end of the first period to give the Royals a 2-0 lead at the break.
The Royals scored the third goal of the game before Concordia was able to get on the scoreboard with a shorthanded goal at the 6:18 mark. Dan Perry's goal was his team-leading 12th of the season and the Cobbers' second shorthanded tally of the year.
The two-goal advantage lasted almost seven minutes until Bethel scored to push the lead to 4-1. Concordia quickly answered with a goal just 26 seconds later to put the Cobbers back to within two goals at 4-2. Alec Holen netted the goal for Concordia, his second in as many nights.
That would be as close as Concordia would come as the Royals went on a scoring spree to end the game. Bethel added two more in the second and then tacked on four more in the third to make the final tally 9-2.
The Royals outshot the Cobbers 38-19 for the game. Concordia goalie Jeremy Boniface went the entire way, stopping 29 of the 38 shots he faced. Bethel used backup netminder Jesse Farley and he made 17 saves to earn his second win of the year.
Concordia was held scoreless on the power play. The Cobbers went 0-for-3 on man-advantage situations while the Royals were 2-for-5.
Concordia will finish off the season by hosting St. Thomas on Feb. 17-18 and then Augsburg on Feb. 24-25.
All four games will be held at the Moorhead Sports Center.