Concordia senior Brandie Dunn had a team-high two shots in the Cobbers' 4-1 loss to No.6-ranked Gustavus in St. Peter on Saturday.
Cobbers Battle No.6 Gustavus!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: November 18, 2006
1 1st 11:27 GAC PP Jessica Doig (Peterson, Ubl)
3 2nd 00:24 GAC EV Melissa Mackley (Stefanie Ubl)
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. Gustavus - Now online!
ST. PETER, Minn. (11/18/06)-- For the second straight game Concordia battled with two-time defending MIAC champion, and nationally-ranked Gustavus, for most of the first two periods before falling in the final frame. On Saturday, the Cobbers went into the second period tied at 1-1 with the No.6-ranked Gusties before allowing three unanswered goals in the final 40 minutes and losing 4-1.
Concordia loses both games in St. Peter but gained a world of experience that will help the team for the remainder of the conference season. The Cobbers are now 1-2-1 overall and 0-2-0 to start MIAC play. Gustavus begins the league schedule with two straight wins and ups their overall mark to 3-1-0.
Gustavus broke on top midway through the first period when Jessica Doig scored a power play goal at 11:27.
Concordia freshman scoring sensation Kayla Thorson then tied the game at 15:32 when she netted a power play goal off an assist from Mandi Samuelson. For Thorson it was her sixth goal in the team's first four games. She has scored at least one goal in every game this season.
The teams went into the first break deadlocked at 1-1 but that was short-lived as Gustavus scored the game-winning goal just :24 into the second period. The Gusties would add a bookend goal in the period when Doig scored her second goal of the game at 19:45. The goal just before the end of the period proved to be the critical point in the game. Concordia was never able to recover from the momentum-swinging play.
Gustavus finished the scoring with another quick goal to start the third period. After Samuelson was whistled for a tripping penalty at the :26 mark of the final period, Kelly Crandall scored a power play goal just 10 seconds later to give the Gusties a 4-1 lead.
Gustavus once again held a decisive advantage in shots on goal. The Gustties outshot Concordia 48-14 for the game. The Cobbers went with freshman netminder Maddie Haroldson who made a career-high 44 saves. Gustavus goalie Amanda Rosequist picked up her second win of the series by stopping 13 of the 14 shots she faced.
Concordia will have a break for the Thanksgiving holiday before returning to action against St. Catherine on Dec. 1-2 in St. Paul.