Concordia senior Hannah Impola scored the game-tying goal in the second half of the third period to help CC to a 2-1 OT win over St. Kate's.
Extra Time Excitement!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: December 2, 2006
1 1st 17:54 CSC EV Kaytlyn Mount (Angie Johnson)
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. St. Kate's - Online!
ST. PAUL, Minn. (12/02/06)-- Better late than never was the motto used by the Cobber women's hockey team on Saturday in their 2-1 overtime win over St. Kate's.
Concordia had to wait until the final 10 minutes of regulation to get on the board to tie the game and then ended up winning the contest in the third minute of overtime despite outshooting the Wildcats 41-23 for the game.
The victory is the first conference win of the season for the Cobbers and evens their overall mark at 2-2-1. The win also snaps a two-game losing streak for the club.
St. Kate's falls for the sixth straight time this season and also remains winless in their three MIAC games.
Concordia dominated the game through the first two periods of play but only had a 1-0 deficit to show for their effort. St. Kate's go on the scoreboard in the first period with an even-strength goal at 17:54.
That would stand up until the 13:22 mark of the final period. Through the opening two frames of the game, Concordia outshot the Wildcats 27-11 but was continually stopped by missed chances and a hot St. Kate's goalie.
The Cobbers were finally rewarded for their effort when Hannah Impola slammed home her first goal of the year to tie the score at 1-1.
The game would not be settled until 2:52 into the extra period when freshman Erin Johnson picked the perfect time to score her first collegiate goal as she beat Wildcat netminder Jessi McGhee after taking a pass from linemate Kayla Thorson. For Thorson it was her team-leading eighth point of the season. She has now recorded at least one point in all five Cobber games this season.
Concordia goalie Amber Malcolm made 22 saves to earn her first win of the year. McGhee finished with 39 saves and was unfortunately saddled with the loss.
The Cobbers took eight penalties but denied the Wildcats on all six of their power play attempts in the game. CC was 0-for-2 on the power play as CSC only committed two penalties.
The two teams will finish the series tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. at Ridder Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota.