|Lisa Graham scored one of the two Cobber goals in Concordia's 2-2 tie with St. Kate's on Sunday. CC is now 2-2-2 overall on the year.|
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: December 2, 2006
1 1st 09:26 CC EV Lisa Graham (Dunn, Stone)
2 2nd 15:13 CC EV Mandi Samuelson (Thorson, Bian)
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. St. Kate's - Online!
ST. PAUL, Minn. (12/03/06)-- Concordia squandered a two-goal lead over the course of the final 24 minutes of play against St. Catherine and ended up tying the Wildcats 2-2 in overtime in the final game of their two-game series played on Sunday in St. Paul.
The tie evens the Cobbers' season record at 2-2-2 for the year. CC is now 1-2-1 in conference play and tied for sixth place in the league standings.
St. Kate's gets their first point of the year and is now 0-6-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the MIAC.
For the first 35 minutes of the game it looked as if Concordia would run away with the series sweep as they scored a goal in the first 10 minutes of play and peppered the Wildcat net with 23 shots in the opening two periods of play.
The Cobbers took the lead on an even-strength goal by Lisa Graham at 9:26 of the opening frame. For Graham it was her second goal of the season.
Mandi Samuelson added to the lead at the 15:13 mark of the second period when she took a pass from Kayla Thorson and put the Cobbers up 2-0. It was Samuelson's first goal of the season. Thorson's assist kept her point streak alive. She has now had at least one point in all of the Cobbers' first six games. She currently leads the team with nine points.
The decisive moment of the game came just 1:07 after Concordia had taken the 2-0 lead. Instead of putting the pressure on St. Kate's and having them go into the third period trying to overcome a two-goal deficit, CC conceded the pivotal third goal of the game at 16:20 when Angie Johnson scored the first of her two unassisted goals in the game.
The only goal of the third period came less than three minutes into the final frame. Johnson connected on her second goal of the contest to even the score at 2-2 and send both teams into a more pressure-packed mode.
In the overtime, Concordia outshot the Wildcats 4-1 but could never get the puck past CSC goalie Jessi McGehee who stopped 75 of the 79 shots she faced over the weekend.
For the game, Concordia had a 38-24 edge in shots over St. Kate's. In the two-game series, the Cobbers outshot the Wildcats 79-47.
Cobber freshman goalie Maddie Haroldson made 22 saves and evened her season record at 1-1-1.
Neither team was able to score on the power play. Concordia went 0-for-3 in the man-advantage situations and St. Kate's was 0-for-2.
The Cobbers will play at Hamline in a two-game series on December 8-9. Friday night's game will start at 7:15 p.m. while the Saturday contest is slated to begin at 2 p.m.