Concordia scored two special teams goals and rallied to beat Hamline 3-2 on Saturday in St. Paul.
Special Teams Propel Cobbers!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: December 9, 2006
1 1st 06:37 HU EV Melanie Leveille (Raasch, Dusold)
4 2nd 08:47 CC SH A. Dahl (Samuelson, Vander Kooy)
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (12/09/06)-- Concordia scored a pair of special teams goals and rallied to beat Hamline 3-2 in St. Paul on Saturday. Cobber sophomore Alyssa Dahl scored a power play goal in the first period and a short-handed goal in the second to help CC to the victory. Senior Paige Stone netted the game-winner at 4:17 of the third period to hel Concordia win for the second time in the past three games.
The Cobbers are now 2-2-1 in conference play and move above the .500 mark with a 3-2-2 overall mark. Hamline loses for the third straight game and slides to 1-3-1 in the MIAC and 1-4-2 overall.
Hamline opened the scoring with an even-strength goal at 6:37 of the opening period. The lead was short-lived as the Cobbers answered less than two minutes later. Dahl scored the first of her two goals in the game on the power play at 7:49 to tie the game at 1-1. For Dahl it was her first goal of the season.
The Pipers regained the lead midway through the frame when Brianna Miller tucked home a shot at 10:37. The two teams were deadlocked in shots on goal at 9-9 for the first 20 minutes of the game.
Concordia stepped up their offensive intensity in the second period and were rewarded in the ninth minute of play. Dahl stepped up and finished off a shot while the Cobbers were killing a penalty to tie the game at 2-2.
The game would stay knotted until the beginning of the third period when Hamline turned the puck over in their own zone where Stone gained control and sent a wrist shot past the Hamline goalie.
Concordia goalie Amber Malcolm and the rest of the Cobber defense would make the lead stand up for the final 15 minutes of play. Malcolm blanked the Pipers in the third period, stopping all seven shots she faced.
For the game, Malcolm made 21 saves to earn her second win of the season. She is now 2-1-1 on the year. Hamline netminder Crystal Testolin stopped 19 shots in a losing effort.
Hamline outshot the Cobbers 23-22 in the tight, defensive affair. Concordia was 1-for-2 on the power play chances for the game, while the Pipers went 0-for-6 and conceded a crucial short-handed goal in their man-advantage situations.
The two teams will finish off the series on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at Drake Arena.