Concordia was held scoreless for the first time this season as they lost 1-0 to Hamline on Sunday in St. Paul.
Shut Out In St. Paul!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: December 10, 2006
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (12/10/06)-- Concordia was held scoreless for the entire 60 minutes in their game with Hamline on Sunday and lost 1-0 to the Pipers in St. Paul. It is the first time the Cobbers have been shutout all season. CC settles for the series split with Hamline and falls to 3-3-2 overall and 2-3-1 in the MIAC. The Pipers pick up their first shutout in program history and move to 2-4-2 overall and a similar 2-3-1 record in league play.
The game was a defensive battle throughout as the teams combined for only 47 shots on net the entire three periods. Hamline ended up outshooting the Cobbers 28-19 for the game.
The lone goal came late in the third period. After the teams skated through two scoreless periods, Sara Mickelson notched the game-winner at 14:54 of the final frame as she finished off a 2-on-1 break to give the Pipers the 1-0 lead.
One of the best chances of the game for Concordia came right after the goal. After each team was assessed a minor penalty for roughing, Cobber junior defenseman Ceara Bergsrud took a shot that beat Hamline goalie Andria Pinkerton but caromed off the goalpost and away from the front of the net. Concordia pulled goalie Maddie Haroldson with 55 seconds to go in the game but were never able to control the puck in the Hamline end to get a shot on goal.
For the game, Concordia went 0-for-3 on the power play and were whistled for seven penalties. Hamline was 0-for-6 in man-advantage situations and took only four penalties in the game.
Haroldson received the "hard luck" award for the game as she stopped 27 of the 28 shots she faced and ended up getting her second loss of the year. Pinkerton made 19 saves to record the historic shutout for Hamline. The win was also the first collegiate victory for Pinkerton.
Concordia will have an extended break for the Christmas holiday and will return to action on Jan. 6 when they play at UW-Superior at 7 p.m. for the first game in a two-game series.