Concordia was held scoreless for the second straight game and lost to UW-Superior 4-0 on Saturday in Superior, Wis.
Less Than Superior!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 6, 2007
1 1st 05:07 SUP EV St. Anderson/3 (Kegley, Bembene)
2 2nd 05:05 SUP EV Gina Baranzelli/4 (Jenkins, Bennett)
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. UW-Superior - online!
SUPERIOR, Wis. (01/06/07)-- Concordia was held scoreless for the second straight game and lost 4-0 to fourth-ranked UW-Superior in Superior, Wis. on Saturday. The Cobbers, who have not scored a goal in the past 135:43, fell for the first time in non-conference play this season. After entering the game with a 1-0-1 record against non-league teams, the Cobbers fall to 1-1-1 outside the MIAC and 3-4-2 overall. Superior, who was ranked fourth in the nation in the latest USCHO.com Division III poll, wins for the fifth straight time and improves to 13-2 on the season.
The four goals allowed by CC ties for the most goals given up by the Cobbers this season. Both times Concordia has allowed four goals it has been against teams ranked in the top five of the nation. The only other time CC allowed more than three goals in a game was against perennial league power Gustavus on Nov. 18 when they lost 4-1 in St. Peter.
The Cobbers, despite their long break, were able to hang with the top five Yellowjackets through the first two periods of play. Superior's only goal in the first period came at 5:07. In the first 20 minutes of play, Superior had a 12-5 shots on goal advantage.
The Yellowjackets extended their lead at almost the same spot in the second period. Superior scored at 5:05 of the middle frame to take a 2-0 lead. That would be all the scoring until the third period as Cobber netminder Maddie Haroldson kept the Cobbers close throughout the entire game.
Superior finally broke free of the Cobbers in the third period by scoring a pair of even-strength goals less than five minutes apart. The first came at 7:49 and then they added the fianl goal of the game at the 12:05 mark.
Both teams were unable to score on the power play in the game. Concordia went 0-for-5 in man-advantage situations and Superior was held scoreless in their four attempts.
The two teams were only whistled for nine penalties in the clean up-and-down affair. The Cobbers took four penalties for eight penalty minutes and the Yellowjackets were sent to the box five times for 10 penalty minutes.
Superior held a 41-23 edge in shots on goal for the game. Haroldson finished the contest by making 37 saves, while Superior goalie Rikki Nespor turned aside all 23 shots she faced to eanr her first shutout of the season.
The two teams will finish the two-game series on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m.