Concordia was never able to their offense on track and fell 4-0 to St. Mary's on Saturday.
CC Stymied In Search Of Sweep
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 20, 2007
Opponent's Home Page: St. Mary's Hockey
Complete Gameday Program vs. St. Mary's (pdf)
1 1st 11:09 SMU PP Mel. Mondo/10 (Rodriguez, Jelenc)
2 2nd 03:59 SMU EV A. Madden/4 (Swaggert, Rodriguez)
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. St. Mary's - online!
MOORHEAD, Minn. (01/20/07)-- On Friday, Concordia used their familiarity with the Moorhead Sports Center sight lines to net six goals on their way to the largest offensive output of the season. Saturday afternoon was a completely different story as the Cobbers struggled to find quality chances and was shutout for the third time this season in a 4-0 loss to St. Mary's.
One of the keys in the game came from power play chances. Concordia spent much of the game killing off penalties and were never able to get into a sustained flow in the game. The Cobbers were whistled for a season-high nine penalties and had to kill 10 different Cardinal power play attempts. CC's overworked penalty kill team was the only success story for the Cobbers. Concordia successfully killed off 9 of the 10 man-advantage situations in the game.
On the other side, St. Mary's was only whistled for four penalties and had to kill off only two power play attempts. Despite only having two power play chances, CC was only outshot 24-23 in the game.
SMU got on the board in the first period when Melissa Mondo netted her 10th goal of the season at 11:09. The goal would turn out to be the game-winner as St. Mary's goalie Nikki Jung stopped all 23 Cobber shots in the game.
Jung did the majority of the work in the third period when CC outshot SMU 12-6. The Cobbers could never get the all-important first goal and were always battling a two-goal deficit.
The Cardinals added two goals in the middle period and then finished off the scoring with a goal with less than two minutes to play in the game.
Concordia goalie Amber Malcolm made 20 saves for the game.
The Cobbers will have next weekend off before returning to action on Feb. 2-3 when they host Bethel at the Moorhead Sports Center. The game on Friday night will have a 7 p.m. start while the Feb. 3 game will begin at 2 p.m. Both games will feature live statistics via the Cobber athletics website.