Concordia freshman goalie Maddie Haroldson posted her first collegiate in helping the Cobbers beat Bethel 2-0 on Saturday.
Cobbers Solve Spurrier Riddle!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: February 3, 2007
Opponent's Home Page: Bethel Hockey
1 1st 08:02 CC PP Brandie Dunn/1 (Marya Losinski)
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. Bethel - Now Online!
MOORHEAD, Minn. (02/03/07)-- The saying goes, "better late than never," and that's what happened for Concordia in their 2-0 victory over Bethel on Saturday. The Cobbers were finally able to beat Royal goaltender Beth Spurrier after Spurrier held Concordia scoreless for three straight games and over 188 minutes of play.
A pair of Cobber players helped push the team over the edge and back into the win column. Senior forward Brandie Dunn scored both CC goals and freshman goalie Maddie Haroldson made 29 saves to earn her first collegiate shutout.
The win snaps the Cobbers' two-game losing slide and keeps CC in the thick of the MIAC playoff chase. Concordia is now 4-7-1 in league play and only four points behind the fifth, and final, playoff spot in the conference tournament. The victory bumps the Cobbers' overall record to 5-9-2.
Bethel misses the chance to gain ground in the league and falls back to 5-5-2 in league play and 6-9-2 overall.
The end to Spurrier's shutout streak came without a spectacular play or outstanding individual effort. In fact, it came off the stick of Dunn, who had not scored a goal all season. The straw that finally broke the camel's back came at 8:02 of the first period while the Cobbers were on the power play. It was a routine shot from the point that found its way onto Dunn's stick and caught Spurrier out of position. Dunn was able to put the puck into the net before Spurrier could recover.
Having finally found a way past the Bethel netminder, Concordia added to their lead 10 minutes later when Dunn notched her second goal of the game, and the season, at the 18:35 mark on an assist from Ceara Bergsrud.
Sparked by the two-goal outburst in the opening period, the Concordia defense tightened up and refused to allow the Royals any quality chances around the Cobber goal.
The teams then skated scoreless for the final 40 minutes to give CC their fourth league win.
In the end, Concordia held a decided advantage in shots on goal, outshooting the Royals 40-29. CC went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Bethel was held scoreless in their five attempts.
The Cobbers will continue their eight-game home stand when they host St. Thomas on Feb. 9-10 at the Moorhead Sports Center.