Cobber goalie Maddie Haroldson made 19 saves in Concordia's 2-0 win over St. Ben's on Friday. For Haroldson it was her third shutout of the year.
Mad About Maddie!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: February 23, 2007
Opponent's Home Page: St. Ben's Hockey
1 1st 07:55 CC EV Alyssa Dahl (Hannah Impola)
2 2nd 01:26 CC EV Brandie Dunn (Berringer, Stone)
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. St. Ben's - Online!
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (02/23/07)-- Too bad the season isn't two weeks longer. The Cobbers completely shut down the St. Ben's offense on Friday in St. Cloud and posted a 2-0 shutout victory. The win is the fourth in the past six games for the Cobbers and third during that streak as CC. With one game left in the 2006-07 campaign, Concordia is playing their best two-way hockey of the season and unfortunately will most likely finish just outside the conference playoffs.
Concordia (8-11-2/7-9-1 MIAC) once again received another stellar performance between the pipes from freshman goalie Maddie Haroldson. Haroldson neatly turned aside all 19 shots she faced in earning her third shutout of the season. That mark ties the school record for most shutouts in a single season held by last year's netminder Jenna Johnson. In four of her past five starts, Haroldson has posted three shutouts and has only allowed one goal during that stretch. She now is fourth in the MIAC in goals against average in conference games with a 1.78 GAA. The win pushes Haroldson's overall season record above .500. She is now 6-5-1 on the year.
The Cobber scoring attack was led by senior Brandie Dunn and sophomore Alyssa Dahl. Dahl and Dunn scored the two CC goals in the game to help the Cobbers record their eighth win of the season, the most since the 2003-04 season when they also finished with eight wins.
Dahl opened the scoring in the game with a goal at the 7:55 mark of the opening period. For Dahl it was her fifth goal of the season. Hannah Impola was credited with the assist on the play.
The Cobbers took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission and then struck within the first two minutes of the second period. Dunn collected her third goal of the season off assists from Joanna Berringer and Paige Stone. The goal gave Dunn her 11th point on the season which is tied for the team lead.
The two CC goals would be all Haroldson and the defense would need as they shut the door tight on the Blazer offense. St. Ben's was only able to muster 12 shots on goal in the final 40 minutes of play. Concordia finished the game with 31 shots on goal. Blazer goalie Erica Hartel made 29 saves in the losing effort.
Neither team was able to connect on the power play. The Cobbers went 0-for-5 on the power play. St. Ben's (2-10-5/2-16-5 MIAC) was held scoreless in their six extra-man attempts.
The two teams will finish the series, and their 2006-07 seasons, when they play at 2 p.m. at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud, Minn.