Sophomore Riley McGlynn had one of the Cobbers' two goals in their 2-0 win at Simpson. CC has now won eight straight.

The Great Eight!


1st Half
2nd Half

Box Score

INDIANOLA, Iowa (10/25/09)-- Concordia finished off the non-conference portion of the 2009 season by posting a 2-0 shutout over Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa on Sunday. The win is the eighth straight for the Cobbers who are now 10-6 on the season. The 10 wins marks the first time since the 2001 campaign that CC has recorded a double-digit season win total.

The eight straight wins is a program record. In addition, the shutout is also the sixth straight for Concordia who has not allowed a goal in the past 558:39. That streak is also a program record.

The Cobbers and Storm played a scoreless first half with both teams having their spurts of controlling the play. In the opening 45 minutes, Concordia held a 9-6 edge in overall shots. The game changed for the Cobbers six minutes into the final half. That's when junior midfielder Marco Riboli was able to pull off a Brett Favre-like laser to Alex Dahl who was sprinting down the wing. Riboli's pass off the volley hit Dahl in mid stride and sent the wing mid down the line, Dahl then sent a right-footed cross into the penalty area where freshman forward Jared Rice rose above his defender and headed the ball into the net. Rice's goal at 51:11 was his fifth of the season.

Simpson (6-7-3) was unable to get an equalizer in the next 15 minutes and then Concordia added an insurance goal in the 80th minute. Sophomore Riley McGlynn poached home his team-leading 11th goal of the year when he found himself all alone in the goal area with the ball at his feet. That came after a Cobber player had ripped a shot that the Storm goalie stopped and then deposited the rebound to McGlynn. He then slid the ball into the waiting net at 79:27 to give CC a 2-0.

The only thing left for the Cobbers was to preserve the shutout streak and they were able to hold off Simpson for the final 10 minutes of play.

Cobber goalie Mads Schmidt made five saves to earn his seventh shutout of the season. He also lowered his season goals against average to 0.87. His seven shutouts on the year are one shy of the school record of eight set by Chad Anderson in 1996. Storm goalie Jeremy Ward made eight saves in the game as CC outshot Simpson 10-5 in shots on goal for the game.

Concordia will now turn their attention towards the MIAC and making their first-ever conference tournament. The Cobbers have a pair of league games left and two wins would send them into the playoffs. CC will play at St. Thomas on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 p.m. and then return home to face St. John's in the final regular season game on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m.