2010 Cobber Men's Soccer - Game Recaps
Senior midfielder Marco Riboli tries to hold off an Augsburg defender during the Cobbers thrilling 4-3 over the nationally ranked Auggies on Saturday.
Cobbs Beat Nationally Ranked Auggies!

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (10/09/10)--On a perfect day in Moorhead, the game between Concordia and No. 24-ranked Augsburg had it everything for a classic college soccer game - lots of goals, swings of momentum and great individual efforts. The Cobbers scored a pair of first-half goals and had a 3-1 lead in the second half but then watched as the Auggies roared back to tie the game before senior Kyle Quimby produced the game-winner with 8:10 to play to give Concordia a 4-3 victory.

The win pushes the Cobbers' unbeaten streak to seven games and keeps them in second place in the MIAC standings. Concordia continues to inch its way towards its first-ever MIAC playoff berth as they are now 4-2-1 in the league standings and 9-3-1 overall. Augsburg loses for the second straight time and falls to 8-4-1 in all games and 2-2-1 in the MIAC.

Concordia threatened to blow nationally-ranked Augsburg out of the water by scoring a pair of goals from senior Philip Bruckbauer in the first 22 minutes of play. The Cobbers used a steady diet of wing play to continually get behind the Auggie defense and create quality chances. Bruckbauer scored his first goal just 1:10 into the game when he tapped in a crossing service from Riley McGlynn. Bruckbauer had beaten his defender on the right side and was left all alone for the easy finish. Kyle Kazemi was also credited with an assist. Bruckbauer then beat his defender in the 22nd minute to give CC a 2-0 lead. McGlynn once again set up the play and Alex Dahl served it across the face of the goal before Bruckbauer shook off a defender and powered it into the net.

The rest of the first half was spent with the Cobbers continuing to get behind the Auggie defense and Augsburg trying to generate chances on counterattacks.

The game took a dramatic turn 10 minutes into the second half. Feeling the sting of a halftime talking to from their coach, Augsburg turned up the intensity and was rewarded at 55:35 when Ahmed Gobana scored the first of his two goals in the game.

Concordia responded by regaining the two-goal lead when McGlynn slide home his ninth goal of the year just 2:07 later. McGlynn took advantage of a poor clearing attempt and beat a defender to get a shot that found its way into the lower right corner.

Augsburg then countered with a goal just 5:06 after it looked like the Cobbers would be able to coast to the win. Gobana ran onto a kick from goalie Will Morlock after the CC defense struggled to head it away from danger and tucked it into the goal. Six minutes later defender Chad Gilmer brought the Auggies all the way back as he headed home a corner kick to tie the game at 3-3.

The Cobbers were reeling from the two quick goals as Augsburg gained momentum. For the next 10 minutes CC did well to keep the Auggies from gaining a lead and shocking the crowd of over 300 people.

The game appeared to be headed to overtime when Kyle Quimby settled a pass from McGlynn at the top of the Auggie penalty area. Quimby then put on a nifty display of skill as he settled the ball, remained patient between the two defenders, eyed the goalie and then flicked it over the keeper's head and into the far left side of the net. Quimby's goal at 81:50 was his second of the season and it finished a five-point game for McGlynn.

The final 8:10 was played with Concordia desperately trying to keep Augsburg out of the net. CC keeper Peter Runquist came up with a couple of saves to preserve the lead and Concordia was able to hold off the Auggies down the stretch.

Augsburg outshot Concordia 14-11 in total shots and 9-5 in shots on goal. Gobana had a game-high five shots and McGlynn countered with four for the Cobbers. Runquist made six saves for CC while Morlock stopped one shot.

The Cobbers will put their unbeaten streak on the line when they host Hamline on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.