Concordia freshman Kristi Stefani heads home the first of her two goals in the Cobbers' 4-0 win over St. Scholastica on Sunday.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (9/13/09)-- No.22-ranked Concordia scored four goals against St. Scholastica on Sunday to secure its fourth straight win to start the season. The 4-0 start is the best stretch to begin a campaign since the 1999 season when the team started with six straight wins.

The game with the Saints was a one-sided affair as the Cobbers outshot Scholastica 26-2 in the game and only allowed one shot on net for the entire 90 minutes.

It took Concordia until the 20th minute to get on the board. After firing five shots at the Saints goal, junior Sue Obermiller put home the game winner when she collected a pass from Abby Habein and fired the ball into the net from the top of the penalty area at 19:36. Kelsey Swagger was also credited with an assist on the play.

Habein would add to the Cobber lead in the 39th minute. Like Obermiller, Habein was able to get an open look from the middle of the penalty area and wasted little time steering the ball into the side of the net and past the Scholastica goal. For Habein it was her first goal of the year. Megan Rice and Emily Jordan had the assists on the goal at 38:44.

The game would stay at 2-0 until 71:58 when reserve midfielder Kristi Stefani stepped onto the field and acted as the Cobbers insurance agent, notching two goals in a span of 6:03 -both were headers.

Stefani scored her first collegiate goal off of a corner kick. Jordan served the ball towards the back side of the penalty area. Stefani ran onto the ball unguarded and headed the ball back to the far post and into the goal.

Her second head goal came from the run of play when Noelle Hiedeman and Vanessa Kowlaski combined to get the ball on the right wing. The cross then was whipped into the area and Stefani headed home her second goal at 78:01.

Habein finished the game with a career-high eight shots. She now has a team-leading 12 shots for the year.

Concordia freshman goalie Ali Nelson made one save to earn her first collegiate shutout. She is now 3-0 on the year and has a goals against average of 0.67. Scholastica goalie Bailey Mahlum made eight saves in the game as the Cobbers held a 12-1 margin in shots on goal.

Concordia will open the MIAC season with a bang when they host No.16-ranked Macalester on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m.