Concordia junior Sam Johnson fires the game-winning shot in the Cobbers' 1-0 win over Gustavus on Saturday in Moorhead.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (9/19/09)-- For the second straight conference game, the Concordia defense made one goal stand up and the Cobbers came away with a 1-0 home win. On Saturday, No.22-ranked Concordia posted the lone score of the game a little over 13 minutes into the second half and the Cobber defense put the clamps on Gustavus to come away with their sixth straight win to start the 2009 season. That ties the program record for most wins to start a season. The 1999 team also went 6-0 to start the year.

The Cobbers took control of the game from the opening kick and ended up outshooting the Gusties 14-3 in the game. CC also had a decided 6-2 advantage in shots on goal. The shutout is the third straight for Concordia. The Cobbers have also not allowed a goal in the second of any game this season. CC has outscored its opponents 8-0 in the second period of play.

The opening 45 minutes saw Concordia have a couple of good chances but nothing to show for them on the scoreboard.

That changed in the 59th minutes when Sam Johnson finished off a passing play from Sue Obermiller and Kelsey Swagger to give Concordia a 1-0 lead. Johnson took a pass on the left wing and raced in past the Gustavus defense. She then hit a low shot past Gustie goalie Chelsea Bayer and into the far side of the net. Johnson's goal at 58:55 was her fourth of the season and 22nd of her career. She now leads the Cobbers with 10 points on the year.

The Cobber defense took over from that point. CC held the Gusties to no shots and only one corner kick in the final 30 minutes of play.

Concordia goalie Ali Nelson made two saves to pick up her fifth win of the year. It was also her third straight shutout. She has not been scored upon in the last 339:45.

Bayer made five saves in goal for Gustavus and was saddled with only her second loss of the season.

Concordia will play at St. Kate's on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m.