Concordia beat Hamline 3-0 on Wednesday to win their 13th straight game to start 2009 - the best start ever by a Cobber team.

The Best Start - Ever!


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ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/14/09)-- It's official. Move over 1995 Cobber baseball team. Move over 2004 Cobber football team. There is a new school record holder for best start to a season. The 2009 Concordia women's soccer team beat Hamline 3-0 on Wednesday and is now 13-0 in 2009. The 13 wins beat the 12 set by the 1995 baseball team and the 11 recorded by the 2004 football team.

The 13-game winning streak is also a program breaking the 12-game streak back in 2007. The Cobbers are now 8-0-0 in conference play and the only untied and unbeaten team in MIAC games in the league.

Besides the unbeaten streak to start the season, the story of the game for the Cobbers was the red-hot play of junior forward Sam Johnson. Johnson had another two goals against Hamline (3-9-1/0-5-1 MIAC) and now has a league-leading 15 goals on the year. She has scored at least one goal in the past six games and has at least one goal in nine of the team's 13 games this year. Johnson is so hot that she has also scored at least two goals in three of the last four games. Johnson also scored the game winner against the Pipers and has now scored six game-winning goals this season.

Concordia took control of the game early when Johnson poached home her first goal at 4:23. Sarah Rounds and Abby Habein were credited with the assists on the play. For habein it was her team-leading 10th assist of the year. It is the first time in her three-year career she has posted a double-digit assist total. The goal gave Concordia confidence and helped them roll throughout the first half. The second goal came in the 40th minute when freshman Nikole Koehn scored her first collegiate goal. After Sue Obermiller fired a shot on goal, Koehn knocked home the rebound to give Concordia a 2-0 lead at 39:43.

The game would stay at 2-0 through the end of the half. In the opening period, the Cobbers outshot Hamline 10-1.

The final goal of the game came at 51:59 when Johnson finished off a sequence from Rounds and Obermiller. The three are the top scorers for the Cobbers in 2009. Johnson now has 33 points on the year while Rounds is second with 18 and Obermiller has 16.

For the game Concordia outshot the Pipers 18-1 overall and 11-1 on goal. CC keeper Ali Nelson made the one stop to earn her seventh shutout of the season. Liz Stock made eight saves for the Pipers in the losing effort.

Concordia will head out of conference to play North Region foe UW-Eau Claire on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. in Eau Claire, Wis.