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2000 Box Scores
H/A date Opponent Time              Pregame News and Notes

H   9/23   CC vs. GUSTAVUS          11:00

Concordia 1
Gustavus 0

| Last Years Game |

9/23 Concordia Defeats #14 Nationally Ranked Gustavus.
 Concordia survived an intense Gustavus atack, and first year student Jerry Nathan (Fargo ND, Fargo South H.S.) finished off a counter attack at 78:49 to give the Cobbers a 1-0 victory. Gustavus undefeated and ranked 14th in the latest NSCAA National Poll held the statistical advantage in every category but the Cobber defense refused to break. Goalie Kris Overby (Fr., Fargo ND, Fargo South H.S.) stopped all 7 shots he faced. The win pushes Concordia's overall record to 4-2-1 and 1-0 in the MIAC. Gustavus falls to 6-1 and 1-1 in the MIAC. Concordia plays host to St. Thomas on Tuesday at 4:00.

Box Score:
                           Records  1st 2nd Tot
Concordia   (4-2-1)    0   0   1
Gustavus    (6-1-0)    0   0   0

CC  - 78:49 - Jerry Nathan (2) (Gennard Lombardozzi)

CC   - 2
GAC  - 8

CC   - 0
GAC  - 10

CC  - 4
GAC - 14

GAC - Eric Carl - Yellow

Goalie Saves:
CC  - Kris Overby   - 7
GAC - Ross Smith    - 1

Pregame News and Notes:

The Teams :
Concordia (3-2-1)
The Cobbers are coming off of a weekend split at the third annual Cobber Classic. They lost to Nebraska Wesleyan who is ranked fifth in the West Region and is undefeated at 5-0-1. Concordia beat St. Scholastica in an overtime thriller when first year student Jason VanValkenberg   (Fargo, ND) scored his first collegiate goal a minute into the second overtime period. Concordia has played 3 overtime games out of their 6 contests, they are 1-1-1. The Cobbers had only allowed 3 goals in their first  4 games until last weekend when they got beat for 5 in 2 games. The offense has put 9 on the board in the teams 6 games.

Gustavus  (6-0-0)
The Gusties are undefeated and ranked 14th in the nation. Gustavus opened up the MIAC on  Wednesday by beating St. Olaf 1-0. Senior Scott Crowell  (Burnsville) scored the game winner in the 77th minute when he hammered a long range rocket that beat the Olaf keeper. Gustavus's high-powered offense is on a tear scoring 14 goals in 6 games while the stingy defense has only allowed 3 goals in 6 games.

The History:
Concordia and Gustavus have played four consecutive one-goal games with the Gusties winning three of the four. In all three of those Gustavus wins Greg Holker (Burnsville) scored the game winner. Holker, nicknamed the "Cobber Killer", graduated in the spring and now works at Gustavus.

5 Years Ago: Concordia 4 Gustavus 2 OT
Concordia's Todd Hashbarger (Fargo) scores one of the greatest goals in Cobber history, as he dribbles diagonally from the midline and finally slots the ball through the Gustie goalie's legs to put the Cobbers up 3-2 in the first overtime. Peter Benson (Moorhead) adds a 4th in the 2nd overtime to help Concordia win 4-2.  Concordia would go on to win their first MIAC titlein 1995.

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