Concordia captain Shawn Goos celebrates the game-winning goal in the Cobbers' 5-1 win over Augsburg on Saturday.

Two Huge Points!

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/23/10)-- Playing their final regular-season home game of the season, Concordia scored three consecutive goals in the first and second periods, received scores from five different players and rolled to a 5-1 win over Augsburg on Saturday in Moorhead.

The win gives the Cobbers a series split with the Auggies and keeps CC in the top four spots in the MIAC standings Concordia is now 5-11-3/4-3-3 MIAC and are in fourth place in the league table. The 11 conference points for Concordia is the most since the 2002-03 season which is the last time the Cobbers made the conference playoffs.

Concordia came out in the first period and was determined to avenge the 4-1 loss against Augsburg from Friday night. The Cobbers ended up outshooting the Auggies 16-11 in the opening 20 minutes of play but didn't get on the board until the 17th minute of play. Concordia broke the game open in a span of :38 seconds in the final four minutes of the first frame. Pat Dietz scored a short-handed goal at 16:39 and then Shawn Goos scored the eventual game-winning goal at 17:17. Dietz collected his sixth goal of the season on assists from Marc Harrie and Erick Galt. For Galt it was his team-leading 12th assist of the year. Goos notched his fifth goal of the year on helpers from Bronson Shepherd and Nick Thielen.

Shepherd then added the Cobbers' third straight goal to start the game when he tallied an even-strength goal at 6:35 of the second period. That would be the only goal of the period despite the Auggies holding a 17-7 edge in shots on goal.

Augsburg finally got on the board in the third minute of the final period. J.P. Perpich got his first goal of the season to bring the Auggies withing two at 3-1. Jared Collen got the team's second short-handed goal of the game just three minutes later and CC was able to coast for the final 14 minutes of play. Aaron Wheeler added an empty-net goal at 18:55 to bring the final score to 5-1.

Augsburg ended up outshooting Concordia 35-32 for the game. Neither team was able to score on the power play. The Cobbers went 0-for-3 in the game while the Auggies were 0-for-5. To make matters worse for the Augsburg power play, not only did they not score, they also gave up two short-handed scores.

Jacob Vatnsdal returned to the starting lineup for the Cobbers and stopped 34 shots to pick up his fifth win of the year. Friday night's hero Justin Lochner, started the game in goal for Augsburg but lasted only 17:17. He made 12 saves and allowed two goals. Nate Pellegrino played the final 41:24 and stopped 15 shots.

Concordia will now hit the road for the remainder of the regular season. The first stop on the extended road trip will be St. Cloud where the Cobbers will square off against St. John's on Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31.