Cobber freshman Kerry Blomberg scored one of the three Concordia goals in the team's 4-3 loss at St. Mary's on Saturday.

Quantity Loses To Quality

Courtesy of, Release: December 12, 2009


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WINONA, Minn. (12/12/09)-- For the second straight game Concordia outshot St. Mary's but wound up on the wrong end of the scoring chart. On Friday the Cobbers outshot the Cardinals 29-18 but lost 2-0 and on Saturday, Concordia was able to put up a 31-23 edge in shots but fell 4-3.

The Cobbers get swept by the Cardinals in the series and fall to 5-6-0 in all games and 2-4-0 in the MIAC. SMU is now 5-4-1/4-1-1 MIAC.

The game on Saturday might have been won in the final minute of play in the first period. Concordia had just tied the game at 1-1 on a goal by Emily Sell at 18:01 after St. Mary's had scored the opening goal of the game at 14:49. CC looked like they would head into the second period even at 1-1. Sell's goal came while the Cobbers were killing off a penalty and was her team-leading eighth goal of the year.

Concordia was outshooting St. Mary's 8-3 in the period and was controlling the pace of play. The Cardinals were able to get one more shot on goal on the power play before CC killed off the remaining 1:45. Unfortunately the puck stayed in the CC end and the Cardinals were able to score only :03 seconds after the penalty expired. Stevie Fiek's goal at 19:49 of the period gave SMU a 2-1 lead and delivered a solid punch right to the midsection of the Cobbers who went to the first intermission with an 8-5 advantage in shots but trailed 2-1.

The team's then traded back-to-back goals in the second period. Concordia was able to tie the game at the 16:16 mark when Abby Vig scored her first collegiate goal. Kayla Thorson and Rachel Stevenson were credited with the assists on the play. Once again the Cobbers allowed the Cardinals to retake the lead less than two minutes later and carry that momentum into the third period. Brianna Drude scored at 17:52 to give SMU a 3-2 lead heading into the final frame. Once again the Cobbers held an advantage in shots on goal (13-8) but once again they went into the locker room trailing by a goal.

That same scenario would play out for the third straight period. Concordia tied the game midway through the final period. Kerry Blomberg notched her first collegiate goal on an assist from Allie Bondy at 9:37. The 3-3 tie would last exactly four minutes until Ingrid Klockars poked home the game-winning goal at 13:37.

Concordia then fired six shots on goal in the final five minutes of play but was never able to come up with the game-tying goal and lost 4-3.

The 31-23 advantage in shots for CC on Saturday was part of a 60-41 edge for the weekend. Cobber senior goalie Maddie Haroldson made 19 saves while SMU tender Kaye Collier stopped 28 shots to earn her second win of the weekend.

Neither team was able to score on the power play. Concordia went 0-for-6 in the game and St. Mary's was held scoreless in their four attempts. For the weekend, the Cobbers were 0-for-9 on the power play.

Concordia will have a three-week break for the Christmas holiday before returning to the ice on Friday, Jan. 8 when they host Concordia (Wis.) at 7 p.m.