Cobber freshman Jenna Westerham knocks home Concordia's second goal in their 3-2 overtime win over Concordia University.

Overtime Winner!

Courtesy of, Release: January 8, 2010


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MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/08/10)-- Ali Nelson's slapshot from the point in the second minute of overtime gave Concordia a 3-2 win over Concordia University (Wis.) and helped the Cobbers end their two-game losing streak. Nelson's goal was the first of her college career and helps Concordia even their overall record at 6-6-0 for the season.

The game was the first since Dec. 12 for the Cobbers and it took the offense a full period to get used to being back on the ice. The teams skated to a scoreless first period with the Cobbers outshooting the Falcons 11-9.

The Cobbers would draw first blood in the third minute of the second frame. Kaylee Black would score the first of Concordia's three goals, which all came on the power play at the 2:34 mark. For Black it was her first goal of the season and it gave the Cobbers a 1-0 lead. Kayla Hendrickson was given the assist on the play.

The lead would last almost a full eight minutes before Alyssa Isaackson got the Falcons on the board with an even strength goal at 10:06. The Cobbers would retake the lead four minutes later when freshman Jenna Westerham knocked home a shot from in front at 14:13. It was the second of the three CC power play goals on the night and gave the Cobbers a 2-1 lead. Hendrickson picked up her second straight assist and Kit Hollway also got in on the scoring sheet on the goal.

Concordia University (5-6-2) tied the game in the final period after the teams went to the dressing room after the second period with CC holding a 2-1 lead. Alexa Barton's second goal of the year in second minute of the period set the stage for the overtime winner. Neither team was able to score in the final 18:46 of the last period so the teams had to go to an extra frame to settle the score.

The Cobbers started the overtime on the power play after a Falcon player had taken a checking penalty right at the end of regulation. CC would once again capitalize on the man-advantage situation as they were able to work the puck around the top of the offensive set and Katelyn Dold slid the puck over to Nelson who was standing on the left point. Nelson wound up and took a one-time slapshot that eluded the traffic in front of the net and got past Falcon netminder Lea Jondal.

The difference in the game was the Cobbers' ability to score on the power play. CC was 3-for-4 on the power play while the Falcons were only 1-for-4 in their extra man situations.

The Cobbers outshot the Falcons 42-25 for the game. CC freshman goalie Tracy Skluzacek made 23 saves to pick up her second win of the season. Jondal turned aside 39 shots and has her record fall to 3-3-2.

The two teams will finish off their two-game series on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Urban Plains Center in Fargo. The game is part of the Celebration of Women’s Hockey Weekend at the Urban Plains Center.