Concordia freshman forward Kerry Blomberg had seven of the team's 21 shots in the Cobbers' 4-0 loss to #10 on Saturday.

Scoring Outage

Courtesy of, Release: February 6, 2010


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MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/6/10)-- Concordia gave up three goals in the third period, was held scoreless by No.10-ranked Gustavus and lost 4-0 in Moorhead on Saturday. The Cobbers only trailed 1-0 heading into the final frame but then a trio of Gustie goals in a span of 7:32 gave GAC the series sweep.

The loss drops Concordia into sixth place in the league standings with three series to play in the regular season. CC is now 10-8-1 overall and 5-6-1 in league play.

Gustavus once again held a decided edge in shots on goal. Concordia did not get its first shot on goal until the 16:30 mark of the first period. By that time Gustavus had opened the scoring with the game's first goal at 3:29. Alyssa Saunders scored an unassisted goal to give the Gusties the early lead. For Saunders it was her second goal of the season and turned out to be the eventual game winner.

Gustavus outshot Concordia 13-4 in the first period and then widened the margin in the second stanza. The Gusties held a 23-9 edge in shots in the second 20 minutes and after two periods had outshot CC 36-13 but only held a 1-0 lead. The Cobber defense did a good job of keeping the puck on the outside and freshman goalie Tracy Skluzacek refused to let Concordia lose touch with the nationally-ranked Gusties.

Unfortunately that would change as Gustavus scored three times in the third period. Kelsey Kennedy scored her first goal of the season at 9:35 to start the flurry. Tam Meuwissen added a second goal of the period at 16:14 and then Allie Schwab finished off the scoring with a tally at 17:07.

For the game the Gusties had a 47-21 advantage in shots on goal. Skluzacek, making only her third start of the season, turned aside 43 shots and was handed her first collegiate loss. Danielle Justice made 21 saves to record the shutout.

The Cobbers will continue with their extended home stand when they host St. Kate's on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13 at the Moorhead Sports Center.