Concordia honored the three seniors Kaylee Black, Maddie Haroldson and Kayla Thorson before Friday's win.

Successful Senior Celebration!

Courtesy of, Release: February 19, 2010


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MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/19/10)-- Concordia scored three goals in the first period and cruised to a 4-1 win over Hamline in the annual Senior Celebration Game on Friday in Moorhead. The win ends a four-game winless streak for the Cobbers and keeps their playoffs alive as they are now 11-9-2 overall and 6-7-2 in the MIAC. CC is currently in a tie for sixth place in the league standings, three points out of the fifth and final playoff spot.

Concordia put the game away in a 10-minute stretch in the first period. The Cobbers scored three times between the 5:49 mark and the 15:00 mark to take a 3-1 lead and give themselves a comfortable gap against the Pipers. All three goals came with the Cobbers crashing the net and getting shots from around the Piper crease area.

Cobber sophomore sniper Katelyn Dold scored her 14th goal of the season at 5:49 to put CC on top 1-0. It was also Dold's MIAC-leading 33rd point of the year. Emily Sell and freshman Ali Nelson picked up the first of their back-to-back assists on the play. Kayla Hendrickson then extended the lead to 2-0 when she scored the eventual game-winning goal at 10:22. Sell and Nelson once again did all the dirty work to allow Hendrickson the chance to wrist home the goal from the left side of the net.

Hamline (6-13-3/3-10-2 MIAC) then got to within one goal when Erin Kastner beat the Concordia defense up the middle and snapped home a shot that was deposited in the top shelf of the net. The goal at 12:45 was Kastner's sixth of the season.

The two teams then traded chances as the Pipers tried to get back into the game. Concordia then scored the swing goal in the game when Jenna Westerham scored from in close at 15:00. Westerham was on the left side of the goal and was able to knock the puck into the net after Kaylee Black and Kayla Thorson drove the puck down deep and put it toward the HU goal.

The teams then skated through a scoreless second period with Concordia controlling the flow of play and holding a 25-11 edge in shots on goal after 40 minutes of play.

The Cobbers put the game out of reach in the first four minutes of the third period. Kristyn Voegele notched her third goal of the season at 3:32 to give CC a commanding 4-1 lead. Savanna Sauvageau was credited with the assist on the play.

For the game Concordia outshot Hamline 34-18. Cobber goalie Tracy Skluzacek stopped 17 of the 18 shots she faced to pick up her third win of the season. Piper netminder Amanda Plum was credited with 30 saves but was handed her ninth loss of the year.

The two teams will finish off their two-game series on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Moorhead Sports Center.