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2008-09 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
November 5, 2008

Picture of the Week: The Concordia men's hockey team opened the winter sports season by hosting a pair of games over the Halloween weekend. The Cobbers, under first-year head coach Chris Howe, lost a pair of games to NCHA opponents.


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Novemer 5, 2008

Top Note
Women's Soccer

- The Concordia women’s soccer team is making its sixth straight MIAC playoff appearance this season. The Cobbers are the only team in the conference that had earned a spot in all six league postseason tournaments. Concordia is the two-time defending playoff champion and has an overall record of 5-3-1 and is 3-1-1 in semifinal games. The No.4-seeded Cobbers will play at regular season champion St. Thomas on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m.


Football (5-3/4-2 MIAC - lost to St. Olaf 28-25)
- Concordia senior wide receiver Nick Alton (Miltona, Minn./Parkers Prairie HS) leads the team in receptions this season. Alton has a career-high 35 receptions this season and has 90 for his career. He needs 10 more catches to become the sixth player in school history to reach the 100-reception mark for a career.

- Concordia has lost their two conference games by a combined total of four points. The Cobbers average margin of victory in conference games is 10.75 points.

- Concordia leads the MIAC in rushing offense and rushing defense. The Cobbers are averaging 204.8 rushing yards per game and have been held under 150 rushing yards only once this season. On defense, the Cobbers are limiting opponents to 79.8 rushing yards per game and have only allowed one opponent to rush for more than 100 yards in a game.


Volleyball (20-5/8-3 MIAC - beat Bethel 3-0/lost to St. Ben's 3-2/

lost to St. Olaf 3-2 - MIAC Quarterfinals)

National Ranking - 17th in the latest AVCA Poll
- Concordia made its eighth straight MIAC playoff appearance. The Cobbers are one of three teams that have earned a spot in all eight conference tournament since the league adopted the single-loss format. In their previous seven appearances Concordia is 8-5 overall and 7-1 at home and has won the playoff tournament in 2003, 2004 and 2006.

- Cobber senior defensive specialist Abby Scheel (Fisher, Minn.) was featured in the Fargo Forum on Friday. Tinkham is the school record holder in digs in a career and digs in a single season (601). This year she has 436 and is coming off a 31-dig performance against St. Ben’s. She has posted three, 30-plus dig matches this season.

- Concordia has two players in the top eight in the MIAC in attack percentage for conference matches. Abby Scheel (Sr., Fergus Falls, Minn./Hillcrest Lutheran Academy) is ranked sixth (.263) and Katie Vohnoutka (Fr., Eden Prarie, Minn.) is ranked eighth (.258).


Men's Soccer (9-9-0/3-7-0 MIAC - lost to St. John's 2-0)
- Concordia senior forward Justin Foss (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) finished the season with 15 goals and two assists for 32 points. His goal total is the second highest in school history and his point total is fourth best in program history. Foss led the MIAC in goals in conference games this season (9).

- Concordia finished the year at 9-9-0 which marks the first time since the 2001 season that the Cobbers finished with a .500 record. The nine wins is also the most since the 2001 campaign as well.

- The Cobbers had two players finish in the top four in assists in conference games this year. Marco Riboli (So., Bergamo, Italy) led the league in assists with seven and Kyle Quimby (So., Mahtomedi, Minn.) was tied for fourth with four.


Women's Soccer (11-4-3/5-3-2 MIAC - lost to St. Ben's)
- The Concordia women’s soccer team is making its sixth straight MIAC playoff appearance this season. The Cobbers are the only team in the conference that had earned a spot in all six league postseason tournaments. Concordia is the two-time defending playoff champion and has an overall record of 5-3-1 and is 3-1-1 in semifinal games. The No.4-seeded Cobbers will play at regular season champion St. Thomas on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m.

- Cobber sophomore forward Susan Obermiller (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South HS) finished tied for second in the MIAC in conference games. Obermiller had four assists in 2008 and had a season-high two assists against Hamline on Oct. 11.

- For the second straight season Concordia led the MIAC in attendance in conference games. The Cobbers drew 1,437 fans for their five MIAC games and averaged 248 fans during league play.


Men's Cross Country  (11th at MIAC Championship Meet)

- Cobber sophomore Tom Sederquist (Moorhead, Minn.) battled through a chest cold and finished 31st at the recently completed MIAC Conference Meet. Sederquist improved on his freshman finish by 17 places and by a time frame of 47.40.

- Concordia sophomore David Haugen (Moorhead, Minn.) posted his first top seven team finish in his career at the MIAC Championship Meet. Haugen ran a 29:57.90 and finished as the team’s No.7 runner.


Women's Cross Country   (9th at MIAC Championship Meet)
- Cobber sophomore Hailey Brenden (Rothsay, Minn.) earned her second straight MIAC All-Conference honor at the MIAC Championship Meet on Saturday. Brenden ran a 22:34.67 and finished fifth at the meet. She improved three spots from her eighth-place finish in 2007 and bettered her freshman time by over 23 seconds.

- Concordia had two runners in their top seven post identical times at the MIAC Championship Meet. Caroline McLaughlin (Fr., Rosemount, Minn.) and Kristin Slette (So., Moorhead, Minn.) posted the identical time of 25:21.12 and finished in 68th and 69th place.


Men's Golf  (finished 7th at the MIAC Championship Meet)


Women's Golf (finished 6th at the MIAC Championship Meet)


Men's Hockey (0-2-0 - lost to UW-Stevens Pt. 3-1/

lost to UW-Eau Claire 5-4)

- Concordia senior Ryan Clukey (Moorhead, Minn.) tallied five points in the Cobbers’ opening two games of the season last weekend. Clukey had an assist in Friday night’s game and then added two goals and two assists in CC’s 5-4 loss to UW-Eau Claire on Saturday.


Women's Hockey (1-1-0 - beat UW-Superior 2-1/lost to UW-Superior 3-1)

- Concordia opened the season by beating No.6-ranked UW-Superior 2-1 on Friday. It marked the first time in program history that the Cobbers have beaten a ranked non-conference opponent.

- Cobber sophomore goalie Julie York (Bismarck, N.D.) stopped 31 of the 32 shots she faced in the team’s 2-1 win over the nationally ranked Yellowjackets.

- Concordia junior Kaylee Black (Barrie, Ontario) had a goal and an assist in the team’s weekend split with No.6-ranked UW-Superior. Black scored the first goal of the season for CC on Friday and then added an assist on the team’s only goal in Saturday’s game. Black also had a team-high 10 shots on the weekend.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
WS - at St. Thomas - MIAC Semifinals - 1:30 p.m.

Friday, November 7, 2008
MH - at St. Norbert - 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 8, 2008
FB - at home vs. Carleton - 1 p.m. | Live Audio | Live Stats

WS - at MIAC Championship -  TBA

MH - at Lake Forest (Ill.) - 7 p.m.

 

     

 

 

 

   

    

                  

   

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