January 11, 2011

Falcons take shutout over Pipers

In the opening period, the Falcons struck first just before the 13-minute mark. Marie Melson (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) set up in the slot and put a pass from Hilary Christiansen (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) into the net at 12:59. April Forar (Sr., Shakopee, Minn.) had the second assist on the goal.

The Falcons added a pair of goals in the second period, including one six seconds before the intermission.

At 9:31, Alisha Java (Sr., Hudson, Wis.) scored on an assist from Amber Cmejla (Sr., Fond du Lac, Wis.). Then at 19:42, the Pipers drew a penalty which led to a Concordia power play goal at 19:54 by Sarah Luberda (Sr., De Pere, Wis.). Samantha Meuwissen (So., Chanhassen, Minn.) was credited with the assist.

The two teams went on to play a scoreless third period.

The Falcons out-shot the Pipers 42-18 in the game as Amelea Gray (So., Bozeman, Mont.) made 39 saves in taking the loss in net for Hamline. Lea Jondal (Jr., Somerset, Wis.) made 18 to get the win for the Falcons.

With the non-conference loss, the Pipers are now 2-5-3 overall and the Falcons are 6-7-1 overall.  The Pipers will play their third non-conference game in three days tomorrow, Sunday, January 2. They hit the road to take on UW-Eau Claire at 2:00 p.m.