Falcons-Blugolds skate to 2-2 draw

Eau Claire

Sarah Luberda scored a power play goal with just :90 seconds remaining in regulation to salvage a 2-2 tie for the Falcons against host UW-Eau Claire Saturday afternoon.

Concordia (11-9-3) dominated statistically against the talented Blugolds (12-5-4) but Mara Stormer turned away 39 Falcon shots. She was magnificent in the third period when Jim Ingman's team got a second burst of energy and blasted 21 shots on goal. "Their goalie 'stood on her head'," said Ingman. "She was a difference maker."

Alisha Java scored the first goal for CUW with that lamp lighter tying the match at 1-1 in the second period.

UW-Eau Claire appeared to have gotten the game-winner with less than four minutes remaining, but Luberda's answering tally saved a piece of the weekend for Concordia.

CUW is 9-6-3 in NCHA action while UW-Eau Claire has a 9-4-3 record in league play. The Falcons have gone 1-1-1 on the road against ranked opponents the past two weekends.