MEQUON, Wis.- Ryan Middendorf knew that he was dealing with a slanted 2012 NAC schedule that had his Falcon side playing most of the weaker conference teams first. What he did not know was how much better his booters would be than those opponents. CUW has now outscored four NAC opponents by a combined 35-0.
Going against a strong wind in the first half yesterday afternoon, CUW needed almost eleven minutes to dent the scoring column against the Muskies who came into this match with a 3-3-0 overall record. Freshman Brittany Klumpp (Rubicon, Wis.) banged home a rebound at that juncture for the only goal that would be needed.
It was another twenty minutes before the flood gates really opened and then the scores came in rapid succession.
Senior Lauren Straehler (Pewaukee, Wis.) found the back of the net three times in one ridiculous four minute span, and her trio of tallies was followed shortly thereafter by clock stoppers from freshman Carley Pfannerstill (Grafton, Wis.) and Faith Palmreuter (Fr./ Frankenmuth, Mich.) ...all prior to halftime.
Once again it was a matter of taking one's foot off of the accelerator and CUW added only two more scores despite playing with the wind in the second 45 minutes. A total of 23 Falcons saw significant action as Concordia improved to 4-0-0 in league play.
CUW travels to Alverno Saturday for a noon matchup with the Inferno.