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Cobbers rally despite injury to top scorer

Concordia rallied for a 3-2 home victory against Hamline on Saturday in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's soccer, even though the Cobbers lost their top scorer to injury.

Concordia rallied for a 3-2 home victory against Hamline on Saturday in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's soccer, even though the Cobbers lost their top scorer to injury.

Sophomore forward Sam Johnson left the game during the first half with a dislocated left shoulder in what was the Cobbers' final home game of the regular season.

Concordia coach Dan Weiler wasn't sure how long the injury will sideline Johnson, who returned to watch the end of the game in a sling.

"It's kind of hard to say," said Weiler, whose team's next MIAC game is Oct. 25 at Bethel. "We will have to see what damage it has done. The fortunate thing is we don't have a conference game for two weeks."

The Cobbers trailed 2-0 when Johnson left the game.

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However, Abby Habein scored a goal late in the first half. Sue Obermiller and Megan Rice each added goals in the second half to complete the comeback. Rice scored the game-winner at 62:21. Obermiller added two assists.

"It was a big comeback and a big team effort," Weiler said. "The girls recognized that our backs were against the wall, not only in that game, but in general."

Concordia (9-2-3, 5-2-2 MIAC) kept its playoff hopes alive with the victory. Mallory Koula paced Hamline (5-8, 1-7) with two goals.

FIRST HALF: 1, HU, Koula (Leverington) 3:37. 2, HU, Koula (Kelly) 17:39. 3, CC, Habein (Obermiller) 44:02.

SECOND HALF: 4, CC, Obermiller (Habein, Swagger) 52:03. 5, CC, Rice (Obermiller) 62:21.

SAVES: HU, Gardner 3, Stock 3. CC, Reiersgord 0, Sheperd 0.

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