Lake Forest, IL
Concordia battled toe-toe with Lake Forest, earning a 3-2 third period lead before the Foresters (17-2-4) got a couple of power play tallies to take the lead and then held on to win.
"We played at least 58 minutes of very good hockey and deserved a better fate," offered CUW's Jim Ingman.
"The little mistakes add up over the course of a game, but today
we were better than they were- except for their power play
Alyssa Isaackson broke a scoreless tie with a second period goal and then Concordia countered twice after LF tallies momentarily tied things up. Jaime Athens had both of the lead-regaining scores for the Falcons.
It was still 3-2 CUW six minutes into the third period when Lake Forest turned it on for three separate tallies; two via power plays.
Amber Cmejla got the Falcons within 5-4 at 18:32 but time ran out. "We are very close...just a few better decisions away from the upper echelon of our conference," offered Ingman.