Raider Preview (April 16): Raider Teams Adapting to "Winter Pt. II"

Raider Preview (April 16): Raider Teams Adapting to "Winter Pt. II"

MILWAUKEE – The weather in Wisconsin has wreaked havoc on the spring sports at MSOE with 28 schedule changes through postponements, cancelations, and additions.

Sports like Golf and Track & Field have been hit the hardest. The Golf team is hoping to get in a rare dual with Wisconsin Lutheran on Friday as the Raiders have yet to hit the course this spring. The clock is ticking as they could head into the final two rounds of the NACC Championships Sunday without a spring competition on the books.

Track has had similar bad luck without a regularly scheduled meet to start the outdoor season yet. The team has had just one meet, the Wisconsin Private College Invitational, and that had to be moved from Beloit to Carroll because of the weather. Due to a winter storm in DePere, the teams have altered their schedules, once again, and head to Iowa this weekend.

Women's Tennis has had one cancelation in its build-up to the NACC Tournament April 30 while the Men's team has simply taken their meets indoors.

Baseball is another relatively lucky team. Those Raiders are just one doubleheader behind their original schedule, with a twice-postponed doubleheader with Benedictine kicked to the end of the regular season.

However, Softball has not been so lucky with seven doubleheaders moved. The team has more on the horizon as head coach Kyle Knoblauch has had to work some magic to maintain a complete schedule. The Red & White faces an action-packed run to the NACC Tournament coming up with some dates still fluid and potentially on the move.

While all of this is going on, Lacrosse has hardly noticed with just one game lost. That game came in the middle of February, so it was not all that surprising.

Stay tuned to and follow @MSOE_Raiders on Twitter to keep up on the seemingly endless updates and changes. These teams will eventually compete and you'd hate to miss it.

Spring? Oh, you mean "Winter Lite™"...

  • Keep up on all of the spring schedule changes here.

Around MSOE Athletics…

  • Baseball split a pair of doubleheaders with Aurora and Marian. Caleb Willert and Sam Crawford posted dominating pitching performances for wins.
  • Softball went 3-3 in league games last week, falling to CUC, splitting with Lakeland, and sweeping Wisconsin Lutheran.
  • Men's Volleyball beat Lakeland in the NACC Tournament First Round before seeing its season come to an end in the semifinals at #9 Benedictine.
  • Lacrosse dropped a pair of tough road games at Benedictine and Aurora.
  • Golf had a handful of postponements and have yet to compete this spring.
  • Men's Tennis ran its winning streak to six-straight with a pair of 9-0 shutouts on the road Saturday at Concordia Chicago and Dominican.
  • Track & Field had another meet canceled.

Coming Up This Week...

  • Baseball (13-12, 5-3 NACC / L1) hopes to get some games in. There are games scheduled Thursday at DI Milwaukee and weekend doubleheaders with CUC and Edgewood.
  • Softball (15-7, 4-4 NACC / W2) will play at Marian (somewhere and some time) before weekend doubleheaders at Aurora and Benedictine.
  • Lacrosse (10-3, 3-3 MLC / L2) hosts Cornell College Saturday.
  • Golf hopes to get in a dual meet with Wisconsin Lutheran Friday before playing the third and fourth rounds of the NACC Championships Sunday and Monday.
  • Men's Tennis (6-5, 6-0 NACC / W6) hosts Lakeland Wednesday and future NACC foe Illinois Tech Saturday.
  • Track & Field has taken drastic measures and now heads to Iowa (Coe College) to get in an actual meet.
Tuesday Women's Tennis @ North Central 3:00 PM  
Wednesday Men's Tennis Lakeland* 1:00 PM  
Thursday Baseball @ Milwaukee 3:30 PM Live stats
Thursday Softball @ Marian* (2) 5:30 PM Video  |  G1: Live stats G2: Live stats
Friday Golf vs. Wisconsin Lutheran 1:00 PM  
Saturday Track & Field (M/W) @ Rittgers Invitational 10:00 AM  
Saturday Men's Tennis Illinois Tech 10:00 AM  
Saturday Baseball Concordia Chicago* (2) 12:00 PM Audio  |  G1: Live stats G2: Live stats
Saturday Softball @ Aurora* (2) 12:00 PM Video  |  Live stats
Saturday Lacrosse Cornell* 1:00 PM Video  |  Live stats
Saturday Women's Tennis UW-Stout 3:00 PM  
Sunday Golf @ NACC Championships (Rd. 3-4) All Day  
Sunday Softball @ Benedictine* (2) 12:00 PM Video  |  Live stats
Sunday Baseball @ Edgewood* (2) 12:00 PM Video  |  Live stats
* Conference Contest | Home Contests in BOLD