MILWAUKEE – Senior Thomas Reid had six goals and six assists to drive the MSOE lacrosse team to a school record for goals in a game with a 26-1 victory over North Central (Minn.) Wednesday evening at Viets Field.
The Raiders (3-0) dominated the game from start to finish, outshooting the Rams (0-2) 52-7 on the night and leading 19-1 at halftime.
MSOE broke the school record of 25 goals in a 25-2 route of Concordia Chicago April 5 of last season and eclipsed the program mark of 41 points, set in last season's showdown with NCU, adding 20 assists for 46 points in the game.
Reid's 12 points are the second-most in a game in program history and he tied a career-high with six goals before halftime. Senior Clay Gustafson scored three goals with three assists and junior Jack Fisher had three goals a pair of assists in the game.
Five more players scored two goals each in senior Oliver Kennedy, sophomores Harrison Davies, Collin Fischer, and John Wilson, and freshman Quinn Erdmann. Twelve different players scored goals in the game for the Red & White.
The Raiders added a sizable 40-11 advantage in ground balls and won 25 of the game's 29 face-offs. Sophomore Brett Laffey led the charge on both accounts with a school record-tying 14 ground balls and a mark of 19-for-21 in face-offs.
Senior Pat Collins earned the win in goal with two saves in the first quarter. Sophomore Colin Hall stopped three shots in the second period and freshman Jaden DeFields closed out the game with a scoreless second half.
Reid scored two times in the opening minute of the game, just eight seconds apart at 14:09 and 14:01 to set the tone for the match. MSOE scored the first six goals of the match and led 6-1 after one quarter. The team then rattled off 11 goals in the second quarter before coasting to the victory in the second half.
During the second quarter, Reid posted back-to-back goals that were separated by just six seconds and sophomore Jacob Killian beat the halftime buzzer for his first collegiate goal.
Sophomore Mike Cowell also picked up his first college score, putting in the Raiders' 26th goal of the night with just 39 seconds remaining in regulation.
MSOE returns to the field Saturday, hosting North Central (Ill.) at Viets Field. The game starts at 1 p.m.