MILWAUKEE – Sophomore Collin Fischer scored four goals and senior Clay Gustafson added six points to lead the MSOE lacrosse team to a decisive 19-3 victory over Carroll Wednesday evening at Viets Field.
The Raiders (7-1) picked up their seventh win of the season with the victory over the Pioneers (2-6), one back of the school record for a season.
Fischer added an assist as one of six multi-goal scorers. Sophomore Harrison Davies also notched a hat trick, with three goals and an assist, while Gustafson scored twice and assisted on four more goals in the match. Seniors Thomas Reid and Oliver Winsor and sophomore John Wilson had two goals each.
Carroll actually scored first in the game, with the opening score coming 2:46 into the match. After that, however, it was nearly all MSOE. The Raiders got in the board at 9:50 and tacked on three more goals for a 4-1 lead after one quarter. They then picked up three more goals in the second quarter to make it 7-2 at halftime.
The Pioneers scored to open the second half but the Red & White answered with 12 unanswered goals to run away with the game. In a seven-goal third-period, Davies scored the team's first down goal since April 23, 2014, and the Raiders rattled off three goals in a 23-second span.
Davies capped the Raiders' scoring on the night with 6:02 remaining in regulation and Carroll picked up a consolation goal inside the final minute.
The Raiders forged a decisive 63-15 shot advantage in the match, putting 37 shots on cage and hitting the post five times. They also won 20-of-26 face-offs, led in ground balls 51-21, and had just 11 turnovers compared to 27 by the Pios.
Sophomore Brett Laffey had eight ground balls and won 19-of-24 face-offs. He also scored a goal off a face-off late in the third quarter. Sophomore Jacob Killian and freshman Jacob Boynewicz each caused six turnovers in the game and collected five ground balls.
MSOE hits the road this weekend to play at Trine on Saturday.