ANGOLA, Indiana – Freshman Quinn Erdmann had three goals and two more players scored twice as the MSOE lacrosse team pulled away from Trine at the end of a 10-7 victory Saturday afternoon at Fred Zollner Field.
The Raiders (8-1) scored the final two goals of regulation to hold off the Thunder (5-3), which had fought within 8-7 with 2:19 remaining. The eighth win of the season already ties a school record for wins in a season, matching the win totals from 2015 and 2017.
Erdmann scored a goal in his eighth-straight game and his second hat trick of the season came on a team-high nine shots.
Senior Pat Collins made seven saves in goal to get the win.
MSOE scored three goals in each of the final three quarters, pulling away with a 3-0 scoring advantage in the third quarter. That period turned a 4-4 halftime score into a 7-4 Red & White lead heading into the final frame.
The teams traded goals in the fourth quarter before the Thunder scored at 3:44 and 2:19 to make it just 8-7. Erdmann responded just over a minute later with a key insurance goal and Fisher put the game away with the team's 10th goal just 13 seconds from the final horn.
Wilson opened the game's scoring at the 12:34 mark of the first quarter but Trine scored a pair of goals to take a 2-1 lead after one quarter. Fischer and Wilson found the back of the net just 1:08 apart to thrust the Raiders into the lead at 3-2 less than three minutes into the second period. The teams then alternated goals before halftime with the hosts leveling the score at 4-4 with just 36 seconds before the intermission.
MSOE held a decisive 37-24 shot advantage, including a 23-8 edge over the second and third quarters. The Red & White offense was also particularly efficient, committing just five turnovers in the contest. Sophomore Brett Laffey won 11-of-20 face-offs in the game and each team collected 19 ground balls.
The Raiders return to action with the heart of its league schedule next week, playing at Monmouth on Wednesday at 7 p.m.