MILWAUKEE – The MSOE lacrosse team broke school records for goals in a game and a season in cruising past Concordia Chicago 27-2 Saturday afternoon at Viets Field.
The Raiders (10-1, 3-1 MLC) won their sixth-straight game and broke the single-game record against the Cougars (1-9, 1-3 MLC) for the second-straight season (25-2). The most recent record was 26 goals in a game, scored twice in games this season against North Central (Minn.) and Fontbonne.
For the season, the output gave MSOE 191 goals, easily surpassing the 180 goals scored last season. The team also saw single-season records fall for assists (112) and points (303) in the game, as well as the extension of the standard for wins in a season.
Seniors Clay Gustafson and Thomas Reid led the offense with five goals each while Gustafson assisted on three more scores. Sophomore Collin Fischer had four goals and two assists with senior Oliver Kennedy adding six points of his own on three goals and three assists. Junior Jack Fisher, sophomore John Wilson, and freshman Quinn Erdmann added two goals each.
All three goalies saw time in the game. Senior Pat Collins had a save in a scoreless first period. Sophomore Colin Hall played the middle 30 minutes with two stops and freshman Jaden DeFields closed out the game with a save in the fourth quarter.
The Raiders dominated the stat sheets with a 61-7 advantage in shots and 60-33 edge in ground balls. They also converted 16-of-17 clears and won 23-of-32 face-offs. Turnovers were also 34-19 in favor of the Red & White.
MSOE scored seven times in the opening quarter and extended its lead to 16-0 before CUC got on the board. An 11-goal second quarter was followed by just three goals in the third period. The team then outscored the visitors 6-1 in the fourth quarter.
The Raiders' scores came at regular intervals throughout the game with only one set of quick back-to-back goals, with freshman Jacob Boynewicz finding the back of the net after collecting a ground ball on a face-off and scoring in just nine seconds during the second quarter.
The Red & White is back in action Wednesday at Benedictine.