MILWAUKEE – Collin Fischer (Lake in the Hills, Ill./Huntley) scored five goals and seven other Raider's contributed at least one, as MSOE lacrosse handily defeated visiting Northwestern-St. Paul on a brisk Wednesday night at Viets Field.
Northwestern-St. Paul – 7
MSOE RAIDERS – 17
HOW IT HAPPENED
Northwestern-St. Paul (4-3, 2-3 MLC) came into this evenings game as one of the more high-powered offenses in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference. Then again, they hadn't played against a defense as staunch as MSOE's (4-5, 4-1 MLC). However, it looked like it would be smooth sailing for the Eagles early on, using aggressive defensive to push the Raiders back in their attacking zone. NSP also scored the game's first three goals, putting themselves up 3-0 as the first period came to a close. Down but certainly not out, the Raiders answered the bell, starting off with a Harrison Davies (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho/Coeur D'Alene) goal off a pass from Max Marquette (Andover, Minn./Andover) with 1:27 left to go in the initial frame. That was the spark that lit the fuse. The Red & White went on to score ten unanswered goals to close out the first half, giving themselves a commanding 10-3 lead.
Northwestern-St. Paul would find the scoreboard again at the 11:47 mark after halftime, but the Raiders went on to score another four in a row, including a Liam Brown (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) man-down goal from Jacob Killian (Orchard Lake, Mich./St. Mary's Prep) at 4:29. While they didn't score nine goals in a quarter during the second half, MSOE still outpaced the Eagles 4-3 in the third quarter and 3-1 in the fourth. The Raiders outshot their counterparts 60-25, as Davies and Fischer recorded hat tricks in route to their fourth MLC win in five attempts.
Midfielder Harrison Davies has been on fire as of late. In the past two games, the junior has scored ten goals and assisted on two others for a total of 12 points.
MSOE STAT TRACKER
Collin Fischer – 5 goals, 2 assists
Jerred Willhelm (Calgary, Alb./Robert Thirsk)– 9 ground balls
Jacob Boynewicz (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox)– 4 caused turnovers, 1 goal
Sean Finneran (Smithtown, N.Y./Hauppauge)– 7 saves
WHO'S ON DECK
With their four game homestand now in the past, the Raiders will hit the road when they travel to Minnesota to take on North Central. Game time on Saturday is scheduled for 1:00 pm.