Aurora Defense Too Much For Raiders Lacrosse

Aurora Defense Too Much For Raiders Lacrosse

MILWAUKEE – Harrison Davies (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho / Coeur D'Alene) had one goal and one assist, while Jacob Killian led the defensive charge with six caused turnovers, but it wasn't enough to keep Aurora from sending the Raiders to a 13-2 defeat at Viets Field on Saturday afternoon.

RESULTS
Aurora – 13
MSOE Raiders – 2

HOW IT HAPPENED
The first quarter of the contest made it seem like it was going to be a straight up defensive battle, and for the most part it was. Aurora (8-3, 6-1 MLC) has one of the more potent offenses in the conference, and MSOE (5-6, 5-2 MLC) was able to keep them under their goals per game average for the season. Unfortunately, the Spartans got close enough to that mark.

AU kicked off the scoring with a goal at 10:50 in the first, one of only two goals that would be scored in the opening 15 minutes. Aurora would add another just seconds later, putting them up 2-0. It looked like it was the Raider's chance to strike back, as Collin Fischer (Lake in the Hills, Ill. / Huntley) put a Harrison Davies pass in the back of the net to cut the Spartan lead in half. Unfortunately, the Aurora response was too much to overcome. The Spartans scored the next six goals, sending the game into the intermission with the score of 8-1.

The second half was much of the same. Harrison Davies scored at 11:21 in the third to put the Raiders down by six, but once again the Spartans went on a tear. Aurora scored the next five goals in a row this go-around, keeping the Raiders off the board for the last 19 minutes of play at the same time. When the final horn sounded, it was the Red & White that were on the wrong end of a 13-2 score.

RAIDER REMARKS
The defeat was the Raiders lowest scoring outing of the season. Their two-goal output was the fewest since losing to Concordia-Wisconsin back on May 3, 2018 in a 14-1 blowout.

MSOE STAT TRACKER
Harrison Davies – 1 goal, 1 assist
Bennett Harris (Wales, Wis. / Kettle Moraine) – 6 groundballs
Jacob Killian (Orchard Lake, Mich. / St. Mary's Prep) – 6 caused turnovers
Colin Hall (Glen Ellyn, Ill. / Benet Academy) – 51:46 played, 16 saves

WHO'S ON DECK
The Raiders will head south to take on Concordia-Chicago this Wednesday. Opening faceoff is set for a rare 2:30 start.

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