RIVER FOREST, Ill – Collin Fischer (Lake in the Hills, Ill. / Huntley) scored in double digits yet again and the Raiders defense allowed just three shots on goal, as MSOE lacrosse got back into the win column with a 21-1 win over Concordia-Chicago on Wednesday afternoon.
MSOE RAIDERS – 21
Concordia-Chicago – 1
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a tough game against Aurora in which they scored just two goals, MSOE (6-6, 6-2 MLC) needed to come out and get the victory against Concordia-Chicago (4-9, 2-6 MLC). The win wasn't needed just for team morale, but to also keep them securely in the playoff hunt. Well, the Raiders responded in a big way, easily caging the Cougars on their home turf.
The Raiders kicked off the scoring with four goals in the first 15 minutes, starting with a Harrison Davies (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho / Coeur D'Alene) shot that went in at 7:20. The game entered a lull but picked up again when Jacob Boynewicz (Virginia Beach, Va. / Cox) set up John Wilson (New Oxford, Pa. / New Oxford) for one of his four goals in the contest at 1:51. With the Raiders up 2-0, it became the Collin Fischer show again, as the junior went on a tear for the second time in three games. Fischer scored the next four goals, part of his ten throughout the course of the ballgame. That total now places him second all time in goals scored in a single game, one behind the record of 11 he set back on April 6th against North Central (Minn.).
The Raiders were up 10-0 by the time that the second half rolled around, and with victory in sight, the Red & White had a chance to blank another opponent this season. MSOE headed into the final frame still without letting a Cougars shot reach the twine, but the shutout was not to be as CUC scored with 13 minutes left to go. The Raiders wouldn't let that single tally bother them, as five different Red & White players went on to score in the final quarter for a total of eight goals and a final score of 21-1.
After their initial rough start to begin the season ended, the Raiders have responded in style to any losses they have been handed. Since March 16th, the Raiders have scored a total of 56 goals (18.7 gpg) in the games following a defeat.
MSOE STAT TRACKER
Collin Fischer – 10 goals, 3 ground balls, 1 assist
John Wilson – 4 goals, 4 assists, 3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover
John Kubicki (Naperville, Ill. / Neuqua Valley) – 9 ground balls, 1 caused turnover
Colin Hall (Glen Ellyn, Ill. / Benet Academy) – 30:00 minutes played, 2 saves
WHO'S ON DECK
The Red & White will have a long trip ahead of them for they're next contest, heading to Cornell College for a 4:00 pm start on Saturday afternoon.