MEQUON, Wis. – MSOE lacrosse headed up I-43 to take on top seeded Concordia-Wisconsin, looking to move on to the MLC championship game for the first time in school history. The Falcons had other ideas, once again denying the Raiders a victory in their 10-6 upending of the Red & White on Wednesday afternoon.
MSOE Raiders – 6
Concordia Wisconsin – 10
HOW IT HAPPENED
The ballgame started off the way you'd want it to if you were MSOE (7-9, 7-4 MLC), as Harrison Davies (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho / Coeur D'Alene) scored the first of his three goals at the 12:07 mark in the first quarter. Unfortunately, that would be the last lead that the Raiders held throughout the afternoon, though they did keep it close for much of the game. Concordia-Wisconsin (14-3, 11-0 MLC) answered back by scoring five of the next eight goals, building a 5-4 lead as both teams headed into the intermission.
The third quarter is where the Falcons really took control of the game, coming out of the locker rooms by scoring the first three second half tallies. Davies added another goal to his total at 2:01 in the third frame to bring the Raiders within three at 8-5, but CUW scored back to back goals again in the middle of the fourth to ice the victory. MSOE led the way in shots on goals, faceoff wins, and groundballs, but it wasn't enough to prevent the 10-6 season ending defeat.
This was the 12th time that the two programs have met, with each game going the way of Concordia Wisconsin. Even though the Raiders lost only by one back on March 9th, the Raiders have yet to score in double figures in the series history and have kept the Falcons under the same mark only twice.