SEPT 19: Raider Weekly Preview

SEPT 19: Raider Weekly Preview

Just two teams host home events this week as the fall season continues in full swing. (Home events in BOLD)

RAIDER OF THE WEEK: Sara Travia, Women's Soccer

WEDNESDAY WTEN vs. Marian, 4 PM; WVB @ Marian, 7 PM; WSOC @ Marian, 7 PM; MSOC vs. Edgewood, 7 PM.
FRIDAY WTEN @ Beloit, 3:30 PM.
SATURDAY XC @ Roy Griak Invite; WSOC @ CUW, 1 PM; WVB @ Lawrence, 1 PM; MSOC @ CUW, 3:30 PM.
SUNDAY GOLF @ WLC Fall Invitational; WTEN vs. Edgewood, 10 AM.

Friday: MSOE @ Beloit, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: MSOE vs. Edgewood, 10 a.m. (McKinley Marina)

Women's Tennis is off to a 2-1 NACC start, splitting a pair of road matches at Dominican and Aurora over the weekend. Carly Grant has won five-straight singles matches and is off to a 5-1 record, primarily at #1. Sammy Soeder has acclimated well to college tennis with a 3-3 singles mark, primarily at #2. Grant and Soeder have paired at #1 doubles with a 3-3 record, so far.

The Raiders have a busy week coming up, hosting NACC matches with Marian Wednesday and Edgewood Sunday. In between that, the team heads to Beloit for a non-league match Friday.

Up Next: Women's Tennis has another busy week ahead with four matches, starting Monday against Alverno. The team plays at Concordia Chicago Oct. 1 and hosts a non-league triangular (vs. Mills & Westminster) Oct. 2.

Wednesday: MSOE @ Marian, 7 p.m. [Video/Live stats]
Saturday: MSOE @ Concordia Wisconsin, 1 p.m.  [Video/Live Stats]

Women's Soccer opened NACC play with a decisive 7-0 rout of Dominican on Saturday. Sara Travia notched a hat trick and added an assist in just 30 minutes of action. She now leads the team with four goals and two assists for 10 points on the year. Her 54 career goals are second in school history and closing in on second in points with 132.

The Raiders are off to a 4-2 start against a tough schedule. The performance has the team up to 102 in the HeroSports.com rankings, a jump of 92 places in one week. MSOE also played mid-week at #6 Chicago last week, falling 5-1. Aly Loepfe put the Red & White ahead 1-0 in the first minute of the match, which is the only goal the Maroons have allowed this season.

Up Next: Women's Soccer faces a four-match week next week, kicking off with non-league matches at Maranatha Sept. 27 and at home vs. UW-Oshkosh two days later. The Raiders host Alverno Oct. 1 and play at Lake Forest the next day. 

Wednesday: MSOE vs. Edgewood, 7 p.m.  [Live Stats/Video]
Saturday: MSOE @ Concordia Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. [Live Stats/Video]

Men's Soccer suffered a tough 0-2 week last week, with road losses at Carroll and Dubuque.

The Raiders are starting league play this week, hosting Edgewood on Wednesday and playing at Concordia Wisconsin Saturday. Last season, MSOE defeated EC 8-1 in Madison behind a school-record five goals from Braden Andryk. It also handed CUW its only NACC loss of the season as the Falcons took the NACC regular season title.

Up Next: Men's Soccer has a three-match week of its own next week, playing at Marian Sept. 28, hosting Rockford Oct. 1 and playing at UW-Platteville the next day.

Wednsday: MSOE @ Marian, 7 p.m. 
Saturday: MSOE @ Lawrence, 1 p.m. [Video]

Women's Volleyball continued some steady improvement, breaking through for its first win of the season with a shutout of Macalester and battling Maranatha through five sets before falling. The Raiders opened the week with their first two NACC matches, against the top two squads from the NACC preseason poll. They have also taken on UW-Oshkosh, which was up to #23 in the national rankings last week.

Sarabeth Haworth averaged 2.53 kills and 2.53 digs per set over her last three matches with a pair of kill/digs double-doubles Saturday. She is re-acclimating nicely to outside hitter after olaying libero last season. Hannah Pekarek continues to lead the team attack, posting 10+ kills in five of her last six matches with three double-doubles.

Up Next: Women's Volleyball has a rematch at Maranatha Sept. 27 before a home league weekend against Concordia Chicago Sept. 30 and Aurora Oct. 1.

Saturday: MSOE @ Roy Griak Invitational (Minneapolis), 9 a.m.

Men's Cross Country team continued a strong team start to the season with its top five runners each scoring in the top 25 at the Tom Hoffman Invitational. The Raiders took third at the meet behind #8 UW-La Crosse and just six points back of host UW-Whitewater. Trey Horbinski and Austin Wright continue to run out ahead of the squad, with Horbinski edging Wright by five seconds. Each runner has led the team at two meets this season.

For the Women's Cross Country team, the Hoffman Invite provided another strong team performance. The Raiders had their top four runners finish within 22 seconds of each other, led by Becky Sondelski. The team's pack running has improved greatly this season, while the pack closing the gap with the lead runner is another step in the right direction.

Up Next: Cross Country heads to the Warrior Invitational Oct. 1 at Greenfield Park in West Allis.

Sunday-Monday: MSOE @ WLC Fall Invitational

Golf took 23rd out of 32 teams at the Midwest Region Classic. Will Arndt led the team +14 (158), carding only round of the 70's with a +6 (78) on Sunday.

Arndt is having a strong first season for the Raiders, as both he and Eric Fulsaas are averaging scores in the 70's for the season. Arndt took over the team lead at 79.00 after the Midwest Region Classic, while Fulsaas is averaging 79.50 strokes per round.

Up Next: Golf gets to host its only home tournament of the season with the MSOE Invitational Oct. 2-3 at Grand Geneva Resort.

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