MILWAUKEE - Spring is in the air, or so the Raiders hope. Men's Volleyball faces a critical match Wednesday against Carthage and both Softball and Baseball hope to open their home schedules this week. Lacrosse and Men's Tennis are looking to get on a winning track and the Track & Field teams also want to get the outdoor season started.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL (15-2, 11-1 MCVL - W7)
Men's Volleyball has now won seven-straight matches after a four-set win over Mount St. Joseph last Friday. The Raiders have been ranked in the AVCA national poll at #14 the last two weeks. They face #7 Carthage Wednesday in a rematch of a five-set thriller in Kenosha March 1. The loss to the Red Men is MSOE's only loss in the last 16 matches, while Carthage is unbeaten in the league at 14-0. The two teams are the top teams in the MCVL West Division.
LACROSSE (0-4, 0-0 MLC - L4)
Lacrosse continues to chase its first win of the season after a tough 5-3 loss to Augustana last Saturday. The Raiders had plenty of positives to take away from the match, led by goalie Pat Collins. He saved two-thirds of the shots he faced and allowed a season-low five goals. Brett Laffey won 8-of-12 face-offs in the game and MSOE was successful on 19-of-21 clears. The schedule sends the team on the road this week to play at Carroll Wednesday and Fontbonne Saturday.
SOFTBALL (6-4, 0-0 NACC - W2)
Softball returns to action this week in its first games since returning from Florida. The Raiders went 6-4 in Florida and really got going after a rough first day. Shannon Curtis (Pitcher) and Emily Snow (Player) swept the NACC weekly awards after the trip. They open the home slate Friday, hosting Northland for two games Friday.
BASEBALL (5-7, 0-0 NACC - W2)
Baseball had a great trip to Mauston last weekend, seeking better playing conditions than the sudden winter week provided in Milwaukee. The team first played 25 innings over two games (14 innings/11 innings) Saturday in a split with Beloit. Max Kemp had a walk-off hit in game one and Sam Crawford threw 7.1 scoreless innings for the win. Sunday, Michael Boehmer and Matt Mohapp each threw shutouts against Finlandia for a sweep, 9-0 and 2-0. Boehmer struck out nine in a five-hitter while six hitters in the Red & White lineup collected multiple hits. Mohapp did one better, striking out 12 over just 7.0 innings and allowing two hits. MSOE will look to play its first Milwaukee games this weekend, hosting Illinois Tech Sunday at The Rock Complex.
TRACK & FIELD (Men's / Women's)
The Track & Field intended to open the outdoor season last weekend but weather canceled the teams' trip to Rose-Hulman. Instead, the Raiders head to St. Joseph College for the Puma Invitational. Jerica Kotarak was the team's last competitor of the indoor season, taking 11th in both the long and triple jump events at the NCAA Championships March 10-11.
MEN'S TENNIS (1-13, 0-0 NACC - L10)
Men's Tennis returns to the court for a road match at Carroll Saturday after last playing March 2 in Florida. The Raiders got some quality experience on their spring break trip and will look to get back on the winning track against the Pioneers. NACC play starts March 31.
|Wednesday||Men's Volleyball||Carthage||7:00 PM||Video | Live stats
|Wednesday||Lacrosse||@ Carroll||7:00 PM||Live Stats|
||Softball||Northland||3:00 PM||Live stats (G1) | Live stats (G2)
|Friday||Men's Volleyball||@ Lakeland||7:00 PM||Video | Live stats
|Saturday||Track & Field (M/W)||@ Puma Invitational||All Day|
|Saturday||Lacrosse||@ Fontbonne||12:00 PM||Live stats
||Men's Tennis||@ Carroll||1:00 PM|
|Saturday||Men's Volleyball||@ Marian||2:00 PM||Video | Live stats
||Baseball||Illinois Tech||12:00 PM||Live stats (G1) | Live stats (G2)