Herzog sparked Men's Basketball to two more wins last week, extending the team's winning streak to eight-straight games. He scored 17 points on shot 7-of-8 and 3-for-4 on three's at Wisconsin Lutheran Wednesday in just 15 minutes. MSOE was able to avenge its only loss of the season. He had another 12 points against Lakeland Saturday, hitting 5-of-8 from the field including several key baskets down the stretch.
Boynton made 31 saves to post his first collegiate shutout for the Hockey team last Thursday at #13/15 Marian. It was his third win of the season with at least 30 saves this season and the second time he anchored a victory over a nationally-ranked team after the Raiders defeated No. 1 St. Norbert Nov. 3.
Kearns scored two goals for the Hockey team in their return to the ice this past Saturday against Babson. After the Beavers took an early lead, he quickly struck for the equalizer. Then, he put the Raiders ahead with his second goal of the afternoon, 2-1.
Palesse led the Men's Basketball team to a thrilling 96-84 win at Lakeland last Saturday in a showdown of two of the three teams tied for first place in the NACC standings. He scored 24 points to go with seven assists and three steals as the Raiders overcame a 13-point first-half deficit. MSOE outscored the Muskies 54-34 in the second half. Palesse shot 7-of-9 from the field and tied a school record with a 10-for-10 clip at the free throw line.
Kirmse led the Men's Basketball team to a pair of decisive victories last week to run its record to 9-1 this season. He scored 25.0 points per game on 63.3 percent shooting from the field and 56.3 percent from three-point range. He also grabbed 4.5 rebounds per game. In a 91-67 win over Maranatha, he tallied 22 points with four 3-pointers and six rebounds in just 21 minutes of action. Then, the Raiders dismantled Aurora 116-85 on the road behind a 28-point effort from Kirmse. He knocked down five more three-pointers in the game.
Matticks took first place at 174 pounds at the North Central Invitational last weekend. He racked up three falls in his wake on the way to the first-place match before grinding out a one-point win. His matches got progressively shorter as he opened with a win in 5:25 before pinning his next opponent in 5:00. He then punched his ticket for the title bout with a fall in 3:30. Once there, he scored a 3-2 win.
Spanbauer led the Women's Basketball team to its fourth-straight win to start the season, a 62-50 victory at Marian last Saturday. She went 4-for-6 from three-point range on her way to a game-high 18 points. She also blocked a pair of shots on defense.
Kirmse led the Men's Basketball team to a pair of road wins last weekend, culminating with a win over defending Midwest Conference Champion Monmouth Sunday. He averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 steals over the two games, shooting 53.3 percent (8-for-15) from three-point range. Against the Fighting Scots Sunday, he knocked down five 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 24 points, adding six rebounds and four steals in the win. Kirmse also had 15 points at Knox on Saturday.
Kirmse went off for 27 points at Lawrence Saturday, leading the Men's Basketball team to a 19-point win over the Vikings. He shot 11-of-16 from the field, including four 3-pointers. He also pulled down six rebounds in the game.
Spanbauer propelled the Women's Basketball team to a 58-56 win in its season-opener Saturday. She had 15 points and six steals in the game but, more importantly, hit the go-ahead free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation. Then, she blocked the Pioneer's attempt at a go-ahead basket just ahead of the final buzzer.
Ostrowski scored the game-winning goal Saturday in the Hockey team's in a 3-2 upset of #1 St. Norbert. He pounced on a weak clearance, spun, and beat the goalie top shelf for the Raiders first win of the season.
The trio earned All-NACC status on their way to leading the Men's Cross Country team to second place at the NACC Championships last weekend. The group finished consecutively in sixth, seventh, and eighth places in a historic race for the Raiders. Kozinski led the way with a time of 25:49.7, just ahead of Lambrecht in 25:54.0 and Bostwick with a time of 25:56.7. Prior to the race, there had been just six runners to crack the 26-minute mark for an 8000m race. Saturday marked the first time three players had eclipsed the time in one race while Kozinski and Lambrecht are the first freshmen to achieve the feat.
Marchionna picked the right time for his first collegiate shutout, leading men's soccer to a 1-0 victory over Aurora Saturday to clinch a NACC regular season title. Facing the second-place Spartans, he made eight saves in the match in a 2-0 Raider victory. He also stopped five shots Wednesday at Concordia Wisconsin, allowing just one goal. For the week, he stopped 13-of-14 shots on goal for a .929 save percentage and posted a 0.50 GAA.
Ruark was golden for the Women’s Soccer team this week, netting game-winners in overtime in a pair of road games. She struck for the game’s lone goal in the second minute of overtime at Concordia Chicago Wednesday. Then, Saturday, she was the deciding factor in the second overtime of a 1-0 win at Benedictine.
Schauer helped Men's Soccer extend its winning streak to 10 games with a pair of games last week. He scored four goals in two games, including a pair of game-winners. On Wednesday, the Milwaukee native tallied a hat trick in a 5-1 win over Marian. Then, he notched the game-winner at Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday.
Ruona led the Triathlon team in action at the Tri the Illini, taking third overall and helping the Raiders to second among the four Division III teams. She posted a time of 1:10:30.6 to finish just about 75 seconds off the winner's pace.
Schauer scored four goals and tallied a pair of assists in a pair of league wins for Men’s Soccer last week. He scored two goals, including the game-winner, and had an assist in each of the games—on the road at Edgewood Wednesday and at home against Illinois Tech Saturday. The Raiders’ 4-0 shutout of IIT Saturday was their sixth-straight win.
Ruark scored all three MSOE goals as the Women’s Soccer team posted shutouts of Lake Forest and North Park. She picked up her first two collegiate goals against Lake Forest Thursday at home. She followed that up with the game-winner in the 11th minute at NPU.
Novakovich sparked Men's Soccer to its first two wins of the season, scoring five of the team's eight goals in big road wins at Lawrence and Ripon. After opening his season scoring account at LU Wednesday, he scored all four goals in a 4-1 win at Ripon Saturday. It was just the third four-goal game by a Red & White player since 2004 and is tied for the second-most goals in a game in that time.
Pekarek had a tremendous opening weekend at the Lake Forest Invitational last weekend. She averaged 3.22 kills and 4.33 digs per set over four matches, posting three double-doubles and one 20-20 match. She peaked on day two, posting 18 kills and 25 digs in a five-set win over St. John Fisher before a 20-kill, 22-dig performance against Loras hours later.
The boat of seniors Robert Lancaster, Seth LiaBraaten, Chris Gloeckle, coxswain Francis Sena, and junior Jonah Meffert competed at the IRA Championships this past weekend, rowing into the 4th Final of the Varsity 4 before the regatta came to an abrupt end due to inclement weather. The Raiders took fourth in their opening heat and their reps heat Friday and the semifinals Saturday.
Kotarak competed at the NCAA Championships last week in both the long jump and triple jump events. Competing at the national meet for the sixth-straight season, she placed 12th in the long jump with a leap of 18-4 1/2 on Thursday. She then jumped 37-8 1/2 in the triple jump Saturday to place 19th.
Kotarak punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in the long jump at the NCAA Final Qualifier, leaping 19-0 in her final attempt. She won the event by 13 and vaulted into a tie for seventh in the nation. She qualified for the national meet for the sixth-straight season (indoor/outdoor) and will compete in both the long jump and triple jump for the fourth time.
The Varsity 4 posted the program's best-ever showing at last weekend's Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. The Raiders got off to a strong start Friday with a fourth-place finish in the opening heats out of 30 boats. The crew posted its fastest-ever 2000-meter time of 6:18.756 and was within three seconds of the top spot. After taking second in a tight semifinals heat, finishing 1.256 seconds out of first and 0.175 seconds ahead of third, the team qualified for the Thomas A. Curran Cup Grand Finals Saturday. In the finals, the Red & White posted its best-ever finish at the regatta, taking fourth in 6:32.096.
Bilskie led Women's Track & Field to fourth place with the team's highest point total since 2010. She was a part of three record-breaking efforts, finished second in three events, and scored in a fourth. She broke a pair of MSOE hurdling records, finishing second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.17 and running 1:05.65 for second in the 400m hurdles. She was also a part of the runner-up 4x100m relay, which posted a time of 50.43. Each of those times was just off the championship pace, missing out by fractions of a second each time. She added a sixth-place showing in the pole vault, clearing a final height of 9-6 1/4.
Gross led the Baseball team to a 5-2 record, hitting .517 (15-for-29) in six games with three home runs, 12 RBIs, and 12 runs scored. He posted two seven hits against Maranatha in a doubleheader Wednesday, hitting for the cycle in game two. He scored eight runs on the day, hitting a home run and driving in four runs in each game. At the weekend, he posted three multi-hit games in a pair of NACC doubleheaders, finishing with three hits and a pair of runs scored against Wisconsin Lutheran Sunday.
Reid led the Lacrosse team to a 12-4 victory over Cornell College Saturday on Senior Day. He scored three goals and assisted on three more to pace the offense. He also picked up a pair of ground balls and caused a turnover.
Willert struck out nine and allowed just one unearned run in a complete-game victory Baseball last Tuesday as it downed Aurora 9-1 in game two to earn a doubleheader split. The rookie hurler scattered three hits and two walks over 9.0 innings. The lone run came on a pair of first-inning errors while his three hits were distributed evenly through the game in the third, sixth, and ninth innings. He is now 2-2 on the year with one save, a 3.33 ERA, and 27 strikeouts in 27.0 innings of work.
Nelson led the Men’s Tennis team to a 2-0 record, highlighted by a 5-4 win at Edgewood. The Raiders and Eagles shared the league’s regular season championship last season.
Nelson has been perfect since joining the lineup at No. 2 singles and doubles, scoring a pair of wins in both on Saturday. He won his singles match 6-3, 6-2 against the Eagles and was a 6-1, 6-2 winner against Marian. He teamed with sophomore Curt Norton to take doubles points in both matches with a pair of 8-2 wins.
Erdmann led the Lacrosse team to a pair of wins last week, most notably a 10-7 thriller at Trine. He scored three goals in that game as the Raiders tied a program record with their eighth win of the season. He added a goal and an assist against Carroll Wednesday and now has scored a goal in each of the last eight games.