DEFIANCE, Ohio – Junior Zachary Dawiec and freshman Andrew Clemens each scored four goals as the MSOE lacrosse team set a school record with 15 goals in a 15-0 rout of Defiance Saturday afternoon at Coressel Stadium.
The Raiders (1-7, 1-5 MLC) also posted their first-ever shutout behind five saves from junior Adam Kocsis. It's their first win since a forfeit against the Yellow Jackets (0-10, 0-5 MLC) last season. MSOE last won on the field April 29, 2012, 10-2 vs. Alma at home. Kocsis was also the goalie in that Alma victory.
Clemens posted his second four-goal game of the season and added an assist. It was his third hat trick of the season, while Dawiec also added his third with a career-best four goals in the game. Senior Jesus Arguelles, junior Brent Finnegan and sophomore Zachary Markell each scored twice, while senior Zack Nielsen also found the back of the net.
MSOE dominated the stat sheet, outshooting the home team 56-14 and collecting more than twice as many ground balls (48-22). The Red and White was also successful on 17-of-20 clear attempts.
Dawiec got the scoring started midway through the first quarter and was followed just 1:37 later by Finnegan's first score. Dawiec added another goal and Arguelles scored to stake the Raiders to a 4-0 lead after one frame. They added four more goals in the second quarter, with Dawiec completing the hat trick just 39 seconds in. Clemens then added back-to-back goals and Dawiec followed with his fourth goal to make it 8-0.
Arguelles and Markell each scored goals in the third quarter before the Raiders broke out for five goals in the final frame. MSOE tallied three-straight up goals from Markell and two from Clemens. Nielsen then got on the scoresheet and Finnegan rounded out the scoring with eight minutes to play.
The win, which is the third in program history, is the first for head coach Sean Farrell. The scoring output also gave the Raiders 44 for the season, just two back of the school record set in 2013. The team's single-game record was 10 scored in the Alma victory.
MSOE returns to action at Benedictine on Wednesday.