Raiders Fall Short in Season Finale

Raiders Fall Short in Season Finale

MILWAUKEE – Freshman Andrew Clemens scored his sixth hat trick of the season, and found the back of the net in his 12th-straight game, but it was not enough as the MSOE lacrosse team dropped its season finale to Mount St. Joseph 12-6 Saturday afternoon at Viets Field.

The Raiders (2-12, 1-9 MLC) trailed 6-1 early, but pulled within one of the Lions (4-13, 3-7 MLC) at 6-5, but could get no closer.

Clemens scored three goals and assisted on another in the game. He finished the season with school records for goals (28), assists (10) and points (38).

Sophomore Zachary Markell had two goals and an assist, while junior Jesus Arguelles had a goal and assist of his own.

MSJ scored the first two goals of the game midway through the opening quarter, but Clemens quickly answered to make it 2-1. From there, the Lions scored four-straight goals to take a 6-1 lead just under a minute into the second quarter.

Clemens then scored back-to-back goals and Arguelles scored another to make it 6-4 at halftime. Markell then pulled the Raiders within one at 6-5 just 81 seconds into the second half.

The visitors then rattled off four-straight goals to make it a 10-5 game. Markell responded, but MSJ added a pair of insurance goals to provide for the final score.

Junior Adam Koscis made 12 saves in goal for MSOE. He was supported on the defense by juniors James Simonson, Maxwell Wasscher and Arguelles. Simonson caused five turnovers and had 10 ground balls, while Wasscher had five caused turnovers and seven ground balls. Arguelles was also a nuisance for the Lions, causing four turnovers and picking up six ground balls.