MILWAUKEE – Taking a break from MLC play, MSOE welcomed the Trine Thunder to Milwaukee for a chilly Saturday afternoon contest. Unfortunately, the banged up Raiders were not able to keep pace with Trine, who took the game in front of a lively crowd 10-6.
Trine – 10
MSOE Raiders – 6
HOW IT HAPPENED
The goals came early and often in the first quarter of this afternoon's match, with three tallies entering the back of the net within the first four minutes of play. Trine (5-1, 0-0 MIAA) started off the scoring 33 seconds into the ballgame, but MSOE (3-5, 3-1 MLC) answered back quickly. Max Marquette (Andover, Minn./Andover) and Zach Rau (DeForest, Wis./DeForest Area) each scored on unassisted goals less than a minute apart to put the Raiders up 2-1. The score would remain that way until 9:26 in the second, when Eric Peal buried one of his four goals for the Thunder to tie it up a 2-2. The Raiders were outscored 3-1 in the second frame, with Collin Fischer's (Lake in the Hills, Ill./Huntley) score being the only crooked number MSOE put up in the 15-minute span. Trine added one more at 1:11 to send the game into halftime with a 4-3 lead.
The shorthanded Raiders played extremely hard all game, especially in the third quarter. After another Thunder score put MSOE down by two, Fischer would strike again. Well twice to be exact. The junior scored two unanswered goals, tying the game and giving the Raiders a chance for their fourth straight victory heading into the last frame of regulation. Unfortunately, this was where Trine was able to take advantage of the Raider's depleted bench. The Thunder went on to score five goals in the quarter to take an insurmountable advantage. Jack Fisher (Ann Arbor, Mich./Skyline) scored his ninth goal of the season, but it wasn't enough to prevent the 10-6 loss in non-conference action.
The Red & White finish up their non-conference slate with a 1-4 record, but still possess a 3-1 record in MLC play
RAIDER STAT TRACKER – TWO GAME TOTALS
WHO'S ON DECK?
The men will wrap up their four-game home stand and head back into conference play this Wednesday when they welcome Northwestern-St. Paul to Viets Field for a 7:00 pm start.