MILWAUKEE – Junior Stephen Bagin followed senior Braden Andryk's shot and tucked the rebound into the net to send the MSOE men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday afternoon at Viets Field.
The Raiders (8-3, 4-1 NACC) got a strong effort from junior Riley Bruce in goal, as he posted his second-straight shutout by stopping nine shots from the Warriors (5-7-1, 1-4 NACC).
It was a tail of two halves for the teams with each team capitalizing with the wind at their back on a particularly windy day.
In the second half, MSOE played with the slight advantage and seized momentum by outshooting WLC 9-2 in the frame. Bagin's winner came after a run by Andryk down the near side. He took a shot across goal, forcing the Warrior keeper into a stretching save. The rebound came loose to the far post where Bagin was crashing the goal and he slotted the ball into the net for the deciding score.
Bruce kept the Raiders in the match in the opening half, as Wisconsin Lutheran took 16 shots and put seven on target. The Elkhorn, Wisconsin, native was up to the task and kept his team into the game until it could regroup at halftime.
Shots finished 18-13 in the visitor's favor. WLC also took 10 corner kicks in the match, all in the first half, compared to six for MSOE.
With the assist, Andryk tallied a point in his 24th-straight game dating back to last season.
The Raiders return to the field Wednesday, hitting the road to take on Concordia Chicago.