Fall events are in full swing, while Rowing gets started on the weekend with the annual Milwaukee River Challenge. (Home events in BOLD)
RAIDER OF THE WEEK: Braden Andryk, Men's Soccer
|TUESDAY||WVB @ Concordia Wisconsin, 7 PM.|
|WEDNESDAY||WSOC @ Chicago, 4 PM; MSOC @ Carroll, 7:30 PM|
|THURSDAY||WVB vs. Edgewood, 7 PM|
|SATURDAY||ROWING hosts Milwaukee River Challenge; GOLF @ Midwest Region Fall Classic; XC @ Tom Hoffman Invite, 10:45 AM; WTEN @ Dominican, 10 AM / @ Aurora, 2 PM; WSOC vs. Dominican, Noon; WVB vs. Macalester, 1 PM / vs. Maranatha, 5 PM; MSOC @ Dubuque, 3 PM|
Tuesday: MSOE @ Concordia Wisconsin, 7 p.m. [Live stats]
Thursday: MSOE vs. Edgewood, 7 p.m. [Video | Live Stats]
Saturday: MSOE vs. Macalester, 1 p.m. [Video | Live Stats] / vs. Maranatha, 5 p.m. [Video | Live Stats]
Women's Volleyball got off to a rough start last week, dropping a mid-week match to Ripon before falling in four matches at the UW-Oshkosh Pizza Hut Classic. Each match, the Raiders started off strong and steadily improved through the week, pushing matches to five and four sets to end the tournament. Hannah Pekarek posted back-to-back double-doubles on Saturday and was named to the Pizza Hut Classic All-Tournament Team.
MSOE opens NACC play with matches at Concordia Wisconsin Tuesday and Edgewood Thursday before hosting a triangular Saturday against Macalester and Maranatha.
Up Next: Women's Volleyball plays at Marian Sept. 21 and at Lawrence Sept. 24.
Women's Soccer saw its perfect start to the season come to an end Sunday with a tough 1-0 loss at UW-La Crosse. But, wins over Kalamazoo, St. Mary's and UW-Stout have the Raiders at 3-1. Carly Mitus scored her second goal of the season at Stout to tie the match and Sara Travia netted the winner on a penalty kick for her first goal in her season debut.
Mary McFee has been impressive in goal, posting 24 saves through four matches. She boasts a .889 save percentage, 0.75 GAA and a shutout. She was named the NACC Player of the Week and the Ian's Pizza Raider of the Week on Sept. 5.
The Raiders toughest test is Wednesday, as they play at #8 Chicago and open NACC play with Dominican Saturday. The Stars finished second in the league last season, but MSOE defeated them in their last matchup to advance to the 2015 NACC Championship match.
Up Next: Women's Soccer hits the road for league matchs at Marian Sept. 21 and Concordia Wisconsin Sept. 24.
Men's Soccer are coming off a three-win week last week, 3-0 at Lawrence Wednesday, 2-1 over Illinois Tech Friday and 2-0 against #18 Rose-Hulman Sunday. Braden Andryk drove the offense all week, scoring five goals and assisting on another. He netted the game-winner in each of the three games.
Sunday's win over the Fightin' Engineers was a true team effort, as Andryk netted a pair of goals inside the first 25 minutes and the defense put together a dominant effort to make the lead hold up. Jeff Clements finished with six saves in goal for his first shutout.
This week, the team faces tough regional competition in Carroll and Dubuque. MSOE scored wins over both teams last season at home.
Up Next: Men's Soccer plays at Carroll Sept. 14 at Dubuque Sept. 17.
Saturday: MSOE hosts Milwaukee River Challenge, 10 a.m.
Rowing is the final of the fall sports to get underway, opening the fall portion of its schedule Saturday with the annual Milwaukee River Challenge on the Milwaukee River. The event gives students and the surrounding community the opportunity to cheer on the Raiders as they row pas campus. The first race for MSOE will be the Men's 8+ and should start at approximately 10 a.m.
For more information on the Milwaukee River Challenge, click here. Check out GO-RAIDERS.com later this week for a season preview for the 2016-17 MSOE Rowing Team.
Up Next: Rowing returns to the water Oct. 2 for the Tail of the Fox Regatta in DePere, Wisconsin.
Saturday: MSOE @ Dominican, 10 a.m. / @ Aurora, 2 p.m.
Women's Tennis opened up NACC play with a big 5-4 win over Wisconsin Lutheran last Friday. The Raiders swept doubles play and took the top two singles points to get past the Warriors on the road. Carly Grant (#1 singles) and Sammy Soeder (#2) teamed for a win at #1 doubles and each posted straight-set wins in singles.
Grant is off to a 3-1 record in singles, while Soeder is 2-2 to start her collegiate career to give MSOE a strong presence at the top of the singles lineup. The duo have also posted a 2-2 doubles mark.
Up Next: Women's Tennis hosts Marian Sept. 21, plays at Beloit the 23rd and hosts Edgewood on Sept. 25.
Saturday: MSOE @ Tom Hoffman Invitational (UW-Whitewater Campus), 10:45 a.m.
The Men's Cross Country team is off to a strong start to the season, having finished second at each of the first two meets of the season. Last weekend, the Raiders were second at the Ken Weidt Classic. They finished behind only Division II Concordia-St. Paul, while the third place was 25 points back of the Red & White. Austin Wright has taken fourth each of the last two weekends to leads strong all-around performances by the team.
On the women's side, MSOE has seen solid improvement across the board. Alex Muench was the team's top finisher at the Weidt Classic, shaving 1:04 off her personal-best time for a 6000m distance. The remaining four scorers at the meet then finished within 12 seconds of each other.
Up Next: Cross Country heads to the Roy Griak Invitational Sept. 24 in the Twin Cities.
Saturday-Sunday: MSOE @ Midwest Region Fall Classic
The Golf team faced a tough weekend last weekend, as both Will Arndt and Eric Fulsaas carded scores in the 70s in both rounds of the Tim Kopka Memorial Invitational, but the team finished 23rd. The round of the weekend, however, went to Andrew Ramirez, who finished strong with a +3 (74) on Saturday.
The Raiders are also competing at the Frank Wrigglesworth Invitational in Eau Claire over Sunday and Monday, taking 13th among 16 teams.
Up Next: Golf heads to the WLC Fall Invitational Sept. 25-26.