MILWAUKEE - The fall season is over and winter sports are now in full swing for MSOE Athletics this week. Hockey and Wrestling are entrenched in the early portions of their schedules, while both basketball teams will kick off the regular season on Saturday.
HOCKEY (1-3-2, 1-3-2 NCHA - L1)
After opening the season with six-straight NCHA contest, Hockey takes its seemingly annual mid-season break from league play for a five-game run of non-NCHA foes. That stretch kicks off this weekend with a pair of WIAC teams in UW-Stout Friday and UW-River Falls Saturday. In direct contrast to last season, all five non-conference games this season are at home. The Raiders are coming off back-to-back weekends with a loss and draw and will look to get back on track this weekend. Some players are in mid-season form as Gage Christianson (4g, 3a) and James Ring (2g, 5a) lead the team in scoring with seven points each. Matthew Romund has added three power play goals and three assists to the office as a defenseman.
WRESTLING (0-1 - L1)
The Wrestling team is coming off the Dan Grabel Open last weekend, where Austin Bellile and Devon McCune each placed. Bellile is off to an impressive start this season, running roughshod over the competition in the 285-pound bracket to take first place. He posted a 7-0 decision and three falls of 0:37, 0:55 and 0:56 on the day. He's 5-0 this season after opening the year with an 11-0 win at CUW in a dual meet. The Raiders will return to the mats at CUW this weekend, competing at the Falcons' CUW Open Saturday.
Men's Basketball got some experience behind it with an exhibition game at Division I Milwaukee last Friday. This weekend will be the start of games that count, as the Raiders open the regular season Saturday at Beloit. Collin Seubert impressed against the Panthers with a game-high 15 points, while several players got valuable minutes as the team looks to replace four starters. Alex Darville finished with nine points, four rebounds and three assists, while getting to the free throw line 12 times in a solid, all-around performance.
Women's Basketball opens the Katie Nelson era Saturday, hosting Lake Forest on Saturday. Nelson takes over a team that returns threee starters from last season and has won 38 games over the last two seasons. Saturday's game will be her head coaching debut. For a complete preview of the Raiders' 2016-17 season, check GO-RAIDERS.com later this week.
|Friday||Hockey||UW-Stout||7:00 PM||Video | Live stats
|Saturday||Wrestling||@ Concordia Wisconsin Open||9:00 AM|
||1:00 PM||Live stats|
|Saturday||Women's Basketball||Lake Forest||5:00 PM||Video | Live stats|
|Saturday||Hockey||UW-River Falls||7:00 PM||Video | Live stats