Minneapolis, Minn. – Collin Fischer (Lake in the Hills, Ill. / Huntley) scored 11 goals, breaking the single game scoring record, and the Raiders defense limited their opponents to just five shots on their way to a 23-3 victory that moves MSOE to .500 for the season.
MSOE Raiders – 23
North Central – 3
HOW IT HAPPENED
MSOE (5-5, 5-1 MLC) knew they had a good chance to come away with another MLC conference win this afternoon, as they were taking on a North Central (0-7, 0-6 MLC) team that had yet to win a ballgame. But you still got to play the game in order to get the victory, and the Raiders did just that. The Red & White started off the contest by scoring the first three goals, two by John Wilson (New Oxford, Pa. / New Oxford) and one by Collin Fischer, before Matt Vang put the Rams on the board. Less than a minute later, Harrison Davies (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho / Coeur D'Alene) would score back to back goals that started a 14-0 Raiders run that extended into the third period. Fischer scored five goals during this streak, which included three goals in a row at 3:49 and 3:06 in the first and 13:41 in the second.
With the score 14-1 at halftime, all the Raiders needed to do to win was stay focused and not allow North Central to creep back into this game. While MSOE gave up two Ram goals in the third quarter, the North Central scoring would stop there. The Red & White added nine goals to their already impressive total in the second half, including another instance of Collin Fischer scoring back to back to back goals. A massive amount of credit goes out to the defensive unit as well, allowing only five shots in one of the best performances in school history. The team shot 62 total shots and accumulated 36 total points, fifth highest ever in a game in their respective categories, as the Raiders moved to 5-1 on the season with a 23-3 thrashing of the Rams on the road.
Not only did Collin Fischer break the single game scoring record, his performance also places him in third for single game points and shots taken in a game.
MSOE STAT TRACKER
Collin Fischer – 11 goals, 16 shots
Harrison Davies – 4 goals, 3 assists
Jerred Willhelm (Calgary, Alb. / Robert Thirsk) – 10 ground balls, 1 goal, 2 assists
Matt Krcma (Stoughton, Wis. / Stoughton) – 2 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
WHO'S ON DECK
With just five games left in the regular season, the boys will look to get another pivotal win against Benedictine at home this Wednesday. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm.