PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The Rob Harrington era started this evening for MSOE men's soccer, taking the helm after the loss of longtime head coach Jimmy Banks. The Raiders turned in a gritty performance that would have made their late coach proud, and at the same time gave their current leader something to build off of in their 1-1 double overtime tie.
FINAL – 2OT
MSOE – 1
UW-Platteville - 1
HOW IT HAPPENED
MSOE (0-0-1) and UW-Platteville (0-0-1) both were left scoreless after the first half, one that saw the Raiders take five more shots than the Pioneers. Platteville used an interesting strategy however, subbing early and often to get the freshest bodies out on the pitch. This clearly effected the flow of their game however, with their only shot coming at the 12:23 mark. The second half is where the action picked up, seeing each team accrue five shots and one goal each. Joey Schauer broke the scoreless tie with a goal just before the 57-minute mark, but the Pioneers answered quickly with one of their own less than six minutes later.
Just like the Lady Raiders game from this afternoon, this match was not destined for just one overtime. Instead, they were going to get to play an extra 20 minutes past regulation. MSOE was active in the first OT, taking three shots with two on goal. However, they wouldn't get another off in the second overtime, but UW-Platteville wasn't able to take advantage of their four shots in the two extra periods.
This is the programs first tie since they matched Aurora at three back on November 3, 2015.
WHO'S ON DECK
The Red & White will have a full week off before opening up their home slate against Ripon next Saturday at 1:00 pm.