RIVER FOREST, Ill. – There are certain perks that come along with controlling your own destiny. The Raiders were in such a position and did everything they could do to ensure that they would receive the best playoff seeding possible with a shutout win over the Cougars on a dreary Wednesday afternoon.
MSOE – 2
Concordia Chicago – 0
HOW IT HAPPENED
MSOE (9-6-2, 7-3-1 NACC) came into today's contest owners of a NACC playoff spot, but unsure of where they would land on the bracket. However, they were sure that they needed to score at least two goals in order to have tiebreakers fall their way in case the seeding puzzle came down to that. Needless to say, there was some concern when the Red & White didn't score in the first half against Concordia Chicago (9-8, 6-5 NACC). Those worries were wiped away when Drew Baumann scored unassisted at 62:15 to get the Raiders on the board. It would take another 18 minutes, but Baumann scored yet again thanks to a Joey Schauer helper that gave the Red & White the two goals they needed coming into the match. The Raiders defense did their part as well, limiting the Cougars to just nine shots. Ron Marchionna saw six of those attempts but turned each and every single one of them away as MSOE comes back to Milwaukee with a 2-0 victory.
- The Raiders have been a playoff fixture for over a decade. They have made every single tournament since the 2007 season.
- Today's victory was the sixth time that the Raiders have shut out their opponent during the 2019 campaign. They only accomplished that feat four times last season.
WHO'S ON DECK
The Raiders will now await seeding for the 2019 NACC men's soccer tournament. The Red & White will play on Saturday, but whether that is home or away is still unknown. Stay tuned to Raiders social media for the latest updates.