MILWAUKEE – In their final tune-up before the NACC postseason tournament, the Raiders women's soccer team was ready for action. This was unfortunate for Concordia Chicago, as they needed a win to get into the playoffs but fell short in the 3-0 Red & White victory.
Concordia Chicago – 0
MSOE – 3
HOW IT HAPPENED
MSOE (12-5-2, 9-2-1 NACC) came into tonight's game in a unique situation. Already knowing they were going to be playing a home conference playoff match, do they take it easy or do they play hard up until the very last minute of the regular season. Head coach Rolf Zersen chose to stick with the latter and it showed. The Raiders dominated the Cougars of Concordia Chicago (6-11-2, 6-5-1 NACC) even with ten substitutes seeing the field for the Red & White. Nikki Ratts scored her fourth goal of the year at 25:19 off a nice setup from Brooke Zidek to give the Raiders the 1-0 lead. They would take that advantage into halftime but increased it quickly once the clock started again. Caitie LeVasseur scored in her seventh straight game at the 52' mark, with Mariah Trevino getting the assist. Brooke Zidek found the scoresheet for the second time when she closed out the Raiders offensive attack with the lone unassisted goal of the evening at 66:45. Meanwhile, Concordia Chicago was limited to just two shots on goal, with neither being a challenge to either Allison Lessila or Tamryn Syron. The Raiders close out the regular season winners of three straight with this evenings final score of 3-0.
- The Raiders haven't allowed a goal in over 270 minute. To find the last crooked number, you'd have to go back to October 23rd in a 4-2 loss to Concordia Wisconsin.
WHO'S ON DECK
While playoff seeding is still up in the air as of this writing, MSOE will play a NACC quarterfinal home game on Sunday starting at 1:00 pm. We hope to see you there.