Raiders Put Three Past Sabercats in Milwaukee

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson
Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

THE LEAD

MILWAUKEE -- The Raiders of the Milwaukee School of Engineering called the shots tonight, winning 3-0 over MBU at Viets Field in downtown Milwaukee.

The loss leaves the Sabercats in search of their first win, as they fall to 0-5-0 for the 2018 season.

THE OVERVIEW

  • Result: Maranatha 0-3 MSOE
  • Venue: Viets Field, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Location: Milwaukee
  • Attendance: 110
  • Records: MBU (0-5-0), MSOE (3-2-0)

THE STORY

Despite being outshot and outplayed, the Sabercats stayed tight on defense and forced MSOE to earn their chances. The breakthrough came in the 23rd minute when the Raiders executed a well-rehearsed play from a throw-in that resulted in an open shot for Joey Schauer. 1-0 Raiders.

Schauer went on to add his second goal of the game in the 41st minute when he pounced on a loose pass deep in the Sabercats' end. Schauer took a few touches to his left before finishing hard and low into the right corner to give the Raiders a two-goal lead entering halftime.

The third and final goal of the game came in the 54th minute when a hard-charging Lucas D'Amato blew by the Sabercats' defense on the left wing. D'Amato finished his run with a drilled finished into the right side-netting to give the Raiders their third and final goal of the night.

THE STATS

  • Rade Novakovich: fired 11 shots; 8 on goal for MSOE
  • Andrew Taylor: 11 saves on the night
  • Josh Hockema: first career start
  • Schauer: 2 goals
  • Series: with tonight's win, MSOE leads the series, 27-14-3 

THE OPPONENTS

  • The Raiders compete in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
  • MSOE has reached the NACC Conference Championship three of the last four seasons
  • The Raiders are yet to begin conference play
  • MSOE is currently ranked #12 in the Midwest region (NCAA DIII)

THE OUTLOOK

The Sabercats will return home to take on Beloit on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Find details of the game at mbusabercats.com/composite.