MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin had its best offensive output in program history on Wednesday evening as 16 players found the back of the net during a 27-4 rout of Midwest Lacrosse Conference foe MSOE at Fitting Field.
The Falcons set program records for points (43), goals (27), assists (16), ground balls (59) and face-offs won (25), as they led from the start of the contest. Freshman Danny Bundra (Lake Zurich, Ill.) set a program record with 25 face-offs won.
With the win, CUW (9-5, 6-2) set a new program high for conference wins in a season. The Falcons jumped out to a commanding 8-0 advantage before the Raiders tallied a goal. CUW then scored nine-consecutive goals before MSOE recorded a man-up tally, their only of the game, with eight minutes to play in the third period. The Falcons scored six more goals prior to the Raiders striking again, which was followed by three CUW markers before each team traded a goal to end the matchup.
The game was a high-scoring affair for the Falcons, yet sloppy at times with a program record 36 turnovers committed, 22 of which were caused by the Raiders. They also were whistled for seven penalties, resulting in six minutes and 30 seconds in the penalty box.
Numerous players set new career-highs, including junior Peter Morton (Albany, Ga.) who had five points (three goals, two assists). Freshman Jeremy Roe (Duncan, British Columbia) set a new career-high with four points (two goals, two assists), while freshman Jake Jackson (Andover, Minn.) had a career-best three goals. Sophomore Matt Larsen (Gurnee, Ill.) assisted a trio of goals, also a new career high.
Between the pipes, it was a collective effort again, as all four goalkeepers saw action. Freshman Thomas Mueller (Prior Lake, Minn.) set a career-high with three saves and three ground balls.
The 23-goal differential was also a new program best.
CUW returns to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Augustana College at Fitting Field with a spot on the line for the MLC Tournament.