Raiders shut out Lawrence

Raiders shut out Lawrence

APPLETON, Wis. -- MSOE goaltender Austin Campbell made 28 saves Thursday, and the Raiders posted a 3-0 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association victory over Lawrence University at the Appleton Family Ice Center.

After making just four saves in the opening period, Campbell stopped 12 shots in both the second and third to keep the Vikings off the board. It was the first time the Vikings had been shut out since November 2015.

Evan Cline stopped 21 shots and took the loss for Lawrence (5-13-2, 4-9-2 NCHA).

MSOE (9-7-4, 6-6-3) got all the offense it would need when Jerad Tafoya scored with just 23 seconds left in the opening period for a 1-0 edge.

The Raiders took a 2-0 lead six minutes into the second period when Gage Christianson cashed in on a power-play change. MSOE finished 1-for-5 on the man-advantage.

Lawrence had a chance to get back into the game late in the second period when the Raiders took a pair of penalties. The Vikings had a two-man advantage for just under a minute and a one-man advantage for another minute but couldn't score.

Connor Esciso added an insurance goal for the Raiders just 3:31 into the third period.

The team wrap up the series Friday night at the Kern Center in Milwaukee.