The Lawrence University men’s hockey team swept the openinground series against the Northland College Lumberjacks and advances to play top-seeded Adrian College in the semifinals. The Vikings jumped on the Lumberjacks early, winning the first game 5-1. Lawrence established that their late-season struggles were a thing of the past as they scored three times in the second period and had goals from five different players. The Vikings were 1-8-1 in their previous 10 games, with their lone win in that stretch coming against Northland, but the Vikings let it be known that they should not be taken lightly in the playoffs. Jameson Raymond, who scored for the Vikings, said afterwards, “We didn’t come this far just to roll over. We fully expect to win every game from here on out.” The Vikings’ confidence showed again in the second game of the series. Despite falling behind 1-0 early, Lawrence showed their poise and tied the game halfway through the first period. Marc Howe scored the tying goal, which was his 19th of the season, topping the previous record set by three former Vikings. Lawrence scored the next three goals as well to take a 4-1 lead. Northland countered with a goal of their own to cut the Vikings’ lead to two, but they would get no closer. The two teams traded goals in the later parts of the third period, and Lawrence went on to a 5-3 victory and a berth in the Harris Cup Final Four. Goaltender Evan Johnson, who saved 20 shots in the victory, feels confident heading into the upcoming weekend: “I think we have learned a lot about ourselves over the season and we are hitting our stride at the right time.” The Vikings play heavilyfavored Adrian on Friday. The winner will advance to the championship game to face the winner of the other semifinal game between Marian and Lake Forest.