Last Friday, our softball team went to Stagg field to play the University of Chicago in a nonconference doubleheader. The Maroons started the game with a strong focus, winning the opener 5-1 and then taking the nightcap 8-0 in five innings. Megan Stoppelman had a one hit shutout in the nightcap, giving the Maroons a big head start in the game. Chicago’s Molly Moran allowed only two hits in seven innings in the first game, taking the win. Moran struck out six and walked four. Anna Woolrey went two for three for the Maroons and drove in two runs to pace Chicago (25-12), scoring four runs in the second inning to take over the game. The Vikings held out, playing a consistent game as a team through every inning. Sophomore Madeline MacLean played very well, allowing six hits, striking out once and walking once. Megan Stoppelman struck out four and did not walk a batter for the Maroons. The only hit she allowed was freshman Lexi Angemi’s single in the fourth. Anna Woolrey and Carly Schulz both went three for three for Chicago. Freshman Emilia Jackson allowed nine hits and walked three to take the loss for Lawrence. Lawrence (14-22) played well, holding their own against Chicago and staying strong throughout the whole game. The Maroons had a pair of strong pitches that helped to give them the lead and eventually win. Overall, the Vikings’ lost their final game at Chicago 1-5. In the final five innings of the nightcap, the score was 0-8, but the team stayed strong throughout the day and took away plenty of advice to push themselves to be better in the future.