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Andy York

SoftballThe LU softball team swept a pair of games from Wisconsin Lutheran College last Thursday, but they were swept in a double header against UW-Whitewater on Saturday. The Vikings defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 8-0 in the first game behind the pitching of junior Amy Varda.

In the second game, the Vikings beat up on the Warriors, defeating them 15-0. Freshman Lauren Kost picked up the win and went 3-3 with three RBI’s. Viking sophomore second baseman Shannon Arendt went 5-7 with 7 RBI’s in the two games.

On Saturday, the Vikings were swept by UW-Whitewater. The Vikings lost the first game 3-2 in eleven innings. Falcon third baseman Colleen Boilina tripled and then scored on an error in the bottom of the eleventh inning. Varda picked up the loss bringing her season record to 2-5.

In the second game, Lauren Kost gave up three runs in the first inning, but only one was earned. She left after the first inning and picked up her first loss in the Falcons 5-0 victory. Kost is now 4-1 on the season. The Vikings are now 7-7 on the year. They will be playing in the Midwest Conference Classic this weekend in Rockford, Illinois.

Track

The LU men’s and women’s track teams competed in the Ripon College Invitational this past Saturday. The women placed fifth at the meet. Freshman Kelly Scheer led the Vikings by winning the 10,000-meter run. The women also had three third place finishes: sophomore Sarah Slivinski in the javelin, junior Shelly Ebert in the 400-meter run, and senior Sally Schonfeld in the 1500-meter run.

The men’s team placed sixth at the meet. Senior Don Smith, who won the 800-meter run, led the Vikings. Freshman Steve Geisthardt took second in the 400-meter hurdles. Both teams will compete this Saturday at the UW-Whitewater Invitational.

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