Lawrence Football TeamThe entire Lawrence University football team gets the nod this week after posting a dramatic 28-26 victory Saturday over Carroll College. The win broke Lawrence’s 17-game losing streak, and there were too many heroes in the game to pick just one player. Special mention has to go to sophomore cornerback Nate Semenak and freshman linebacker Scott Caroen. Semenak got his first interception and scored his first touchdown on the same play. Semenak picked off a Marcus Koronkiewicz pass and returned it 28 yards to give Lawrence a 28-20 lead with less than two minutes remaining. Semenak also knocked away a fourth-down pass in the Lawrence end zone to stop another Carroll scoring threat. Caroen, who had 13 tackles and three tackles for loss, did the same thing as Semenak. He picked off his first career pass late in the third quarter and returned it 48 yards for his first career touchdown. That put Lawrence ahead to stay, 21-14. Senior defensive end B.J. Berlowski also gets credit for another huge play. Berlowski blocked Tim Nelson’s extra-point attempt to keep Lawrence ahead 21-20. Freshman quarterback Eric Aspenson also provided a big spark. He came in at the outset of the second quarter and completed 9 of 21 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Kudos also go to junior tight end Adam Tegelman, who made a great touchdown catch in the south end zone while he was falling. Senior wide receiver Craig Garvey also made a stellar catch in the back of the south end zone, getting separation from the defender and then getting both feet inbounds for Lawrence’s first score.
Colleen Detjens turned in her best performance of the season Saturday at the Ripon College Invitational. The freshman from Lisle, Ill., ran to a third-place finish in 19 minutes, 29 seconds, over the 5,000-meter course. Her time was 40 seconds better than her previous fast time of the season, and she was just six seconds from first place. Led by Detjens’ performance, the Vikings won the team championship with 47 points. Also scoring for the Vikings were: Jess Moser (seventh), Rachel Lucas (eighth), Kelly Scheer (13th), and Jamie Marincic (16th).