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LU women split to stay alive in conference race

The Lawrence University women’s basketball team stayed alive in the race for the last MWC playoff spot with a loss to Lake Forest Friday night, and a victory over Illinois College Saturday. The Vikings do need help however. The Vikings need to win their remaining three games and have Grinnell lose their last three.
Friday night the Vikings came out and kept close with the Foresters. Both teams played sloppy, shooting poorly and turning the ball over frequently. The teams went into the locker room tied at 22. In the second half, Lake Forest got hot. They started making many more shots, and went on a few runs, and the Vikings just couldn’t keep up. Lu feel to Lake Forest 67-55In the second game against IC, the Vikings again played an ugly first half, but it was they this time that got hot in the second half. The Vikings would go on two different 9-0 runs and would go to win 67-51. The Vikings played without the services of freshman star Molly Bouressa, who has a stress fracture in her foot. Her time of return is unknown. Leading the Vikings was Claire Getzoff who had 21 points. Felice Porrata had 17 for the Vikings as well. Lu is in action this Saturday at 2:00 against Lake Forest in Alex gym. The game can also be heard on 91.1 WLFM, or on webcast.

Vikings place two in Wheaton

The Vikings placed two wrestlers in the Wheaton Invitational, and took fifteenth place over all in the 26-team event. The Vikings wrestling without their star Ric Scannell, who suffered a broken leg in a match a week ago couldn’t find enough points to overcome other teams. Individually, Nick Morphew took home a third place finish in the 133 pound bracket, and Ben Dictus too home a 6th place finish at 184 pounds. The Vikings are back in action tonight at UW-Oshkosh.

Indoor track takes 5th at UW-Oshkosh Invitational

The men’s indoor track team took a fifth place finish at the UW-Oshkosh Invitational. The Vikings were led by a second place finish in the triple jump by Kolade Agajbe-Williams, and a fourth place finish in the triple jump by Nate Semenak. The Viking women also competed in the meet. The Vikings are next in action this weekend at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational.