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Andy York

Vikings go 2-0 at MSOE Duels

The Lawrence University wrestling team went 2-0 at the MSOE Duels last weekend. The Vikings defeated Elmhurst 30-8 and the host MSOE 26-19. That increases the Vikings’ overall record to 11-1 on the season. David Quinlan, Nick Morphew, Dan Adamski, Ric Scannell, Joe Budi, and Ben Dictus all won both matches for the Vikings. The Vikings will have a tough schedule this weekend at the North Central College Invitational. Matches start today, and championship rounds are tomorrow.

LU Swimming takes second in Carthage Triangular.

The LU swimming and diving team took home second place behind host Carthage in last weekends Carthage Triangular meet. The Viking men and women defeated UW-Oshkosh and North Central.

The Vikings had several impressive individual event winners. Adam Kolb was named the MWC swimmer of the week for his performance. Kolb won the 200 freestyle, and took third in the 100 freestyle. Other men’s top finishers were Chris Perry taking second in the 100 freestyle, and the Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay team taking second.

The women also had some top finishers. Jodie Primus was named MWC women’s swimmer of the week with a first place finish in the 200 IM, a second place finish in the 200 breaststroke, and a third place finish in the 100 breaststroke. Meggin Brittain took second in the 100 backstroke. Mara Sarabia took second place in both the 1000 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. The Vikings are back in action this weekend with a duel meet at UW-Whitewater.

LU women drop two to rivals

The Lawrence University women’s basketball team dropped a pair of games to rivals Ripon and St. Norbert this past week. The Redhawks defeated LU 77-46 and the Green Knights defeated the Vikings 61-59 after a last second Claire Getzoff three pointer fell no good.

The Redhawks completely dominated the Vikings in their game. Ripon shot 60 percent from the field in the game, while LU only shot 35 percent. The Redhawks has three players in double figures led by Carolyn Dehn, who had 16. The Vikings lone scorer in double figures was Carla Zarecki, who had twelve for LU.

In the second game, LU and St Norbert went back and forth. St. Norbert led the entire game, but LU would strike right back with a run of their own to keep it close. The Green Knights took a 61-53 lead with 1:05 left in the game, but LU went on a 6-0 run to get that game within two. The Vikings had a shot to win or tie the game as they had the last possession, but a Getzoff three pointer was off with three seconds left, and St. Norbert hung on for the 61-59 victory, their tenth straight against LU. Claire Getzoff led all scorers with 25 points for LU, their only scorer in double figures. Kelly Krombach, who had 18, led the Green Knights. The Vikings are in action tonight as they travel to Jacksonville, Illinois for a date with Illinois College.