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Andy York

LU Swimmers place second in Wisconsin Private College ChampionshipsThe Lawrence University Swimming and Diving teams both took second place at the Wisconsin Private College Championships this past weekend here at Lawrence. Look for a complete review of the meet, including news of a national qualifier and a preview of the MWC Conference meet in next week’s Lawrentian.

Viking Pucksters crushed by Marian

The Lawrence University Men’s Hockey team lost almost any chance of winning the MCHA title this past weekend, dropping games to Marian 8-2 and 11-4. The Vikings trail Marian by three points in the standings.

Friday night the Vikings fell victim to the fast-paced scoring attack of the Sabers. Marian scored two goals in 30 seconds in the first period, and added the eventual game winner only a minute and a half into the second period. Andy Link’s goal brought the Vikings within one, but the Sabres scored the next five goals. Matt Melchiori added the final Viking goal.

Saturday night the Vikings started off by taking the lead early. Paul Melchiori scored only a minute and a half into the game, but Marian soon struck back. Two goals in 30 seconds gave the Sabres the lead. The Vikings responded with Danny Schroeder’s goal on the power play, but again Marian scored two goals and took a 4-2 lead into the first intermission.

The Vikings pulled Daniel Ljung and put in Dan Pfeiffelman, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Sabres. They scored the next six goals, and then another three after Andy Rozanski’s goal for the Vikings. Schroeder added his second goal late in the third period, but it wasn’t nearly enough.

The Vikings will host a non-conference series against Hamline University this weekend at the Appleton Family Ice Center. Face-off is 7:00 p.m. Friday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

Viking Grapplers drop two to WIAC Foes

The Lawrence University Wrestling team dropped two WIAC duel matches this past weekend. Friday they lost 20-15 to UW-Whitewater and Saturday they lost to sixth ranked nationally UW-La Crosse.

Winning matches for the Vikings on Friday were Ric Scannel, Ben Dictus, Mark Schmoll and Noah Plavansky. Saturday only Scannel had a win.

The next match for the Vikings is this weekend when they travel to compete in the Wheaton College Invitational.

Indoor Track sprints to good finish

The LU Indoor Track team finished well at the Carthage College Invitational this past weekend. The women finished fifth, while the men placed in 11th.

Leading the women was Sarah Slivinski. She placed in four different events, with her highest finish being second in the 200 hurdles. Other high finishes for the Viking women included Shelley Ebert placing second in the 600; the 1,600 relay and the long distance relay also took second place.

Kolade Agbaje-Williams led the men. He broke the meet record and fell just short of the LU record in winning the triple jump. He also narrowly missed the LU record in the long jump; he took second. The Vikings next meet will take place next weekend as they compete in the UW-Stevens Point Invitational.