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Andy York

LU Wrestling takes down Bluegolds

The Lawrence University Wrestling team defeated UW-Eau Claire 26-15 last Friday in a WIAC conference dual meet. The Viking’s win moves them to 1-1 in the WIAC, and 12-1 overall in duel meets. The Vikings also finished third overall in the Wisconsin private College Championships on Saturday.
Winning matches for LU Friday night were David Quinlan, Nick Morphew, Ric Scannel, Joe Austin and Ben Dictus. Saturday Morphew and Dictus both won individual state private college championships going 4-0 on the day. Morphew was named the WIAC wrestler of the week for his performance, and his individual record on the season is now an astounding 23-1 and has won 20 straight matches.

LU Women split weekend

The Lawrence University women’s basketball team won Friday night against Monmouth, but lost Saturday to Grinnell in MWC play.
Friday night the Vikings jumped all over the Scots. LU ran out to a large lead, and continued to thrive off of Monmouth turnovers and an amazing game from Felice Poratta. Poratta would have 19 points at halftime, and finish with a season high 27. The Vikings would lead 45-28 at halftime, and would go on to stretch that lead out to 20 in the second half before the Scots stormed back to cut it to 9. LU took over down the stretch, and the combination of Poratta and Claire Getzoff was too great as LU went on to win 80-64. Getzoff ended up with 14 points to go with Poratta’s 27. The win was the Vikings fifth straight against the Scots.
Saturday the Vikings had a little trouble with the Grinnell Pioneers. The first half was all Grinnell. The Vikings couldn’t seem to keep in stride with the Pioneers, as costly turnovers were their problem. The Vikings trailed 34-22 at the half. In the second half, the first fifteen minutes were more of the same. However the Vikings made a great comeback in the last five minutes of the game. LU went on a 9-0 run and cut the Grinnell lead to 55-53 with seventeen seconds left, but Acrivi Coromelas hit two free throws for the Pioneers in the last few seconds to seal the game for Grinnell. Poratta who had 22 led LU again, and Getzoff had 17. Three Grinnell players all had 13. The Vikings are now 7-7 and 305 on the year in the MWC.Men, Women swimmers split with Lake Forest

The LU swimming and diving team had a split decision this Saturday against Lake Forest. The Viking men won, but the women fell to the Foresters.
Winning events for the men were the 400-meter relay team, Paul Schook, Adam Kolb, Nick Heuer, Dave Danenhower, Paul Salomen, Chris Sarasin, and Chris Perry.
Winning for the women were Mara Sarabia, Meggin Brittan, and Heather Prochnow. The Vikings are next in action this Saturday at the Wisconsin private College Championships at Carthage College.

Agbaje-Williams leads LU at UW-Whitewater Invite

In the first Indoor Track meet of the season, their jumping stat Kolade Agbaje-Williams led the Vikings. Agbaje-Williams finished second overall in the Long Jump with a jump of 23 feet 4.75 inches, good enough for a provisional berth to the NCAA Championships. He also took fourth in the triple jump. Kelly Scheer took eighth for the women in the 3,000 meters.