Sports Shorts

LU men drop two against Illinois pairThe LU men’s soccer team lost a pair of games to Illinois teams this weekend. They lost 3-2 in overtime to Monmouth on Saturday, and 3-2 to Illinois College Sunday.

Adam Minor was on a tear this weekend for LU, scoring three of their four goals on the weekend. He now has seven on the season. The Vikings record is now 3-10-1 and 2-6 in the MWC. The Vikings will host Beloit in their last game this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at home.

LU Women laugh through two games

The LU Women’s soccer team easily beat a pair of MWC foes this weekend. They beat up Monmouth 7-1 on Saturday, and demolished Illinois College 10-0 Sunday.

Emily Buzicky got the Vikings rolling with the hat trick against the Scots. Both Danata Janofski and Sarah Slivinski had hat tricks in Sunday’s game. Greta Raaen added three goals on the weekend to up her season total to six. Alyssa Spkysma added a pair of goals on the weekend also to keep her team lead. She has seven goals on the season.

The Vikings will host Beloit at noon Saturday in their last regular season game. The Vikings with virtue of their victories this weekend have qualified for the MWC tournament to be held as Carroll College the weekend of Nov. 8 and 9. Their seed will be determined after the conclusion of this weekend’s games.

LU Hockey Begins season

The Lawrence University Hockey team began its new season this past weekend with a series at UW-Stout. The Vikings lost Friday night 7-1 and lost in overtime Saturday 3-2.

Friday night, the Vikings’ lone goal came form MCHA player of the week Andy Rozanski. He scored in the second period to make the game 3-1 at that point.

Saturday night, the Vikings got an outstanding performance from MCHA rookie of the week Daniel Ljung. Ljung stopped 42 shots in the overtime loss. Rozanski scored his second goal of the season Saturday night, and Ryan Blick put in his first goal of the season on the power play for the Vikings. The Vikings will play a series at Marian College this weekend with both games starting at 7:00 p.m.