LU women’s soccer ready to defend title

Andy York

The Lawrence University Women’s Soccer team ended the regular season with a victory last weekend. They are now ready to defend their MWC Title at the MWC Tournament this weekend at Carroll College.The Vikings finished off the regular season with a 5-0 win over Beloit. Greta Raaen picked up her team-leading seventh and eighth goals of the season in the win. She also had an assist on Emily Buzicky’s goal, giving her 22 points on the season. Katie Wilkin played all 90 minutes to record the shutout.

The Vikings are the fourth seed at this week’s MWC Tournament. Carroll, the first seed, will host this year’s tournament. The Vikings will have their first game against the undefeated Pioneers at 2:00 p.m. today.

If the Vikings win, they will advance to the Championship game Saturday afternoon against either Grinnell or St. Norbert. The Vikings are 1-2 against their tournament foes this season. The Vikings defeated St. Norbert 1-0. They lost to Grinnell 4-0, and lost to Carroll 3-1.

The Vikings are the defending champions, after defeating Grinnell and St. Norbert to win the conference tournament. The Vikings then went on to the NCAA Tournament, where they defeated Aurora College in the first round before losing to Willamette University in the second round. The Vikings are hoping for history to repeat itself this weekend as well.