Sports Shorts

LU Cross County runs at MWC ChampionshipsThe Lawrence University Cross-Country teams ran last Saturday at the Midwest Conference Championships at St. Norbert College. The women finished in fourth place and the men finished in ninth.

Three-time all-conference member Val Curtis led the women. She finished in third place individually with a time of 18:55. Rachel Lucas took 13th for LU at 19:56. Curtis will compete for the Vikings at the NCAA Regionals next weekend at Washington University in St. Louis.

Paul Schonfeld led the men by finishing in 12th place. Schonfeld finished in a time of 27:10. He also earned all-conference honors for the season. Dan Harvey was the next highest Viking in 43rd place, in a time of 29:11.

LU Volleyball wraps up regular season with win

The Lawrence University Volleyball teams ended their regular season on a high note last Saturday. The Vikings defeated rival Ripon College in five games. The Vikings and Redhawks split the first four games, before LU prevailed 15-10 in the fifth and deciding game. Shannon Arndt and Lis Pollock led the Vikings with 21 kills apiece.

This weekend the Vikings are at Knox College for the MWC Tournament. The Vikings are the sixth seed in the 10-team tournament. Their first game in the double elimination tournament will be against Illinois College this afternoon. The Vikings lost to Illinois College in four games in their only meeting this season.

LU Hockey gains huge upset

The Lawrence University Hockey team pulled off a huge upset Friday night, but dropped the second game of a series against Marian College Saturday night. The Vikings defeated Marian 6-2 Friday night. The victory for LU marked their first ever win against a varsity team from Marian. It also snapped Marian’s 27-game winning streak against conference opponents. Andy Rozanski and Danny Schroder picked up two goals a piece for the Vikings Friday night. Schroder also picked up two assists for a four-point night. He was named MCHA player of the week for his performance.

LU Goalie Daniel Ljung was named MCHA co-goalie of the week for his performances last weekend. He made 29 saves in the win Friday night.

Saturday the Vikings lost 5-1 to the Sabres. Ljung took the loss to go to 1-2 on the season. The Vikings are on the road again this weekend, as they play a pair of games up at Northland College in Ashland.