Sports Shorts

Andy York

Vikings split with MSOE, take thirdThe Lawrence University Men’s Hockey team split a pair of conference games this weekend with Milwaukee School of Engineering.

The Vikings won on Saturday 3-1, and dropped the season finale 5-4 on Sunday. The Vikings took third place in the MCHA, and will face Marian in the MCHA semi-finals this Saturday at UM-Crookston.

Friday night the Vikings scored all three goals in the second period. Captain Matt Melchiori picked up the first goal of the game, and his 10th of the year.

Ryan Blick scored the next two goals, his 14th and 15th. Daniel Ljung picked up the win to move his record to 9-10 on the season.

Saturday’s game was a back and forth battle, but MSOE ended up on top.

Aaron Graber started it off for the Vikings on the power play. His goal just over two minutes into the game put the Vikings up 1-0.

MSOE came back when Jacob Basten, Jr. scored the next two goals, one in the first and one in the second, to give the Raiders a 2-1 lead.

The Vikings promptly struck back with goals by Blick and Danny Schroeder to put the Vikings on top 3-2. However, MSOE came back again, scoring the next three goals to take a 5-3 lead.

Schroeder paced up his 18th of the year with 2:45 remaining, but the Vikings couldn’t tie it up and fell to MSOE 5-4.

Schroeder’s two goals broke the Viking season record for goals. His 18 will be the new mark.

This weekend the Vikings will play in the MCHA conference tournament. The Vikings finished third in the MCHA after UM-Crookston stunned Marian for three points last weekend to take first place.

The Vikings will face off against the Marian Sabres, over whom they have won one out of four games this season. Face-off will be Saturday afternoon at Crookston.

UM-Crookston will play the winner of the play-in game between Northland and MSOE in the second semi-final. The losers will face off for the third place game Sunday afternoon, and the winners will face off Sunday night for the MSOE Crown.

Slivinski, Ebert place LU at Stevens Point

The Lawrence University Indoor Track team was led by Sarah Slivinski and Shelley Ebert at the UW-Stevens Point Invitational this past Saturday.

Slivinski shattered her own school record in the pentathlon, and Ebert earned a provisional qualifying spot for the NCAA championships in the 800.

Slivinski took first in the pentathlon, taking first place in every event. She ended up with 2,996 points, which broke her previous record by 286 points.

The pentathlon is made up of five events: 55 hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, and the 800. Slivinski also took third place overall in the high jump.

Ebert landed a provisional qualifying spot by running a 2:18:23 in the 800. It is the fastest time in the Midwest Conference this season by almost nine seconds.

Ebert and Slivinski led the women to a seventh place finish overall.

The men took 10th place in the Stevens Point Invitational. Their highest finisher was Nate Semenak, who took sixth in the triple jump.

The indoor track team is back in action tomorrow at the UW-Oshkosh Invitational.