LU Women split pair with Knox and Grinnell

Felix Ankrah

The Lawrence Women’s Soccer team had a rough weekend on the field. They crushed Knox 7-0, but suffered their first defeat to Grinnell 4-0.The Vikings on Saturday recorded their largest victory this season by beating Knox 7-0. Alyssa Spyksma opened the scoring at Knox within the first five minutes and added two more goals later in the first half for the hat trick. She is Lawrence’s leading scorer with 5 goals to her credit.

Sara Compas also scored her first goal of the season in the first half.

The second half looked like the first for the Vikings. Lawrence attacked and kept the ball in the Prairie Fire half of the field. Goals from Greta Raaen, Sarah Slivinski, and Emily Buzicky sealed the victory for the Vikings.

On a sour note, freshman midfielder Serene Sahar broke her leg in a collision with an opponent and will be out of action for at least a month.

The matchup with Grinnell saw a lot of attacking play from Pioneers. The Lawrence defense had to work overtime to prevent a blowout. The fast-paced attackers of Grinnell gave the Viking defense a rough time. The end result was not surprising, with the Lawrence team succumbing to their better opponents.

The split this past weekend brings the Vikings’ record to 4-6, but 3-1 in the MWC: good enough for a tie for second place. The women are preparing for their next matches against Ripon on Saturday and Carroll College on Sunday.