The LU Volleyball team defeated Coe College at the UW-Oshkosh Tournament this past weekend, but dropped matches to three other teams. The Vikings lost their first match to UW-Oshkosh, who is ranked eighth in the Midwest Region in the latest poll. The Vikings dropped the match 3-0. Lis Pollock and Emily Stengel led the Vikings with 12 and 11 kills respectively.
The second match was triumphant for the Vikings. They defeated Coe in three games, 3-0. The Vikings had nine aces as a team, and had three players in double figures in kills. Pollock again led the team with 17.
In the third match the Vikings dropped a heartbreaker to MWC rival Ripon. The Redhawks defeated the Vikings in five games 3-2.
The Vikings lost the first two games, and then won the next to force a fifth game. However they just did not have enough as Ripon won the final game 15 to nine. Pollock again lead the Vikings in kills with 20.
In the final match the Vikings faced Augustana College. The Vikings lost 3-0. Lawrence really never got its offense to work in the match. Stengel led the Vikings in attack percentage with only 30 percent. Pollock led the Vikings with 12 kills.
After this past weekend the Vikings record is now 6-18. The Vikings will next be in action Friday night at 7:30 in Alexander Gym. Lawrence will host Wisconsin Lutheran College.