The Lawrence University volleyball team battled to a close victory over Milwaukee School of Engineering last Monday night, Sept. 20. The Vikings got out to a fast start, winning the first game 25-18. The Vikings had a very good set, with 14 kills compared to just three errors. Lawrence started out the second game strongly, but MSOE fought back and stole the game from the Vikings, winning 25-23. After the brief slipup, the Vikings wasted no time in putting away MSOE. Lawrence won the next two games by scores of 25-16 and 25-21 respectively. Sophomore Shannon McLain led Lawrence in the match with 13 kills, scoring on a game-high .500 of her hits. Freshman Diane McLeod picked up 44 assists and fellow freshman Kathleen Rowland led the team defensively with 21 digs. Offensively, junior Clare Bohrer and senior Melissa Schnettler added 12 kills each for the Vikings, who moved to 6-7 on the season. A raucous home crowd of over 100 aided the Vikings in their first match of the season at Alexander Gymnasium. After facing off against Marian on the road Thursday, Lawrence will head to the Wheaton Invitational this weekend.