Volleyball sweeps Lawrence Triangular

Jon Mays

The Lawrence University volleyball team proved last weekend that they are a force to be reckoned with in the Midwest Conference.
The Vikings hosted the Lawrence Triangular in front of a packed fan section at Alexander Gymnasium. The sellout crowd was not disappointed as the home team put on a show.
Lawrence first took on conference rival Carroll University and avenged a loss earlier in the season. The Vikings won fairly decisively 25-21, 25-27, 25-19, 28-26.
Melissa Schnettler led the team with 15 kills and Clare Bohrer and Shannon McLain were close behind with 11 each. Freshman Emma Kane led all servers with three aces.
In the second match of the day, the Vikings made easy work of Marion College, winning in straight sets 25-13, 25-22, 28-26.
Schnettler once again led the way with 15 kills, while McLain had 14. Kane once again had three service aces to go along with her three kills.
The raucous environment of Alexander Gymnasium provided a spark for the Vikings, who needed rejuvenation after starting their season with 16 straight road matches. The crowd gave great energy to the Vikings, who responded with several thunderous spikes to pump the crowd up even more.
The Lady Vikes are now on a four-game winning streak, which they will look to extend this weekend, hosting Knox College at 7 p.m. Saturday and UW-Eau Claire at 11 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday is also breast cancer awareness day at Alexander Gymnasium, and the team will continue to sell pink shirts outside of Andrew Commons throughout the week to raise money to fight breast cancer.