Sports Shorts

Andy York

Vikings Start Hockey Season Off rightThe Lawrence University hockey team started the season off with two ties against tough non-conference opponents, and then won a decisive 6-0 exhibition victory over the Toronto Rattlers.
The Vikings started the season off with a road trip to Northern Minnesota to take on St. Scholastica. It was a high scoring game: the teams went back and forth and ended up with a tie at 7 each. Six Vikings scored onetime each for LU, with Mason Oaks picking up two goals. Pete Mossberg added a goal and three assists while Josh Peterson added a goal and two assists. Daniel Ljung was in the goal for the Vikings, and he finished with 37 saves.
In game two for the Vikings road trip, they ended up in Menomonie for a game against UW-Stout. Once again the teams went back and forth, and a Stout goal with four seconds left in the game tied the game at 3, and sent it to overtime where it still ended tied at 3. Joe Searl had two of the three goals for LU, with Mike Burkhart adding the other goal. Andrew Isaac saved 58 shots in getting the tie.
The Vikings exhibition game against the Toronto Rattlers was all LU. Burkhart had a hat trick, and Isaac and Ljung each played 30 minutes in getting the shutout. Mossberg had four assists, and Oaks added two. The Vikings are in action this weekend in their MCHA opener against two-time defending champion Minnesota-Crookston.

Viking Cross Country impresses at MWC Championships

The Lawrence University women’s cross country team took home second place in the Midwest Conference Championships two weeks ago at High Cliff State Park. The Viking women were paced be Cate Frazier, who finished third overall. Colleen Detjens took home tenth place, Rachel Lucas took 13th, and Kelly Scheer took 19th. All four women were given all-conference honors for their performances.
The men’s team took sixth place overall. Paul Schonfeld was the lone all-conference performer for the men finishing in 17th place.

Volleyball finishes season at MWC tourney

The LU women’s volleyball team finished their season at the Midwest Conference Tournament two weeks ago. The Vikings won one game and lost two in the double elimination tournament. The Vikings defeated Knox 3-1 and then lost their next two matches to St. Norbert 3-0 and to Beloit 3-0 to end their season. The young Vikings will not graduate a single player this season, so look for them to be more experienced and compete for one of the top spots in the MWC next fall.