Sports Shorts

LU Hockey splits pair with MN-CrookstonThe Lawrence University Hockey team split their weekend series with the University of Minnesota-Crookston this past weekend. The Vikings lost to the Golden Eagles 7-5 Friday night, but came back to win 3-2 on Saturday.

Friday night the Vikings fell behind early, but had clawed back to trail only 4-3 late in the second period. A late Golden Eagle goal scored by Mark Tveit ended that, however, and UM-Crookston skated to the win.

Mike Burkhart led the Vikings with two goals and two assists. Aaron Graber added two goals and an assist as well. Rounding out the scoring for the Vikings was Andy Link knotting his first collegiate goal.

Saturday the Golden Eagles came out early. They had a 2-0 lead after the first period, but couldn’t hang on as the Vikings scored three unanswered goals in the last two periods for the victory.

Danny Schroder picked up two goals, including the game-winning goal half way through the third period. Daniel Ljung was in goal for both games for the Vikings bring his record to 6-7 on the season. The Vikings remain in second place in the MCHA with the split, and will host Northland this weekend at the Appleton Family Ice Center. Face-off is 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:00 p. m. Saturday.

LU Grapplers finish well at NCC Invitational

The Lawrence University wrestling team finished in fourth place out of twenty-one teams at the North Central College Invitational last weekend. The leading wrestler was Nick Morphew who took first place in the 133 pound division. Noah Planavsky and Mark Schmoll both took home third place finishes for the Vikings. Other high LU finishers were Ric Scannel in fourth and Greg Goska in seventh. The Vikings will have a busy weekend at home this weekend. They host MSOE tonight at 7:00p.m. and then are host to the Wisconsin Private College Championships tomorrow starting at noon.