Lady Vikes drop three away games

Tristan Lipe

The Lady Vikings basketball team continued its search for a win against Beloit College Tuesday, Jan. 13 and again in a weekend series against Monmouth and Lake Forest Jan. 16 and 17.
The ladies first faced Beloit and had a difficult time stopping their offense. Beloit had three players in double figures as they finished the game with 74 points. Lawrence’s only player in double figures was junior Laura Aerts with 14 points. Lawrence fell short, losing to Beloit 74-38.
The Vikings then made the trip south over the weekend to face Monmouth and Lake Forest. The Vikes squared off against Monmouth first and had another tough game on their hands. This time the Vikes were led by senior forward Erin Henzi who had 17 points.
However, this was not enough to push the Vikes past Monmouth. Monmouth took the game 63-44. The Vikes face a challenge every game due to the limited numbers of the team. The Vikings had four players play more than 30 minutes in the game against Monmouth; Monmouth had no players play more than 30 minutes. This lack of a deep roster poses a strong challenge for the Vikings to be able to play against other teams who get much more rest than they do.
To finish off the weekend, the Vikings traveled to Lake Forest to face another tough conference opponent. The Vikings were led again by Henzi, who had 15 points, and sophomore Katie Van Es who added eight. The Vikings will still be looking for their first victory, as they were defeated by Lake Forest 66-39. The Vikings are back in action this weekend at home against Grinnell and Monmouth, playing those teams Friday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m., respectively.