Sports Shorts

The Lawrence University football team lost a hard fought game over the weekend to Macalester by a score of 37-30. Lawrence had a 20-9 lead at one point in the third quarter, but couldn’t hold on for the win as Macalester scored a touchdown with only 10 seconds remaining.The Vikings offensive attack was led by juniors Craig Ebert and Derek Micke. Ebert rushed 26 times for 150 yards and a touchdown while Micke caught 8 passes for 119 yards and two scores.

The Vikings finished their season with a record of 4-6, one game behind their 5-5 mark of a year before. Six LU football players were named to the All-Midwest Conference Team this week. Derek Micke (’09) and Matt Frelich (’10) were named to the second team. Jack Peters (’08), Jeremy Reider (’09), Kevin Penza (’10), and Kyle Gauthier (’11) all received honorable mentions for their performances this season. Each has taken on new, more demanding roles this season, excelling in each position. The Vikes ended their season with a 4-6 record overall (4-5 in conference play).
Congratulations to the LU football team and these 6 exemplar members for a great season.

The Fencing Team competed at the Northwestern University Duals, on November 3-4.
Senior Alice Schoen, with teammates Melanie Kathan and freshman Dorothea Schurr, led the Women’s Foil squad to victory. The women beat 8 out of ten teams, including teams from Purdue, Michigan State, University of Chicago and UW Madison. The Women’s Epee squad was represented by junior Chiara Terzuolo and sophomore Meg Bonham. They beat 3 out of ten schools. Women’s Sabre did not compete due to members being injured or off-campus.

Junior Jason Smoniewski led the Men’s Foil squad, along with fellow junior Bryce Schuler and Alex Kaeding. They beat 7 out of ten schools, including Northwestern, in a series of extraordinary bouts.

The Men’s Sabre squad, comprised of sophomore Peter Kilkuskie and freshmen Alex Chee, Brad Bodee and Frederick Breslow, posted a 5-5 record. They defeated UW Madison, Illinois, Iowa, Purdue and Minnesota.

The Lawrence swim team had a very successful weekend as both the men’s and women’s teams beat UW-River Falls. The men took care of River Falls 124-93, while the women beat River Falls 128-93.

Winning events for the Vikings were Taylor Brengel (100-yard backstroke, 100 freestyle), Nick Johnson (100 breaststroke, 200 IM), Kyle Griffin (500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle), Hayley Vatch (500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle), Julia Ziege (100 backstroke, 200 freestyle), and Rebecca Hamlyn (100 butterfly, 200 IM).

Men’s Basketball
The Lawrence Men’s basketball team’s scrimmage this past Saturday consisted of two 20-minute halves and then a ten-minute third half to keep the players fresh over the long weekend break and showcase their skills to the Lawrence community. Everyone showed hustle in the new, more up-tempo system. This is something to look for from Lawrence in their next games against Dominican this Friday and Concordia on Saturday. In the scrimmage, the team ran a lot of ball screens and relied heavily on three pointers. Senior guard Dylan Fogel commented that “we should be able to wear teams out by throwing 10-12 guys at them, instead of the usual 7-9.” Lawrence will also be running two point guards at teams for a faster paced game with talented and affective ball handlers. The first home game is on January 12th against Ripon, but the Vikes play a testing schedule before the Red Hawks. The game on December 8 against Steven’s Point is a heavily anticipated match up as well are the MWC openers at Lake Forest and Monmouth College on November 30 and December 1.