V-ball splits in postseason

Philip Roy

The Vikings dropped a key Midwest Conference match to Beloit Saturday. Beloit took the first two games by a combined advantage of just 5 points and closed the match out in the third. Sophomore Kelly Mulcahy had 15 kills to pace the Vikings.
Beloit stands atop the Northern Division, from which the three teams with the highest point totals will qualify for the newly formatted conference tournament. The Vikings bounced back on Tuesday to defeat Carroll in four games after dropping the first. Mulcahy once again led the team with 17 kills and a .457 hitting percentage. Juniors Alicia Onisawa and Tiffany Orcholski had 9 and 8 kills respectively.
The Vikings’ final conference game will be against Ripon on Wednesday. Ripon will play St. Norbert tonight, and a Red Hawk loss to the Green Knights coupled with a Viking win on Wednesday would give Lawrence a spot in the postseason tournament. The Vikes will be hoping for a Red Hawk loss the night this edition goes in circulation.