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Andy York

Vikes get run over by PioneersThe Lawrence University football team went down to Carroll College last weekend looking for their second MWC victory and came home with a 49-12 loss. The loss drops LU to 1-3 on the season.

The Vikings fell behind early as Carroll scored on the first possession of the game. After an LU fumble, Carroll scored again and took a 14-0 lead after one quarter. Carroll took their next two possessions in for touchdowns after Viking punts, and had a 28-0 lead at halftime, having not been stopped once by the LU defense.

After a Carroll fumble, LU scored its first touchdown of the game when Eric Aspenson threw a nine-yard touchdown to Chris Kliethermes. The extra point was then blocked, and the score was 28-6. Carroll would add two scores of their own to make the score 42-6 after three quarters.

LU’s final touchdown would come from Adrell Bullock, who took it 34 yards to the house to put the score at 49-12, and after another blocked extra point, that was the final score. The Vikings will take on Beloit College this week at 1:30 in the Banta bowl.

X-country looks good at prestigious Griak Invitational.

The Lawrence University women’s cross country team looked good at the Roy Griak invitational, held at the University of Minnesota. The Griak has teams competing in every level from high school to Division One. The women’s team was without their star Colleen Detjens, who is injured, but still took 16th place. The top Viking finisher was Catherine Frazier, who finished 39th overall.

The men did not fare as well, finishing 33rd overall. Paul Schonfeld was the best LU finisher, taking home 138th place. The next meet for the Vikings is this Saturday at the Ripon College Invitational.

Women’s tennis gets smashed

The LU women’s tennis team got smashed by UW-Oshkosh 8-1 last Tuesday. The lone point winner for LU was Amy Gammon, who won her third singles match in an injury default. The Vikings are next at home against Wisconsin Lutheran tomorrow morning at 9.