Narrow loss slims women’s playoff chances

Alex Weck

The Lawrence women’s soccer team may have seen its look at a playoff berth destroyed last Saturday in De Pere. The 2-1 loss in the biting cold saw the Vikings put up a strong fight against a St. Norbert team playing in front of its home crowd.

The scoring didn’t start until the second half despite significant attacks by both squads in the first.

The deadlock was broken as the Green Knights swiftly put a couple scores in within two minutes of each other at about ten minutes into the half. Despite a Greta Raaen strike from Jaime Nodarse in the 69th minute and a frantic offensive mentality late in the game, this would be it for scoring, leaving the team’s seniors with little hope of a postseason in their last year.

There is still a chance for a postseason, however, if the women win out and get assistance from teams currently ahead of them in the standings. Games against Monmouth and Illinois College, at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, are likely to be impassioned attempts at that single dangling playoff hope.