Women’s soccer roundup

Philip Roy – staff writer

The Vikings went scoreless in a tough loss to UW-Steven’s Point on September 14th. The Lawrence defense showed resilience against an explosive Steven’s Point offense (20 shots on goal) with Maggie Leverence and Annemarie Exarhos standing out in the backfield.
Over the weekend of the 18th, the Vikes traveled down to Edgewood College where they held off a closing surge by the Eagles to take the 2-1 decision. Emily Cain and Alison Blegen scored for LU in the first 20 minutes of the second half to give the Vikings a 2-0 lead. Edgewood pulled one back in the 71st minute but were unable to get past Candice Gangl for the equalizer. The LU goalkeeper ended the game with 9 saves. The Vikes fell to UW-Oshkosh 6-0 later that week.
The women returned to conference action last weekend with a scoreless tie against Lake Forest. Goalkeeper Candice Gangl recorded seven saves on the day. The point put LU into fourth place in the conference going into their midweek match at Beloit.
The team is in action this weekend with 11 a.m. games on both Saturday and Sunday. Grinnell and Knox, the first and last place teams of last year, will both be coming to town. Interestingly, Grinnell beat Knox 16-0 earlier this week. Make sure to factor that into your decision of which game to attend.