Author Archives: Erik Soderlund

Mann, Winter pace swim teams in Chicago

The rumored reputation of host school University of Chicago is said to be, “where fun comes to die.” The Phoenix certainly killed the fun for their opponents as they dominated the University of Chicago Invitational this past weekend, taking first overall on both the men’s and women’s sides. As for the Vikings, there were ups

Lawrence fencing squad shines at Northwestern

Lawrence University’s only Division I athletic program, fencing, competed in the Northwestern Duals on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3 at the historic Patten Gymnasium. Not only did they compete, they dominated nearly all of their opponents. The men were victorious in all matches except against the host, Northwestern, losing 16-11. Lawrence outscored opponents

Monmouth defeats women’s soccer in OT

Women’s soccer took Midwest Conference leader Monmouth College to overtime this weekend, but unfortunately lost after allowing an early goal in the first overtime half. “We were pretty confident coming into the game. We felt like, with our new formation we could utilize the outside backs more and attack from the outside,” said sophomore Anne

Erik Soderlund: LU Baseball team superstitions and quirks

  As many students took some well-needed time off during Spring Break, many athletes did the opposite. Some of those athletes were members of the men’s baseball team, who took their yearly trip down to southwestern Florida to compete in the Gene Cusic classic. While playing mostly out of conference opponents, the Vikings boasted a

NHL lockout season nearing halfway point

The NHL suffered its second lockout in just seven years this season, shortening the schedule to a measly 48 games instead of the  standard 82. Typically, east and west conference teams play the majority of their games in conference; but after the lockout, teams are mostly playing conference opponents. Usually this provides teams the opportunity

Swim teams grab second at Wisconsin invitational

Lawrence finished second overall this past Saturday in the Private College Championships held in Carthage. Carthage College managed to take home titles for both the men’s and women’s teams, but the Vikings were able to stay close behind the leader and capture the second highest spot on the podium through great, individual performances. “Our out