The Highlights

Heeren grabs second to lead Vikings at MWC Championships

Posted on: October 19th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

MADISON, Wis. — Melissa Heeren took second place at No. 6 singles on Sunday to lead the Lawrence University women’s tennis team at the Midwest Conference Championships.

Playing at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, Heeren fell in three sets to St. Norbert College’s Ashley Randazzo in the championship match. Randazzo won 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.

Heeren advanced to the title match with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Emily Raben of Lake Forest College in the quarterfinals and a 6-0, 6-1 win over Sam Hoyord of Carroll University.

Tess Vogel advanced to the championship semifinals at No. 5 singles with an impressive 6-0, 6-0 win over Monmouth College’s Cheyenne Groat before falling 6-3, 6-2 to eventual champion Anna Gosz of St. Norbert.

Both Lindsay Holsen (No. 3) and Allison Juda (No. 4) made it to the championship quarterfinals before being eliminated.

Both Hannah Geoffrey (No. 1) and Katie Frankel (No. 2) won the consolation titles. Frankel lost in the championship quarterfinals and then rolled through the consolation bracket. She beat Alex Kurpiel of Beloit College 8-1 in the consolation final. Geoffrey lost in the opening round but also rolled through to the consolation final, where she defeated Ripon College’s Maddie VandenHouten 8-1.

Vikings edged by Cornell in final seconds

Posted on: October 19th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Megan Charlton scored with 14 seconds remaining to give the Cornell College women’s soccer team a 2-1 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Sunday.

Charlton’s unassisted goal in the final seconds broke a 1-1 tie. Cornell had taken a 1-0 lead on Katherine Taylor’s goal at the 6:09 mark. Lawrence tied it at 1-1 on Keli Muchowski’s goal at 67:33.

Dani Glass made seven saves for Lawrence, and Kassi Todryk didn’t have a save for the Rams.

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Lawrence, Cornell battle to scoreless tie

Posted on: October 19th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — The Lawrence University men’s soccer team battled to a double-overtime 0-0 tie with Cornell College on Sunday in a Midwest Conference game.

Lawrence had a 22-6 edge in shots but couldn’t find the back of the net. Cornell goalkeeper Shawn Boerner made 13 saves for the Rams. Joe Krivit stopped four shots for the Vikings.

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Heeren, Vogel pace doubles teams at opening day of MWC Championships

Posted on: October 18th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

MADISON, Wis. — Melissa Heeren and Tess Vogel advanced to the championship semifinals at No. 3 doubles to lead the Lawrence University women’s tennis team on Saturday at the Midwest Conference Championships.

Heeren and Vogel received a bye in the opening round and then posted an 8-0 win over Monmouth College in the quarterfinals at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. The Lawrence duo was then eliminated after an 8-5 loss to the eventual champions from St. Norbert College.

At No. 2 doubles, the Lawrence team of Ali Heiring and Lindsay Holsen took the consolation championship. After a loss in the championship quarterfinals to Lake Forest College, Heiring and Holsen stormed back to record 8-1 wins over Knox College and Beloit College for the consolation title.

The No. 1 doubles team of Katie Frankel and Hannah Geoffrey started with an 8-3 victory over Illinois College in the opening round but were eliminated with an 8-6 loss to Lake Forest College in the quarterfinals.

 

Schrobilgen, Edwards pace Vikings at UWO

Posted on: October 18th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

WINNECONNE, Wis. — Erin Schrobilgen and Max Edwards were the top Lawrence University finishers on Saturday at the massive UW-Oshkosh Invitational at Lake Breeze Golf Club.

Freshman Erin Schrobilgen paced all Lawrence runners by taking 137th. Schrobilgen covered the 6,000-meter course in 23:29 to lead the Lawrence women to 26th place in the team standings with 855 points.

Cora Williams was next for Lawrence in 155th place, and Clare Bruning was close behind in 164th. Hannah Kinzer (198th) and Amy Hutchings (201st) finished the scoring for the Vikings.

Max Edwards and Kyle Dockery were the top finishers for the Lawrence men, who placed 33rd in the team standings with 1,056 points. Edwards was 174th and covered the 8,000-meter course in 26:50. Dockery was 177th and finished in 26:54. Rounding out the scoring for Lawrence were Cam Davies (228th), Pat Mangan (232nd) and Jonah Laursen (245th).

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Women’s results

Pioneers shut out Vikings

Posted on: October 18th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

GRINNELL, Iowa — The Grinnell College women’s soccer team picked up a goal in each half for a 2-0 Midwest Conference win over Lawrence University on Saturday.

Carolyn Silverman scored at 22:46, and the Pioneers carried that one-goal edge into halftime. Grinnell sealed the win with a goal from Francesca Varias at 64:15.

Grinnell got the shutout as Katy Oldach made four saves. Dani Glass stopped 11 shots for the Vikings.

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Grinnell tops Vikings on penalty kick

Posted on: October 18th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

GRINNELL, Iowa — The string of close losses for the Lawrence University men’s soccer team continued on Saturday with a 1-0 Midwest Conference setback at Grinnell College.

The lone goal came on Benjamin Warner’s penalty kick in the 42nd minute.

This marks the eighth one-goal loss of the season for the Vikings.

Joe Krivit stopped 11 shots in net for the Vikings, and Isaiah Tyree made four saves to pick up the shutout for Grinnell.

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Carroll rumbles past Vikings

Posted on: October 18th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

WAUKESHA, Wis. — The Carroll University football team pounded out 436 rushing yards en route to a 76-7 Midwest Conference North Division victory over Lawrence University on Saturday at Schneider Stadium.

Lamont Williams ran eight times for 192 yards and three touchdowns to pace Carroll (6-0, 2-0 MWC). Williams scored on runs of 50, 55 and 70 yards. Bennett Kothe added 102 yards on 11 carries for the Pioneers.

Carroll also picked up a special teams touchdown when Nick Curtis blocked a punt and Dan Verhagen returned it 32 yards for a score. The Pioneers also got a defensive touchdown on Ryan Klapper’s 42-yard interception return.

Carroll quarterback Kyle Burlingame threw only nine passes, completing seven for 88 yards and a touchdown.

Lawrence’s lone score came early in the fourth quarter when Taylor Mandich grabbed a 24-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Schuh.

Schuh completed 12-of-31 passes for 114 yards and two interceptions for the Vikings (2-4, 1-1). Mandich caught four passes for 66 yards.

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Vikings complete big comeback to down Illinois College

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The Lawrence University volleyball team completed a huge comeback Friday night in a 3-2 Midwest Conference victory at Illinois College.

Lawrence (8-15, 4-3 MWC) won 13-25, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22, 15-6.

Terese Swords paced Lawrence with 18 kills, and Arianna Cohen and Kayla Storm added 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Lawrence’s two setters split the assists almost right down the middle. Lauren Ray had 26 assists and Sydney Nelson picked up 25.

Storm also had a team-high 33 digs and libero Cyra Bammer added 28.

Already trailing 1-0 in sets, Lawrence led the second set 24-20 but gave up six consecutive points to the Lady Blues (6-13, 3-4) to fall behind by two sets.

Lawrence finally got on the board in the third set by building a comfortable early lead and going on to a six-point win to trim the margin to 2-1. The Vikings then trailed 15-11 in the fourth set, but Lawrence won eight of the next 10 points to take a 19-17 lead. The teams then traded points, and Lawrence won the set on a kill by Storm to even the match at 2-2.

The final set was tied 3-3, but the Vikings went on a 9-2 run to take command with a 12-5 lead. Storm again got the final kill to close out the set and win the match.

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Late goal lifts St. Norbert past Lawrence

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — The St. Norbert College men’s soccer team scored with less than seven minutes left to pull out a 3-2 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Wednesday at the USA Youth Sports Complex.

St. Norbert’s Kevin Marx scored off Sean Sladky’s free kick at the 83:34 mark to break a 2-2 tie.

Lawrence (1-10-2, 1-5-1 MWC) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half. Robert Desotelle got the Vikings on the board when he took a pass from Joe Cullen and scored for a 1-0 edge at the 37:34 mark. Cam Pieper, who picked up an assist on the first Lawrence goal, then scored at 42:47 to give the Vikings a 2-0 lead.

St. Norbert (8-2-2, 2-1-2) cut the lead in half on Robert Quinlan’s goal with just 53 seconds left in the first half. The Green Knights then tied it on Jim Blisk’s goal at the 64:56 mark.

Scott Faul made five saves for St. Norbert, and backup goalkeeper Aaron Sutton stopped 10 shots for Lawrence.

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