Big first half lifts St. Norbert over Vikings

DE PERE, Wis. — The St. Norbert College men’s soccer team scored three times in the first half Wednesday and went on to a 4-0 Midwest Conference win over Lawrence University at Schneider Stadium.

Tyler Kassube scored in the fourth minute, and the Green Knights (8-2-0, 3-0-0 MWC) added two more goals in a span of 36 seconds later in the half for a 3-0 lead at the break.

Josh Koleske made three saves to pick up the win for St. Norbert. Joe Krivit made four saves for the Vikings (3-6-0, 1-3-0).

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St. Norbert tops Vikings in three sets

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The St. Norbert College volleyball team won a tight first set and went on to a 3-0 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Wednesday at Green Bay Notre Dame Academy.

The Green Knights (6-12, 1-0 MWC) pulled out the first set 27-25 and then took the next two sets 25-17 and 25-19.

Lawrence (5-11, 0-1) had more kills and more digs, but the Vikings piled up more than twice the attack errors of the Green Knights. Lawrence had 32 kills, compared to 30 for the Green Knights, and the Vikings had 55 digs, compared to 33 for St. Norbert. Lawrence had 27 attack errors while St. Norbert had just 12.

Arianna Neumeyer led Lawrence and all players with 13 kills, three aces and 14 digs. Sydney Nelson paced the Vikings with 17 assists, and Cyra Bammer added 12 digs.

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Janusiak’s top time earns MWC Performer of the Week honor

Josh Janusiak
Josh Janusiak

APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University cross country star Josh Janusiak earned Midwest Conference Performer of the Week honors after the fastest race in the league this fall.

Janusiak (South Milwaukee, Wis./South Milwaukee) turned in the fastest time over 8,000 meters in the Midwest Conference this season at last Friday’s Brissman-Lundeen Invitational in Rock Island, Ill.

Running in oppressive heat and humidity, Janusiak finished 15th after covering the 8,000 meters at Saukie Golf Course in 25:55.6. That is the fastest time in the league by five seconds. Led by Janusiak, Lawrence finished 18th in the team standings.

This marks the second time in his career that Janusiak has been selected as the conference Performer of the Week. He also was honored as a freshman in 2015.

Lawrence is back in action on Oct. 8 when it hosts the Gene Davis Invitational at Reid Golf Course in Appleton. The first race begins at 10 a.m.

The Week Ahead: September 26-October 2

APPLETON, Wis. — Another big Saturday of home events highlights the week for Lawrence University athletics as the Vikings host a tripleheader on Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl. Lawrence football hosts Beloit College, followed by men’s and women’s soccer both taking on Lake Forest College on Saturday.

LU Sports-VikingVolleyball-PMS294VOLLEYBALL (5-10, 0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at St. Norbert (5-10, 0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Green Bay Notre Dame High School, Green Bay, Wis.

Webcast: Lawrence at St. Norbert

Series: St. Norbert has a 49-0 lead in the series.

Opponent: Lawrence at Illinois College (10-6, 0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m., Jacksonville, Ill.

Webcast: Lawrence at Illinois College

Series: Illinois College holds an 11-6 lead in the series, but Lawrence has won the last three meetings.

Fast Fact: Junior setter Sydney Nelson set a pair of career highs in Lawrence’s 3-1 win over MSOE this past Saturday. Nelson picked up a career-high 11 kills and handed out 27 assists, which was a career-best for a four-set match.

LU Sports-VikingTennis-PMS294WOMEN’S TENNIS (5-3, 4-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon (4-7, 3-3 MWC)

When and Where: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Lawrence Courts.

Webcast: None.

Opponent: Lawrence at UW-Oshkosh (3-1)

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m., Kolf Sports Center Outdoor Courts.

Webcast: None.

Fast Fact: Lawrence is looking to keep its winning streak alive against Ripon. The Vikings have defeated Ripon 12 consecutive times, and that streak dates back to the 2004 season. Lawrence coach Steve Francour returns to his alma mater on Sunday to face UW-Oshkosh. Francour coached the Titans for 23 seasons before coming to Lawrence in July 2013.

LU Sports-VikingSoccer-PMS294MEN’S SOCCER (3-5-0, 1-1-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at St. Norbert (7-2-0, 2-0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Schneider Stadium, De Pere, Wis.

Webcast: Lawrence at St. Norbert

Series: In a series goes all the way back to 1974, St. Norbert holds a 39-14-6 advantage. The teams have split the last six meetings.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest (5-4-0, 3-0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest

Series: Lake Forest holds a 32-13-4 lead in the series, which dates to 1975. Lake Forest has won three of the last four meetings, but Lawrence posted a 5-0-2 mark in the seven matches prior to that.

Fast Fact: Lawrence put together a split of its opening two Midwest Conference matches last weekend. The Vikings had a four-goal outburst in a win over Illinois College on Sunday with Jack Blodgett picking up his team-best fourth goal of the season.

LU Sports-VikingFootball-PMS294FOOTBALL (1-2, 0-1 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Beloit (2-2, 1-1 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Beloit

Series: In one of the oldest series in Lawrence history, the Vikings own a 58-37-5 advantage over Beloit. The teams have split the last six games in the series, which dates to 1899.

Fast Fact: Lawrence rookie Terrell Myers Jr., earned Midwest Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors after returning a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Illinois College. It tied the longest kickoff return in a Midwest Conference game and is the second longest in Lawrence history, eclipsed only by Scott Reppert’s 102-yard return vs. UW-Oshkosh in 1982.

LU Sports-VikingSoccer-PMS294WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-7-0, 0-2-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest (4-4-1, 1-1-1 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest

Series: Lake Forest holds a 32-6-1 lead in the series that started in 1986. The Vikings’ last win over Lake Forest was a 2-0 shutout in 2011.

Fast Fact: The Vikings put up a strong effort against both Knox and Illinois College this past weekend, but Lawrence played with just nine field players due to injury. Lawrence gets five days to get healthy before taking on Lake Forest.

Long kick return nets Myers MWC Player of the Week honors

Terrell Myers Jr., returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Illinois College this past Saturday.
Terrell Myers Jr., returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Illinois College this past Saturday.

APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University football rookie Terrell Myers Jr., was named the Midwest Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after a huge kickoff return this past Saturday.

Myers (Marietta, Ga./Marietta) returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in Lawrence’s league opener with Illinois College on Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

The 100-yard return ties the record for the longest kick return in a Midwest Conference game and ranks as the second-longest in Lawrence history. The longest in school history is a 102-yard return by College Football Hall of Famer Scott Reppert vs. UW-Oshkosh in 1982.

Myers, who was returning a kickoff for just the third time in his young career, didn’t start the return. The ball was caught at the goal line by Dan Rothbauer, and the ball was handed to Myers just a few yards up the field. Myers cut left past one defender and then back right, stepped out of a tackle and went untouched the rest of the way.

It’s the first kickoff return for a touchdown by the Vikings since Alic Riedel did it in the 2015 season opener.

Myers, who is a starting cornerback for the Vikings, is now averaging 47.7 yards per kickoff return. Myers also has six tackles and three pass breakups this season.

Lawrence returns to action Saturday against Beloit College in the Banta Bowl. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Frankel, Holsen lead Vikings at ITA Regional

ST. PETER, Minn. — The Lawrence University women’s tennis team brought four players to Gustavus Adolphus College over the weekend and the Vikings scored some wins at the ITA Midwest Regional and Gustie Fall Invitational.

In the ITA Midwest Regional, top singles players Katie Frankel and Lindsay Holsen took part.

Frankel defeated Jessie O’Brien of the University of St. Thomas 6-2, 6-2 before falling to Ally Baker of Gustavus Adolphus 6-1, 6-1 in the round of 16. Holsen received a bye into the round of 16 and was stopped by UW-Stevens Point’s Katelyn Asfeld 6-2, 6-1. In the consolation bracket, Holsen defeated Maddy Scanlon of the College of St. Scholastica 8-6 and topped Lilly Denison of Hamline 8-3. Her run was finally stopped with an 8-1 loss to Elizabeth Manlick of St. Norbert College.

In the regional doubles tournament, Frankel and Holsen topped Edgewood College’s Sydney Verbauwhede and Marissa Wilson 8-2 in the round of 16. Car Carlson and Briana Hartmann of Gustavus then topped the Vikings 8-0 in the quarterfinals.

Annie Harincar and Elana Lambert took part in the Gustie Fall Invitational and both picked up wins.

Lambert won the opening match in her bracket by topping Laura Moyneur of Gustavus 8-6. She then topped Risako Oya of St. Scholastica 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Maura Anderson of UW-La Crosse defeated Lambert 6-0, 6-0 in the bracket semifinals.

Harincar lost her opening match 8-6 to Luther College’s Kelsey Kruse to move to the consolation bracket. Harincar defeated Tiffany Waller of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul 8-4 before being eliminated with a 9-7 loss to Maddy Knoll of St. Catherine University.

In the doubles competition, Harincar and Lambert received a bye into the bracket’s round of 16 but fell 8-4 to Megan Pope and Gabby Ferro of Cornell College.

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Sims scores twice as Lady Blues shut out Lawrence

APPLETON, Wis. — Kaylen Sims scored a pair of second-half goals Sunday to lead the Illinois College women’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over Lawrence University on Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Illinois College (5-3-0, 2-1-0 MWC) led 2-0 when Sims scored in rapid succession early in the second half. Sims scored at 47:09 and again at 47:50 to give the Lady Blues a 4-0 lead. Ally Kjellander picked up a goal and an assist for Illinois College in the first half.

Charlotte Crofton made four saves to pick up the shutout for the Lady Blues. Kori Looker made 10 saves for the Vikings (1-7-0, 0-2-0).

Due to multiple injuries the Vikings were forced to play with only nine players in the field.

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Desotelle, Berger help Vikings roll past Illinois College

APPLETON, Wis. — Four different Lawrence University players scored Sunday to lead the Vikings to a 4-1 Midwest Conference victory over Illinois College on Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Robert Desotelle, Keanan Wilson, Jack Blodgett and Lewis Berger all scored for Lawrence (3-5-0, 1-1-0 MWC). Desotelle and Berger also had assists for the Vikings.

Desotelle got things started with his goal at the 19:21 mark. Working off assists from Taylor Reifert and Chris Kiehl, Desotelle beat goalkeeper Ty Clearwater for a 1-0 advantage.

Wilson made it 2-0 with just under six minutes left in the first half when he took a crossing pass from Desotelle and scored.

The Vikings then scored a pair of goals off corner kicks in the second half.

Mike Deremo took a corner for the Vikings, which was headed back to the goal mouth by Lewis Berger. Blodgett followed with another header for the goal and the Vikings led 3-0 at the 68:28 mark.

Berger then picked up the final goal for the Vikings after Deremo played another corner kick into the box. There was a scramble for the ball and it was pushed away from the goal by an Illinois College defender. Berger was right there and hammered it into the goal for a 4-0 lead.

Ryan May got Illinois College (1-5-2, 0-2-0) on the board with an unassisted goal with 2:04 left.

Joe Krivit made six saves to pick up the win for the Vikings. Ty Clearwater stopped three shots for the Blueboys.

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Late goal lifts Prairie Fire past Lawrence

APPLETON, Wis. — Terence Lau scored in the 73rd minute Saturday, and the Knox College men’s soccer team held on for a 2-1 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University at Whiting Field West.

Lau scored the unassisted goal at the 72:54 mark to break the 1-1 tie as Knox improved to 6-3-0.

Lawrence (2-4-0, 0-1-0 MWC) got on the board just 5:12 into the match when Taylor Reifert scored on a header off a pass from Max Loebl.

Knox tied it at the 16:21 mark when James Barrington took a pass from Andy Van Buskirk and scored.

Justin Dunn made three saves to pick up the win for Knox. Joe Krivit made four saves for the Vikings.

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