JANESVILLE, Wis. — The Lake Forest College softball team used a pair of homers to take the lead and went on to a 14-5 victory on Saturday over Lawrence University at the Midwest Conference Classic at Dawson Park.

The Vikings (7-10, 2-3 MWC) grabbed an early 5-2 against Lake Forest with three runs in the first inning and two more in the second.

The Foresters scored two in the third and then got a solo homer in the fourth to tie the game at 5-5. The Foresters added a two-run homer in the fifth to take the lead and then scored seven times in the seventh to pull away.

Lake Forest picked up 18 hits against three Lawrence pitchers.

Shannon Murray went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs to pace the Vikings. Alissa Geipel went 2-for-3 with a double, and Cathy Kaye was 2-for-2.

Emily Perish was the starter and took the loss for Lawrence.

The Vikings return to action on Sunday at the MWC Classic when they face Monmouth College and Grinnell College.

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