Vikings clinch MWC Tournament berth with win over Lady Blues

Posted on: October 30th, 2011 by Joseph Vanden Acker

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Mallory Koula scored a pair of goals, and the Lawrence University women’s soccer team beat Illinois College 3-1 on Sunday to earn a berth in the Midwest Conference Tournament.

Lawrence, the 2010 MWC Tournament champion, will play host St. Norbert College in the semifinals on Friday. The win, coupled with Ripon College’s loss at Grinnell College on Saturday, gave the Vikings the final spot in the tournament.

Lawrence (7-10-1, 5-3-1 MWC) fell behind after giving up a goal in the third minute. The Vikings rebounded quickly when Koula took a pass from Cadence Peckham and scored at the 8:12 mark.

Koula then scored what proved to be the game-winner just 2:56 into the second half to give Lawrence a 2-1 edge. The Vikings added another goal on Ellie Galvin’s penalty kick at 54:13.

Cassie Burke made eight saves to pick up the win for the Vikings.

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