EAST PEORIA, Ill. — The Illinois College softball team limited Lawrence University to only three hits en route to a 4-1 victory over the Vikings on Sunday at the Midwest Conference Classic.

Alese Speckhart went the distance for Illinois College (14-11, 5-3 MWC) to get the win. She struck out one and walked three.

The Lady Blues scored two runs in the first and another in the second to build an early 3-0 lead. Lawrence (12-10, 2-4) countered with a run in the bottom of the third on Cathy Kaye’s lead-off homer. Illinois College added an insurance run in the top of the fourth to complete the scoring.

Courtney Kwasnitza and Paige Meyer had two hits apiece for Illinois College, and Paige Cullison drove in a pair of runs.

Kara Vance pitched the first four innings and took the loss. She allowed seven hits and four runs, three earned.

Lawrence finished with a 2-4 mark against the South Division at the MWC Classic. Lawrence opens play against the North Division when it travels to Ripon College on Thursday.