Nichols records hat trick but Vikings edged by St. Scholastica

Will Nichols Lawrence men's soccer action photo
Will Nichols recorded his first career goal and hat trick in a 4-3 loss to St. Scholastica.

DE PERE, Wis. -- Lawrence University's Will Nichols recorded his first career goal and hat trick, but the College of St. Scholastica rallied for a 4-3 nonconference victory at Schneider Stadium.

The game was part of the St. Norbert College Tournament. 

Nichols scored all three of his goals in the first 22:22 of the match. Nichols scored just 50 seconds into the match off an assist from Jawad Weleidat to put the Vikings up 1-0. Nichols then made it 2-0 with goal just 1:31 later on an unassisted goal.

St. Scholastica's Luck Buckton scored the first of his three goals in the 21st minute to cut the lead to 2-1.

Nichols then got the hat trick when he scored off a pass from Brendan Vellenga just 1:58 later to give the Vikings a 3-1 lead.

St. Scholastica trimmed the lead to 3-2 with a goal late in the first half and scored again early in the second half to tie it. Buckton then scored at the 58:59 mark to give the Saints a 4-3 lead.

Corey Bulheller made four saves to pick up the win, and Cole Kelez stopped four shots for the Vikings.