The Week Ahead: Sept. 25-Oct. 1

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University volleyball team opens Midwest Conference play this week with a pair of matches. The Vikings start league play Wednesday when they host St. Norbert College, and Lawrence takes on Illinois College on Saturday.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (6-8)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-Oshkosh (3-1)

When and Where: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5 p.m., Lawrence Courts

Fast Fact: Lawrence No. 1 singles and doubles player Lindsay Holsen has been on a roll since right after Labor Day weekend. Since that opening weekend, Holsen is 9-1 at No. 1 singles. Holsen has teamed with Katie Nottberg for an 8-2 record over that stretch. Holsen is 9-5 in singles and doubles.

VOLLEYBALL (5-11, 0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert (3-12, 0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium.

Series Record: St. Norbert is unbeaten in the all-time series with Lawrence.

Live Video: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Illinois College (5-9, 0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 30, noon, Alexander Gymnasium.

Series Record: Illinois College leads the series 12-6, but Lawrence has won five of the last seven matches.

Live Video: Lawrence vs. Illinois College

Fast Fact: The Vikings got this past weekend off after a rugged non-conference schedule to open the season. Outside hitter Arianna Neumeyer has been Lawrence's all-around player. She leads the team with 197 kills, an average of 3.03 per set. Neumeyer is second on the squad with 232 digs, an average of 3.57 per set. She's second with 39 blocks and fourth on the team with 18 aces. Neumeyer has been an All-Midwest Conference performer in each of her first two seasons.     

WOMEN'S SOCCER (1-6-0, 0-2-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Carroll (7-2-0)

When and Where: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Schneider Stadium, Waukesha, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1992, Carroll as an 18-12-3 lead in the series. Lawrence is 2-2-2 in its last six meetings with the Pioneers.

Live Video: Lawrence at Carroll

Opponent: Lawrence at Augustana (Ill.) (3-4-0)

When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., Thorson-Lucken Field, Rock Island, Ill.

Series Record: This is the second meeting with Augustana, which won the first game 4-0 in 2011. 

Live Video: Lawrence at Augustana

Opponent: Lawrence at Lake Forest (3-7-0, 1-1-0 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m., Farwell Field, Lake Forest, Ill.

Series Record: Lake Forest holds a 33-6-1 edge in a series that started in 1986. The Foresters have won the last five meetings, and Lawrence's last win was a 2-0 victory in 2011. 

Live Video: Lawrence at Lake Forest

Fast Fact: Senior midfielder Ryan Berkley continues to be a bright spot for the Vikings. Berkley scored Sunday in the loss at Illinois College and has scored every goal for the Vikings this season.

MEN'S SOCCER (1-7-0, 0-2-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Lake Forest (5-3-1, 2-0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m., Farwell Field, Lake Forest, Ill.

Series Record: In a series that goes all the way back to 1975, Lake Forest holds a 33-13-4 advantage, and the Foresters are 4-0-1 in the last five games. Prior to that, Lawrence was 5-0-3 in the previous eight games.

Live Video: Lawrence at Lake Forest

Fast Fact: The Vikings had a strange stat on Sunday at Illinois College. Lawrence was credited with just one shot on goal, and Lewis Berger scored on that penalty kick in a 2-1 loss to the Blueboys.

FOOTBALL (1-2)

Opponent: Lawrence at Monmouth (2-1)

When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Monmouth, Ill.

Series Record: In a series that goes back to 1934, Monmouth holds a 30-25 lead. The Scots have won the last 14 meetings, and Lawrence's last win was a 19-13 victory in 1999.

Live Video: Lawrence at Monmouth

Fast Fact: Lawrence played a true night game this past Saturday against Lake Forest. Originally set for a 5 p.m. kickoff, the game was delayed two hours when the Foresters' bus broke down south of Milwaukee. Sophomore running back Wasonu Allen had a stellar game for the Vikings as ran 20 times for a career-high 161 yards and two touchdowns. This is the last week of non-conference play as the Vikings finally get into North Division play the following week at the University of Chicago.