The Week Ahead: Oct. 2-8

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University cross country teams get to run on their home turf on Saturday when the Vikings host the Gene Davis Invitational. Lawrence men's cross country star Josh Janusiak is the defending champion in the men's race, and Lawrence standout Hannah Kinzer is among the top runners in the women's race. The first race begins at 10:30 a.m. at Reid Golf Course, which is located just south of Alexander Gymnasium.     

WOMEN'S SOCCER (1-9-0, 0-3-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert (7-4-0, 3-0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: In a series that started in 1982, St. Norbert holds a 39-12-5 lead. The Green Knights have won the last seven matches.

Live Video: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Rockford (4-7-0)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: This is the first meeting between the teams. 

Live Video: Lawrence vs. Rockford

Fast Fact: Senior forward Ryan Berkley is the only player to have scored this season for the Vikings.

MEN'S SOCCER (1-8-0, 0-3-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert (8-3-1, 3-0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: In a series that goes all the way back to 1974, St. Norbert holds a 40-14-6 advantage. The Green Knights have won four straight against the Vikings, and Lawrence's last win was a 2-1 win in 2012.

Live Video: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Finlandia (4-5-0)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: Lawrence won the only previous meeting with Finlandia, and that was a 4-1 Vikings victory in 2009.

Live Video: Lawrence vs. Finlandia

Fast Fact: Rookie midfielder Nicholas Jatta has assisted on five of Lawrence's seven goals this season not scored via a penalty kick.

VOLLEYBALL (6-12, 1-1 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Monmouth (6-11, 1-0 MWC)

When and Where: Friday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Glennie Gymnasium, Monmouth, Ill.

Series Record: Monmouth holds a 12-6 lead in the series, but Lawrence has won the last three matches.

Live Video: Lawrence at Monmouth

Opponent: Lawrence at Knox (9-10, 0-2 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m., Memorial Gymnasium, Galesburg, Ill.

Series Record: Lawrence holds a 13-5 lead over Knox, and the Vikings have won eight straight in the series.

Live Video: Lawrence at Knox

Fast Fact: Senior Arianna Cohen posted a career-high 19 kills in Lawrence's 3-1 victory over Illinois College this past Saturday. It was Cohen's first double-digit kill total of the season and ecliped her previous high of 17 kills, which came against Dubuque back on Sept. 5, 2014.

FOOTBALL (1-3, 0-0 MWC North)

Opponent: Lawrence at University of Chicago (2-2, 0-0 MWC North)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m., Amos Alonzo Stagg Field, Chicago, Ill.

Series Record: In a series that stretches all the way back to 1903, Chicago holds an 11-10 advantage. The teams have not met since 1995, and Chicago has won the last four games. Lawrence's last victory was a 13-12 win back in 1990.

Live Video/Stats: Lawrence at Chicago

Fast Fact: Lawrence is making its first trip to the University of Chicago since 1994 as the Maroons rejoin the Midwest Conference for football only. Chicago's reunion with the league after being a member from 1976-87. The addition of the Maroons means the conference has split back into North and South divisions. Chicago is in the North Division with Lawrence, Beloit, Ripon, St. Norbert and Macalester.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (6-9, 4-3 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Grinnell (8-1, 6-0 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m., Grinnell College tennis courts.

Opponent: Lawrence at Cornell (5-5, 4-2 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 8, 1:30 p.m., Cornell College tennis courts.

Fast Fact: Lawrence wraps up Midwest Conference play with a swing through Iowa. The Vikings are in a must-win situation if they want to make the Midwest Conference Tournament but face first-place Grinnell and fourth-place Cornell so it's a difficult road. Lawrence's top singles player, Lindsay Holsen, is 10-1 in her last 11 matches and has a 9-3 record in her last 12 matches at No. 1 doubles with partner Katie Nottberg.