The Week Ahead: October 1-7

APPLETON, Wis. -- It's Blue and White Weekend (aka homecoming) this week at Lawrence, and there's a full slate of home events this week. Lawrence soccer plays at home Wednesday and Thursday, volleyball is at home Friday and Saturday, and football, cross country and tennis are all home on Saturday.

Lawrence soccer logo WOMEN'S SOCCER (0-10-0, 0-3-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon (3-5-1, 2-1-0)

When and Where: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: In a series that started in 1982, Lawrence has a 29-18-1 advantage over Ripon.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Ripon

Opponent: Lawrence at Beloit (3-6-0, 2-2-0)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m., Strong Stadium Complex, Beloit, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1982, Beloit has a 23-18-8 edge over Lawrence, but the Vikings are 4-2-2 in the last eight matches.

Webcast: Lawrence at Beloit

Fast Fact: The Vikings played their two closest matches of the season as they continue to strive for their first victory. Lawrence lost a pair of 2-0 decisions at Illinois College and Grinnell this past weekend.

Lawrence soccer logo MEN'S SOCCER (2-8-0, 0-3-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon (3-6-1, 0-2-1)

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

Series Record: In a series that goes back to 1974, Lawrence has a 33-17-2 advantage over Ripon. The Vikings are 4-0-1 in the last five matches against Ripon.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Ripon

Opponent: Lawrence at Beloit (1-8-1, 0-3-0)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m., Strong Stadium Complex, Beloit, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that goes back to 1974, Beloit holds a 30-20-2 lead over the Vikings. Lawrence is 4-2-0 in the last six meetings with the Bucs.

Webcast: Lawrence at Beloit

Fast Fact: Lawrence rookies Suguaru Yoshitake and Antonio Gonzalez both picked up their first career goals last weekend. Gonzalez scored at Illinois College, and Yoshitake had a hand in all three Lawrence goals at Grinnell with a goal and two assists.

Lawrence volleyball logo VOLLEYBALL (1-18, 0-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence Knox (4-11, 0-2)

When and Where: Friday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium

Series Record: Lawrence has a 15-5 lead over Knox in matches since 1999, and the Vikings have won nine straight in the rivalry.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Knox

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Monmouth (9-9, 0-2)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium

Series Record: In matches played since 2000, Monmouth has a 12-7 edge over the Vikings, but Lawrence has won the last four matches.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Monmouth

Fast Fact: Lawrence senior Arianna Neumeyer is just seven kills away from 1,000 for her career. Neumeyer will be the third player reach 1,000 kills and digs, joining Hall of Famer Shannon Arendt and Kelly Mulcahy.

Lawrence tennis logo WOMEN'S TENNIS (4-7, 2-5 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Beloit (2-7, 1-5)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m., Lawrence Courts

Series Record: In a series that started in 1979, Beloit has a 19-13 lead over Lawrence, but the Vikings have won the last four meetings.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest (9-0, 6-0)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m., Lawrence Courts

Series Record: In a series that started in 1987, Lake Forest holds a 14-10 edge over the Vikings.

Fast Fact: Lawrence wraps up its Midwest Conference schedule with a pair of matches this week. The Vikings will play in the Midwest Conference Championships on Oct. 13-14.

CROSS COUNTRY

Event: Gene Davis Invitational

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m., Reid Golf Course, Appleton, Wis.

Results: Prime Time Timing

Fast Fact: Lawrence is looking for a repeat of last season when men's stars Josh Janusiak and Joe Kortenhof finished 1-2. Janusiak has won both of the events, the Tom Barry Invitational and the Lake Forest Invitational, in which he has competed this season.

Lawrence soccer logo FOOTBALL (1-3, 0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. University of Chicago (2-2, 0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: In a series that goes back to 1903, Chicago holds a 12-10 edge over the Vikings. There had been a 21-year gap in the series before the teams met last year when Chicago rejoined the Midwest Conference. 

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Chicago

Fast Fact: Lawrence linebacker Wyatt Lee leads all of NCAA Division III in tackles per game. The sophomore from Colorado piled up a career-high 22 stops against Monmouth and is tops in the nation at 17.5 tackles per game. Lee has 35 solo tackles and 35 assisted tackles, and that includes 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.