The Week Ahead: October 15-21

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence hosts a tripleheader of games on Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl on Saturday. Men's soccer gets things kicked off at noon with a match against Knox. The women's soccer team follows at 2:30 p.m. against the Prairie Fire, and football caps the day with a Midwest Conference North Division game against St. Norbert at 6 p.m.

Lawrence soccer logo MEN'S SOCCER (3-11-0, 1-6-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-Platteville (8-1-2)

When and Where: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: In a series that started in 1986, Platteville has a 10-3-0 advantage over the Vikings.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. UW-Platteville

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Knox (11-3-1, 6-1-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 20, noon, Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: In a series that goes back to 1975, Lawrence owns a 12-10-1 edge over Knox.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Knox

Fast Fact: Lawrence rookie Brendan Vellenga broke the school's season assists record over the weekend. Vellenga now has 10 assists on the season, breaking the mark of eight held by Nicholas Jatta (2017) and James Kimball (1987). Will Nichols now has nine goals on the season, the most by a Lawrence player since Rodrigo Gomes scored nine in 2004.

VOLLEYBALL (3-21, 2-5 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Cornell (11-8, 6-0 MWC)

When and Where: Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Small Multi-Sport Center, Mount Vernon, Iowa

Series Record: In matches since 2000, Cornell has a 7-2 edge over the Vikings.

Webcast: Lawrence at Cornell

Opponent: Lawrence at Grinnell (14-12, 5-1 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m., Darby Gymnasium, Grinnell, Iowa

Series Record: In matches since 2001, Lawrence and Grinnell have split 9-9.

Webcast: Lawrence at Grinnell

Fast Fact: Lawrence's young squad continues to play close matches but just can't get over the hump. In two matches last weekend, the Vikings went 1-6 in sets, but lost those six sets by a total of just 23 points. That's an average of of 3.8 points per set lost.

FENCING

Event: Remenyick Open

When and Where: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, 8 a.m., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Fast Fact: Lawrence opened its season at the North American Cup at the Wisconsin Center last weekend. Vinzenz Mayer took 46th in epee to pace the men, and Lexi Praxl was 43rd in sabre to lead the women.

Lawrence soccer logo WOMEN'S SOCCER (0-15-0, 0-7-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Knox (9-4-2, 5-1-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2:30 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: Lawrence has a 20-3-0 record against Knox in a series that started in 1987.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Knox

Opponent: Lawrence at Rockford (2-11-0)

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m., Sportscore Two, Wedgbury Stadium, Loves Park, Ill.

Series Record: In the only meeting between the teams, Lawrence defeated Rockford 5-0 in 2017.

Webcast: Lawrence at Rockford

Fast Fact: Senior goalkeeper Claire Vinopal ranks seventh in all of NCAA Divison III at 13.13 saves per game. Sophomore goalkeeper Katlyn Seiffert has been effective in relief of Vinopal in the last three games as Vinopal has seen action as a field player. Seiffert has a 1.20 GAA and .900 save percentage in the last three matches.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Event: All-Wisconsin Showcase

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m., Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center, Brown Deer, Wis.

Fast Fact: Lawrence opens its season against a stacked field that includes powers from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

FOOTBALL (1-5, 0-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert (5-1, 2-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: In a series that goes back to 1916, St. Norbert holds a 29-13-2 advantage over Lawrence.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert

Fast Fact: Lawrence linebacker Wyatt Lee posted his sixth double-digit tackle game of the season in six tries this season. Lee recorded 17 tackles and scored his first career touchdown after he returned a fumble for a score at Macalester. Lee leads all of NCAA Division III at 16.2 tackles per game.

HOCKEY

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Soo Thunderbirds (exhibition)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center

Series Record: These teams have met in the past, with the last time being a 3-2 Lawrence win back in 2008. Jon Sheridan broke a 2-2 tie with the game-winner with just 31 seconds left.

Webcast: None

Fast Fact: Lawrence gets an exhibition test before it opens the season with stiff road tests at Adrian and Trine on Nov. 2-3.