The Week Ahead: January 7-13

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University hockey has a trio of home games this week as the Vikings return to Northern Collegiate Hockey Association play. The Vikings face MSOE, Finlandia and St. Norbert at the Appleton Family Ice Center.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (4-9, 1-6 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Lake Forest (6-7, 5-1)

When and Where: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m., Sports and Recreation Center, Lake Forest, Ill.

Series Record: In a series that started in the 1975-76 season, Lake Forest has a 53-13 lead over Lawrence and has won the last 22 meetings.

Webcast: Lawrence at Lake Forest

Opponent: Lawrence Grinnell (4-9, 2-5)

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m., Darby Gymnasium, Grinnell, Iowa

Series Record: In a series that started in the 1989-90 season, Grinnell has a 22-18 lead over Lawrence. The teams have split the last two games.

Webcast: Lawrence at Grinnell 

Fast Fact: Midway through her sophomore season, Lawrence's Kenya Earl already ranks 21st on the school's career scoring list. Earl has 659 points and is just 65 points away from passing Lawrence Hall of Famer Deb Jaryszak to grab the 20th spot.

MEN'S BASKETBALL (8-6, 5-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Lake Forest (8-5, 4-2)

When and Where: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m., Sports and Recreation Center, Lake Forest, Ill.

Series Record: Lawrence leads Lake Forest 58-54 in a series that started in 1915, but the Foresters have won the last four meetings.

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence at Lake Forest

Opponent: Lawrence Grinnell (9-4, 5-2)

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m., Darby Gymnasium, Grinnell, Iowa

Series Record: In a series that started in 1940, Grinnell has a 56-51 lead over Lawrence. The teams are deadlocked 19-19 since Grinnell started playing "the system" in the 1990s.

Webcast: Lawrence at Grinnell

Fast Fact: Sophomore guard Brad Sendell earned Midwest Conference Player of the Week honors last week after a great performance in the win over Knox.

Lawrence hockey logo HOCKEY (4-10-0, 2-5-0 NCHA)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. MSOE (5-7-2, 3-3-1)

When and Where: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center

Series Record: In a series that started in the 1992-93 season, MSOE has a 50-22-4 advantage over the Vikings, but Lawrence has a 3-1-2 record in its last six against the Raiders.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. MSOE

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Finlandia (4-10-1, 2-5-1)

When and Where: Friday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center

Series Record: Lawrence has a 27-21-5 lead over Finlandia in a series that started in the 2000-01 season.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Finlandia

Opponent: Lawrence vs. No. 6/7 St. Norbert (9-3-3, 5-2-1)

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center

Series Record: In a series that started in the 1986-87 series, St. Norbert has a 49-4-1 lead over the Vikings.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert

Fast Fact: Lawrence junior goaltender Evan Cline has been outstanding over the past five games, and the Vikings are 3-2-0 in those contests. Cline has posted a 2.20 goals against average and .935 save percentage during that stretch.

Lawrence track and field logo TRACK AND FIELD

Event: UW-Stevens Point Pointer Alumni Meet

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 12, noon, Quandt Field House, Stevens Point, Wis.

Live Stats: https://athletics.uwsp.edu/schedule.aspx?path=track

Fast Fact: This is the season opener for the Vikings.

Lawrence swimming logo SWIMMING AND DIVING

Event: Lawrence vs. Illinois Tech

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m., Boldt Natatorium

Webcast: None.

Fast Fact: Lawrence is coming off a sweep at UW-Oshkosh this past Saturday. The Lawrence women won 12 events against the Titans, and the men won five.