The Week Ahead: August 27-September 1

APPLETON, Wis. -- The fall season slides into gear on Friday as multiple Lawrence University teams begin their seasons. Men's and women's soccer, women's tennis, volleyball and cross country all get going this weekend.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (0-0)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-La Crosse

When and Where: Friday, Aug. 30, 1 p.m., Lawrence Courts

Series Record: In a series that started in 2000, La Crosse holds a 10-0 edge over the Vikings.

Fast Fact: Lawrence coach Steve Francour stands at the edge of a pair of milestones. Francour needs one victory for career win No. 500 and needs two wins to reach 200 during his women's coaching career.

Lawrence soccer logo WOMEN'S SOCCER (0-0-0)

Opponent: Lawrence at Augustana (Ill.)

When and Where: Friday, Aug. 30, 2:30 p.m., Thorson-Lucken Field, Rock Island, Ill.

Series Record: In a series that started in 2011, Augustana is 3-0-0 vs. Lawrence.

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence at Augustana

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Crown

When and Where: Saturday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

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

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Crown

Fast Fact: Lawrence coach Joe Sagar heads back his previous coaching stop, Augustana, to open the season. Sagar was an assistant at Augustana before taking over the Lawrence program in 2018.

Lawrence soccer logo MEN'S SOCCER (0-0-0)

Opponent: Lawrence at Hamline

When and Where: Friday, Aug. 30, 4 p.m., Paterson Field, St. Paul, Minn.

Series Record: This is the second meeting between the teams. Hamline defeated the Vikings 2-1 in the first meeting in 2001.

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence at Hamline

Opponent: Lawrence at Carleton

When and Where: Sunday, Sept. 1, 1 p.m., Bell Field, Northfield, Minn.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1974, Carleton holds an 8-2-2 edge over Lawrence.

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence at Carleton

Fast Fact: This will be a very young Lawrence team with 16 of the 22 players being first-year students or sophomores.

Lawrence volleyball logo VOLLEYBALL (0-0)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Defiance

When and Where: Friday, Aug. 30, 5 p.m., Pam Briggs Capital Classic, Columbus, Ohio

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

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence vs. Defiance

Opponent: Lawrence at Capital

When and Where: Friday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Pam Briggs Capital Classic, Columbus, Ohio

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

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence at Capital

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Otterbein

When and Where: Saturday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m., Pam Briggs Capital Classic, Columbus, Ohio

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

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence vs. Otterbein

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Hiram

When and Where: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m., Pam Briggs Capital Classic, Columbus, Ohio

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

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence vs. Hiram

Fast Fact: The opening weekend of play marks the debut of Lawrence coach Kim Falkenhagen, who assumed the head coaching duties back in February.

lawrence cross country logo CROSS COUNTRY

Event: Tom Barry Invitational

When and Where: Saturday, Aug. 31, 11:45 a.m., Colburn Park, Green Bay, Wis.

Live Stats: Tom Barry Invitational

Fast Fact: Distance standout Joe Kortenhof takes center stage this season with the loss of All-American Josh Janusiak to graduation. Kortenhof returns for his senior season after posting three All-Midwest Conference finishes over the past three seasons.