The Week Ahead: September 30-October 6

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence celebrates its Blue and White Weekend this week with the highlight coming on Saturday as the Vikings football team takes on Illinois College on Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl. Women's soccer and fencing also have home events this week.

Lawrence soccer logo WOMEN'S SOCCER (6-4-0)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Mount Mary

When and Where: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: Lawrence is 4-0-0 against the Blue Angels in a series that started in 1994. The teams haven't met since a 12-1 Lawrence win in 2009.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Mount Mary

Fast Fact: Lawrence dominated Illinois College this past Saturday but needed overtime in a 1-0 win. The game-winning goal for Lawrence's Adrianna Hudyma was her first collegiate tally. 

Lawrence cross country logo CROSS COUNTRY

Event: Brissman/Lundeen Invitational

When and Where: Friday, Oct. 4, 5:15 p.m., Saukie Golf Course, Rock Island, Ill.

Fast Fact: Lawrence men's standout Joe Kortenhof has run twice this season and claimed Midwest Conference Performer of the Week both times. Kortenhof won the most recent honor after finishing second at the Titan Fall Classic and turning in the fastest time in the league this season.

Lawrence volleyball logo VOLLEYBALL (4-14, 0-1 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Knox

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Memorial Gymnasium, Galesburg, Ill.

Series Record: The Vikings are 16-5 against Knox in matches dating back to 1999, and Lawrence has won 10 straight against the Prairie Fire.

Webcast: Lawrence at Knox

Opponent: Lawrence at Monmouth

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m., Glennie Gymnasium, Monmouth, Ill.

Series Record: Monmouth has a 12-8 edge over Lawrence in matches dating back to 2000. Lawrence has won the last five matches against the Scots.

Webcast: Lawrence at Monmouth

Fast Fact: Setter Averie Miller has been in a groove over the last seven matches. Miller has averaged 8.20 assists per set during that stretch while also picking up 25 kills with a .328 hitting percentage. She also has 10 aces and 57 digs over that time.

Lawrence fencing logo FENCING

Event: Lawrence Duals

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 5, all day, Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center

Event: Lawrence Open

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 6, all day, Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center 

Fast Fact: Lawrence opens its season with a pair of home events. Saturday's action features dual matches against other teams, and Sunday's event will be an individual tournament.

Lawrence fencing logo SWIMMING AND DIVING

Event: Blue and White Alumni Meet

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m., Boldt Natatorium

Fast Fact: Lawrence opens its season by welcoming its alumni/alumnae back to Boldt Natatorium.

Lawrence football logo FOOTBALL (1-2)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Illinois College

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: In a series that started in 1986, Illinois College holds a 16-5 lead over the Vikings. Lawrence's last win over the Blueboys was a 22-18 triumph in 2007.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Illinois College

Fast Fact: Lawrence will honor its 2019 Hall of Fame inductees at halftime of the "homecoming" game vs. Illinois College. The inductees are baseball great Stephen Bernsten, soccer standouts John Laing and Kim Geiser, basketball and volleyball star Kelly Mulcahy, All-America basketball player Ryan Kroeger and Lawrence sports information legend Rick Peterson.

Lawrence soccer logo MEN'S SOCCER (5-3-1, 2-0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at St. Norbert

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m., Schneider Stadium, De Pere, Wis.

Series Record: The series started in Lawrence's first year of soccer, 1974, and St. Norbert has a 42-14-6 edge over the Vikings.

Webcast: Lawrence at St. Norbert

Fast Fact: With wins over Illinois College and Grinnell this past weekend, Lawrence is off to its first 2-0-0 start in the Midwest Conference since 2010.

Lawrence tennis logo WOMEN'S TENNIS (7-4, 5-1 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Beloit

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m., Strong Stadium Complex, Beloit, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1979, Beloit holds a 20-13 edge over the Vikings, but Lawrence has won seven of the last nine meetings.

Opponent: Lawrence at Lake Forest

When and Where: Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m., Lake Forest Courts, Lake Forest, Ill.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1987, Lake Forest holds a 15-10 lead over Lawrence.

Fast Fact: Lawrence is is second place in the Midwest Conference standings with three matches left. The Vikings would clinch a berth in the four-time MWC Tournament with a pair of wins on Sunday.