The Week Ahead: October 21-27

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University men's soccer team faces a key game at Knox College on Saturday as the Vikings try to secure a spot in the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament.

Lawrence volleyball logo VOLLEYBALL (6-18, 2-5 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert (19-7, 5-1 MWC)

When and Where: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium

Series Record: St. Norbert has a 52-0 mark against Lawrence in matches dating back to 1980.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. St. Norbert

Opponent: Lawrence at Lake Forest (9-12, 2-3 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m., Sports and Recreation Center, Lake Forest, Ill.

Series Record: In matches contested since 1999, Lake Forest holds a 15-7 edge over the Vikings.

Webcast: Lawrence at Lake Forest

Fast Fact: Lawrence wraps up the home portion of the schedule on Tuesday when the Vikings host St. Norbert.

Lawrence soccer logo WOMEN'S SOCCER (9-7-0, 2-4-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Knox (11-4-2, 6-0-1 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m., Jorge Prats Field, Galesburg, Ill.

Series Record: Lawrence holds a 20-4-0 record against Knox in a series that started in 1987.

Webcast: Lawrence at Knox

Fast Fact: Lawrence continues in its most difficult stretch of the season as the Vikings take on first-place Knox after facing the second- and third-place teams in the league last weekend.

Lawrence soccer logo MEN'S SOCCER (8-6-1, 4-3-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Knox (11-3-2, 6-1-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m., Jorge Prats Field, Galesburg, Ill.

Series Record: Lawrence has a 12-11-1 lead over Knox in a series that dates back to 1975.

Webcast: Lawrence at Knox

Fast Fact: Lawrence holds down the final spot for the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament. The Vikings enter play with 12 points and are one points ahead of Monmouth and Cornell. Lawrence has the most difficult remaining schedule as the Vikings face the league's first- and second-place teams to close out the conference season.

Lawrence swimming logo SWIMMING AND DIVING

Event: Lawrence at Ripon

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m., Kohler Pool, Ripon, Wis.

Fast Fact: Lawrence started its season at the All-Wisconsin Showcase last weekend and diver Maddy Smith posted a pair of top-12 finishes against a field filled with Division I divers.

Lawrence football logo FOOTBALL (1-5, 0-2 MWC North)

Opponent: Lawrence at St. Norbert (3-2, 2-0 MWC North)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m., Schneider Stadium, De Pere, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1916, St. Norbert holds a 30-13-2 advantage over Lawrence.

Webcast: Lawrence at St. Norbert

Fast Fact: Lawrence turned in another solid defensive performance against Macalester and remain atop the Midwest Conference in total defense. Wide receiver Ethan Simmons had the longest run of his career with a 72-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against the Scots.

Lawrence hockey logo ICE HOCKEY

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-Stevens Point (exhibition)

When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center

Fast Fact: Lawrence takes on the Pointers, the defending NCAA Division III champions, in an exhibition game. Lawrence opens the regular season on Nov. 1 when Lawrence hosts Gustavus Adolphus.