The Week Ahead: October 28-November 3

APPLETON, Wis. -- It's a tripleheader for the Vikings on Saturday as they host women's soccer, men's soccer and football on Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl. Lawrence also opens its hockey season this weekend with a two-game series against Gustavus Adolphus.

Lawrence soccer logo WOMEN'S SOCCER (9-8-0, 2-5-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Ripon (3-11-2, 1-4-2 MWC)

When and Where: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m., Prairie Field, Ripon, Wis.

Series Record: Lawrence has a 29-19-1 advantage over Ripon in a series that started in 1982.

Webcast: Lawrence at Ripon

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest (9-5-3, 4-2-2 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 2, noon, Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: In a series that started in 1982, Lake Forest holds a 35-6-1 edge over Lawrence.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest

Fast Fact: Lawrence needs one win in its final two games to ensure its first winning season since 2001.

Lawrence hockey logo ICE HOCKEY

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Gustavus Adolphus

When and Where: Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 2, 4 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center

Series Record: In a series that started in the 1999-2000 season, Gustavus has a 4-0-2 edge over Lawrence. The last two games both resulted in ties.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Gustavus

Fast Fact: Lawrence opens the season with 34 players, which is the largest squad in school history. The Vikings have 10 newcomers from as close as Wisconsin and as far as Russia.

Lawrence fencing logo FENCING

Event: Northwestern Fall Duals

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 2, all day, Glenview Park Center, Glenview, Ill.

Fast Fact: Lawrence has been perfect in duals this season after sweeping the competition at the Lawrence Duals in early October.

Lawrence cross country logo CROSS COUNTRY

Event: Midwest Conference Championships

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m., Oak Run Golf Course, Oak Run, Ill.

Fast Fact: Lawrence is going for its fourth consecutive individual title in the men's championship. Lawrence star Joe Kortenhof is one of the top contenders for the title and has been named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week four times this season.

Lawrence volleyball logo VOLLEYBALL (6-20)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Edgewood

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 2, noon, Mulva Center, De Pere, Wis.

Series Record: In matches since 2000, Edgewood leads Lawrence 10-8.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lakeland

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m., Mulva Center, De Pere, Wis.

Series Record: In a series that started in 1980, Lakeland leads the Vikings 29-9.

Fast Fact: Lawrence wraps up the regular season with these matches at the St. Norbert Quad.

Lawrence swimming logo SWIMMING AND DIVING

Event: Lawrence at Beloit

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m., Kresge Natatorium, Beloit, Wis.

Fast Fact: Lawrence swept the competition at the Ripon Triangular last Saturday. Charlie Phillips and Liam Wulfman were both multiple winners for the Lawrence men, and Erin Lengel and Maddy Smith were multiple winners for the women as both teams swept Ripon and Macalester.

Lawrence soccer logo MEN'S SOCCER (8-7-1, 4-4-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest (9-7-1, 7-1-0 MWC)

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

Series Record: In a series that started in 1975, Lake Forest has a 35-13-4 lead over the Vikings.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest

Fast Fact: A win and the Vikings are in the four-team Midwest Conference Tournament. Lawrence holds down the fourth spot in the standings and a win over the Foresters would put the Vikings in the conference tournament for the first time since 2011. Monmouth and Cornell are a point behind the Vikings and also in the running for the tournament.

Lawrence football logo FOOTBALL (1-6, 0-3 MWC North)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest (6-1, 3-0 MWC North)

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: Lawrence holds a 27-25 advantage over Lake Forest in a series that goes all the way back to 1902.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest

Fast Fact: Lawrence safety Jaxon Stratton matched his career high with 13 tackles against St. Norbert and posted his third double-digit tackle game of the season. Stratton is sixth in the Midwest Conference at 8.7 tackles per game.