APPLETON, Wis. — The Gene Davis Invitational highlights another busy Saturday on the Lawrence University campus as the Vikings host five home events that day. Lawrence cross country will run its home invitational at Reid Golf Course on Saturday morning.
Opponent: Lawrence at Lakeland (2-9-0)
When and Where: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m., Muskie Soccer Field, Plymouth, Wis.
Series: In a series goes all the way back to 1974, Lawrence holds a 15-8-2 lead. The Vikings posted a 2-0 win over the Muskies last season.
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Maranatha Baptist (2-8-0)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 1:30 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.
Webcast: Lawrence vs. Maranatha Baptist
Series: In two tries, Lawrence has yet to defeat Maranatha Baptist. The Vikings played to a scoreless tie in the first meeting in 1995, and the Sabercats won 3-1 in 2015.
Fast Fact: Lawrence could be without starting goalkeeper Joe Krivit this week after he was injured in a loss to Lake Forest last Saturday. Taylor Reifert picked up a goal against Lake Forest and is now tied for the team lead with four goals.
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon (5-7, 3-3 MWC)
When and Where: Thursday, Oct. 6, 5 p.m., Lawrence Courts.
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Cornell (8-2, 5-1 MWC)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m., Lawrence Courts.
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Grinnell (7-1, 6-0 MWC)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, noon, Lawrence Courts.
Fast Fact: Lawrence is looking to keep its winning streak alive against Ripon. The Vikings have defeated Ripon 12 consecutive times, and that streak dates back to the 2004 season.
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Monmouth (6-10, 1-0 MWC)
When and Where: Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium.
Webcast: Lawrence vs. Monmouth
Series: Monmouth has a 12-5 edge in the series since 2000, but Lawrence has won the last two meetings.
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Knox (4-15, 1-1 MWC)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium.
Webcast: Lawrence vs. Knox
Series: Lawrence has beaten the Prairie Fire seven consecutive times and holds a 12-5 lead in the series since 1999.
Fast Fact: Junior Cyra Bammer ranks third in the Midwest Conference at 4.49 digs per set. Lawrence piled up a season-high 69 digs in its win over MSOE.
Event: Gene Davis Invitational
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m., Reid Golf Course, Appleton, Wis.
Fast Fact: Lawrence sophomore Josh Janusiak was named Midwest Conference Performer of the Week after turning in the league’s fastest time at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational. Running in oppressive heat and humidity in Rock Island, Ill., Janusiak finished 15th after covering the 8,000 meters at Saukie Golf Course in 25:55.6. That is the fastest time in the league by five seconds.
Opponent: Lawrence at Macalester (4-1, 3-0 MWC)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Macalester Stadium, St. Paul, Minn.
Webcast: Lawrence at Macalester
Series: Macalester holds a 7-4-0 lead in a series that was first contested in 1948. Macalester has won three straight in the series, and perhaps Lawrence’s most memorable win was a 13-10 victory in the Banta Bowl in 2001. The “Immaculate Deflection” game saw the winning touchdown scored by the Vikings in the final seconds when a pass deflected off the shoulder pads of Zach Michael into the waiting arms of Chris McGinley in the end zone.
Fast Fact: Lawrence rushed for 348 yards in a 36-22 win over Beloit, and that is the most yards gained on the ground by the Vikings since a 2006 win over Grinnell. Lawrence also had two 100-yard rushers in quarterback Ryan Butterfield and running back Wasonu Allen. Butterfield ripped off an 82-yard touchdown run, the second-longest run play in Lawrence history.