APPLETON, Wis. — A trio of fall teams wrap up the regular season this week, and the Lawrence University volleyball team will have to wait to determine its fate on earning a berth in the Midwest Conference Tournament.
MEN’S SOCCER (5-9-1, 1-5-1 MWC)
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon (4-11-0, 0-7-0 MWC)
When and Where: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.
Webcast: Lawrence vs. Ripon
Series: Lawrence has a 32-17-2 advantage in a series that started in the Vikings’ first season of soccer, 1974. The Vikings have won three straight and are 10-3-2 in their last 15 games against the Red Hawks.
Opponent: Lawrence at Beloit (6-8-1, 1-6-1 MWC)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 29, noon, Strong Stadium Complex, Beloit, Wis.
Webcast: Lawrence at Beloit
Series: Beloit has a 28-20-2 lead in the series that dates back to 1974. Lawrence has won four straight over the Bucs, and the Vikings have a 7-1-1 mark in their last nine games against Beloit.
Fast Fact: Lawrence sophomore Taylor Reifert has at least one point in five of his last six games. He took over the team scoring lead with a goal against Monmouth this past Saturday and now has seven this season.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-13-0, 0-7-0 MWC)
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Ripon (13-2-1, 4-2-1 MWC)
When and Where: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.
Webcast: Lawrence vs. Ripon
Series: In a series that stretches back to 1982, Lawrence has a 29-16-1 lead in the rivalry. The Vikings have won two of the last three games and own a 14-3-1 mark against the Red Hawks since the 1998 season.
Opponent: Lawrence at Beloit (4-9-0, 2-6-0 MWC)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m., Strong Stadium Complex, Beloit, Wis.
Webcast: Lawrence at Beloit
Series: Beloit owns a 22-18-7 edge in a series that dates back to 1982. Beloit’s win last season snapped Lawrence’s five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) in the rivalry.
Fast Fact: Ryan Berkley scored her team-leading third goal of the season against North Park last Friday.
Opponent: Lawrence at No. 11 UW-Eau Claire (0-0-0)
When and Where: Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Hobbs Ice Center, Eau Claire, Wis.
Webcast: Lawrence at UWEC
Series: UW-Eau Claire holds a 8-1-0 lead in a series that started in the 2000-01 season. Lawrence picked up a victory against the Blugolds during the 2009-10 season.
Opponent: Lawrence at No. 1 UW-Stevens Point (0-0-0)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Willett Arena, Stevens Point, Wis.
Webcast: Lawrence at UWSP
Series: UW-Stevens Point holds a 7-1-0 lead in a series that started in the 2002-03 season. The Vikings topped the Pointers 5-4 in the 2010-11 season.
Fast Fact: Lawrence opens its 31st hockey season with a pair of ranked opponents, including the top-ranked Pointers. UW-Stevens Point won its fifth NCAA Division III championship with a 5-1 victory over St. Norbert last season.
Event: Midwest Conference Championships
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m., The Beloit Club, Beloit, Wis.
Scoring: AccuRace Timing
Fast Fact: The Lawrence men are serious Midwest Conference title contenders but will have to fight it out with Grinnell and Lake Forest. The Pioneers have won the last four league titles and are the favorite again on Saturday. Lawrence standout Josh Janusiak owns the league’s fastest time this season, and is supported by freshman sensation Joe Kortenhof and returning all-conference performers Max Edwards and Ben Schaefer.
VOLLEYBALL (10-14, 5-4 MWC)
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Edgewood (16-13)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m., Woltzen Gymnasium, Plymouth, Wis.
Series: Lawrence holds an 8-7 edge over the Eagles since 2000, but Edgewood has won seven in a row against the Vikings.
Opponent: Lawrence at Lakeland (14-13)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 29, 3 p.m., Woltzen Gymnasium, Plymouth, Wis.
Series: Lakeland has a 27-8 advantage in a series that dates back to 1980. The teams have split the last four meetings, with Lawrence winning in 2010 and 2011, and Lakeland posting victories in 2013 and 2015.
Fast Fact: All eyes for the Vikings will be on the Ripon-St. Norbert match on Wednesday night. Should the Green Knights knock off Ripon in the Midwest Conference finale for the Red Hawks, that would give Ripon four league losses. Lawrence also has four losses in conference play, but the Vikings hold the tiebreaker over Ripon and that might mean a Midwest Conference Tournament berth for Lawrence.
FOOTBALL (2-5, 1-4 MWC)
Opponent: Lawrence vs. Grinnell (0-7, 0-5 MWC)
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl
Webcast: Lawrence vs. Grinnell
Series: In a series that goes back to 1940, Grinnell holds a 31-27 lead based on the strength of the Pioneers’ current five-game win streak in the rivalry. Grinnell is only halfway to the longest win streak in the series. Lawrence won 10 straight from 1941-54.
Fast Fact: Lawrence plays its final home game of the season on Saturday with seven seniors trotting onto Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl for the final time. Receiver Trevor Spina and tackle Jackson Straughn represent seniors on the offense, linebacker Jake Lueck (currently out due to injury), safety Wes Hetcher, lineman Josh Mosley and cornerback Nick Ulloa represent the defense. Kicker Pat O’Mahoney is the Vikings’ senior placekicker.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SWIMMING
Event: Lawrence vs. Ripon
When and Where: Saturday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m., Boldt Natatorium.
Fast Fact: Lawrence opened its season at the massive All-Wisconsin Showcase last weekend and faced top competition from the state’s NCAA Division I programs and schools from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Paige Witter and Emei Thompson posted the best finishes for the Vikings as Witter was 10th in the 200-yard butterfly and Thompson was 10th in the 500 freestyle.