Category: Women’s Tennis

The Week Ahead: September 19-25

APPLETON, Wis. — Several Lawrence University teams delve into Midwest Conference play this week. Football has its league opener on Saturday when it hosts Illinois College, and men’s and women’s soccer play a pair of conference games this weekend.

The Vikings have what is possibly the earliest kickoff in Lawrence history as the football plays at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Four teams, football, volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer, are all at home on Saturday.

LU Sports-VikingSoccer-PMS294WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-5-0, 0-0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-Platteville (4-3-0)

When and Where: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. UWP

Series: Platteville holds a 1-0-0 lead in the series. The only match played between the teams was in 2014, and the Pioneers posted a 2-0 victory.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Knox (7-0-1, 0-0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Knox

Series: In a series

Fast Fact: Lawrence holds a commanding 20-1-0 lead in the series that dates to 1987. Knox’s only win was a 1-0 triumph last fall.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Illinois College (4-1-0, 1-0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Illinois College

Series: In a series that started in 1997, Lawrence holds a 16-1-1 lead in the rivalry. The Vikings won 1-0 last fall.

Fast Fact: The short-handed Vikings picked up their first win of the season last week with a 1-0 win at Lakeland. Due to injuries, Lawrence played with just nine players in the second half but managed to keep the Muskies off the board. Goalkeeper Kori Looker earned her first career shutout against Lakeland.

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Opponent: Lawrence at Carroll (4-7)

When and Where: Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Van Male Fieldhouse, Waukesha, Wis.

Webcast: Lawrence at Carroll

Series: Carroll won 3-0 earlier this season and now holds a 12-10 series lead over the Vikings.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. MSOE (1-8)

When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m., Alexander Gymnasium.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. MSOE

Series: Lawrence has an 11-3 edge over the Raiders in a series that goes back to 1999.

Fast Fact: The Vikings went 0-4 last week in a brutal stretch of games. Middle hitter Liz Arco was named to the all-tournament team at the Red Hawk Invitational after posting a pair of double-digit kill matches. Arco finished with 20 kills on the day and an impressive .341 hitting percentage.

LU Sports-VikingTennis-PMS294WOMEN’S TENNIS (5-3, 4-2 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at ITA Regional Tournament

When and Where: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn.

Webcast: None.

Fast Fact: Lawrence has won four of its last five matches to improve to 4-2 in the conference. Top singles and doubles player Katie Frankel was named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week after posting a 3-0 record at No. 1 singles and teamed with Lindsay Holsen for a 3-0 mark at No. 1 doubles.

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Event: Brissman-Lundeen Invitational

When and Where: Friday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Saukie Golf Course, Rock Island, Ill.

Results: Brissman-Lundeen Invitational

Fast Fact: The Lawrence men were the top finishers among Midwest Conference schools at this event in 2015. The Vikings also get their first look at Grinnell, which is the favorite to win the men’s title in the league this season. Look for the debut this season of Lawrence senior Max Edwards.

LU Sports-VikingFootball-PMS294FOOTBALL (1-1, 0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Illinois College (1-2, 0-1 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Illinois College

Series: In a series that dates to 1986, Illinois College holds a 15-5 edge. The teams haven’t played since 2013, and Lawrence’s last win was a 22-18 victory back in 2007.

Fast Fact: Lawrence linebacker Jake Gostisha ranks in the top 10 in the Midwest Conference in four statistical categories. He’s ninth at 8.5 tackles per game, second at 2.0 tackles for loss per game, second at 1.0 interceptions per game and fifth at 1.5 passes defensed per game.

LU Sports-VikingSoccer-PMS294MEN’S SOCCER (2-4-0, 0-0-0 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Knox (4-3-0, 0-0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m., Whiting Field West.

Webcast: None.

Series: In a series goes all the way back to 1975, Lawrence holds a 12-8-1 edge against Knox. The Vikings will be trying to snap a three-game losing skid to the Prairie Fire.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Illinois College (0-3-2, 0-0-0 MWC)

When and Where: Sunday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Illinois College

Series: Lawrence holds a 12-6-1 advantage over Illinois College in a series that began in 1997. Illinois College has won the last two matches, both by identical 1-0 scores.

Fast Fact: Lawrence plays Saturday match on the grass at Whiting Field West due to scheduling conflicts in the Banta Bowl. The Vikings will be back on the turf on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore midfielder Taylor Reifert posted the first multi-goal game of his career with a pair of goals against Edgewood.

Vikings hammer Beloit in impressive win

APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University women’s tennis team put on a dominating performance Sunday at the Lawrence Courts with a 9-0 Midwest Conference victory over Beloit College.

The Vikings (5-3, 4-2 MWC) swept through the three doubles matches and dropped just one game to the Bucs (0-6, 0-5) in the process.

Lawrence also swept through the six singles matches and lost just two games. Katie Frankel (No. 1), Lindsay Holsen (No. 2), El Goblirsch (No. 5) and Katie Nottberg (No. 6) all were 6-0, 6-0 winners. Elana Lambert (No. 3) and Annie Harincar (No. 4) were both 6-0, 6-1 winners for Lawrence.

The Vikings dropped just three games total on the afternoon.

Lawrence University 9, Beloit College 0

Singles competition
1. Katie Frankel (LU) def. Kiri Youngquist (BC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Alexandra Kurpiel (BC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Elana Lambert (LU) def. Hayden Lamphere (BC) 6-0, 6-1
4. Annie Harincar (LU) def. Emma Hahn (BC) 6-0, 6-1
5. El Goblirsch (LU) def. Renny Klein (BC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Katie Nottberg (LU) def. Nyasha Nyamhondoro (BC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Kiri Youngquist/Hayden Lamphere (BC) 8-0
2. Annie Harincar/Alicia Lex (LU) def. Alexandra Kurpiel/Emma Hahn (BC) 8-1
3. Elana Lambert/Katie Nottberg (LU) def. Renny Klein/Nyasha Nyamhondoro (BC) 8-0

Doubles the difference as Foresters edge Lawrence

APPLETON, Wis. — The Lake Forest College women’s tennis team swept the doubles competition Sunday and then hung on to post a 5-4 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University at the Lawrence Courts.

The Foresters (5-3, 3-3 MWC) led 3-0 after the doubles competition before seeing Lawrence (4-3, 3-2) battle back during singles play.

Lawrence got wins from Katie Frankel at No. 1 and El Goblirsch at No. 6 in straight sets. Lindsay Holsen at No. 2 and Alexis Shannon at No. 5 both won supertiebreakers for the Vikings. Lake Forest got straight-sets victories at Nos. 3 and 4 to secure the victory.

Lake Forest College 5, Lawrence University 4

Singles competition
1. Katie Frankel (LU) def. Leeza Bodnar (LFC) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
2. Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Allison Watts (LFC) 1-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-5)
3. Lucia Stumbras (LFC) def. Elana Lambert (LU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Silvia Kulbokas (LFC) def. Annie Harincar (LU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Alexis Shannon (LU) def. Sara Grosse (LFC) 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-8)
6. El Goblirsch (LU) def. Samantha Russell (LFC) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Lucia Stumbras/Leeza Bodnar (LFC) def. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) 8-5
2. Allison Watts/Silvia Kulbokas (LFC) def. Annie Harincar/Alicia Lex (LU) 8-0
3. Sara Grosse/Samantha Russell (LFC) def. Elana Lambert/Alexis Shannon (LU) 8-6

Vikings sweep doubles matches, roll to win over Marian

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — The Lawrence University women’s tennis team got Wednesday’s match started by sweeping the doubles matches and rolled to an 8-1 nonconference win over Marian University at Buttermilk Creek Park.

Lawrence (4-2) ran its win streak to four matches with the victory.

The Vikings lost just three games in sweeping the three doubles matches. Elana Lambert and Alexis Shannon led the way for the Vikings by winning 8-0 at No. 3 doubles. Katie Frankel and Lindsay Holsen were 8-1 winners at No. 1, and Annie Harincar and Alicia Lex won 8-2 at No. 2.

Frankel (No. 1), Holsen (No. 2) and El Goblirsch (No. 6) all won in straight sets in singles. Lambert won at No. 3 and Harincar was a winner at No. 4.

Lawrence University 8, Marian University 1

Singles competition
1. Katie Frankel (LU) def. Meg Hartzell (MU) 6-4, 6-2
2. Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Alissa Heid (MU) 6-1, 6-4
3. Elana Lambert (LU) def. Mackenzie Meyers (MU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)
4. Annie Harincar (LU) def. Andrea Krahenbuhl (MU) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6)
5. Kristin Houle (MU) def. Alexis Shannon (LU) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
6. El Goblirsch (LU) def. Mati Kissack (MU) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Meg Hartzell/Celeste Degeneffe (MU) 8-1
2. Annie Harincar/Alicia Lex (LU) def. Alissa Heid/Mackenzie Meyers (MU) 8-2
3. Elana Lambert/Alexis Shannon (LU) def. Melissa Spannbauer/Alyssa Ostrowski (MU) 8-0

Perfect week nets Frankel MWC Player of the Week honor

Katie Frankel
Katie Frankel

APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University women’s tennis standout Katie Frankel has been named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week.

Frankel (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) picked up the honor after posting a perfect week at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. Frankel went 6-0 with three wins apiece in singles and doubles.

In a 5-4 win at Knox College on Sept. 9, Frankel won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and teamed with Lindsay Holsen (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc) for an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles.

In a 9-0 win at Monmouth College on Sept. 10, Frankel won 6-1, 6-2 in singles and was an 8-1 winner in doubles. Frankel then capped her week with two more wins later the same day. In a 9-0 victory at Illinois College, Frankel posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles and an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles.

The three Midwest Conference victories moved Lawrence to 3-1 in the league and 3-2 overall. Lawrence returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Marian University.

The Week Ahead: September 12-18

APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University volleyball team opens the home portion of its schedule on Wednesday by hosting a pair of highly touted opponents. UW-Stevens Point enters Wednesday’s match at Alexander Gymnasium ranked 15th, and Oshkosh is just out of the top 25.

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Opponent: Lawrence Quad — Lawrence vs. No. 15 UW-Stevens Point (9-0); Lawrence vs. UW-Oshkosh (8-2)

When and Where: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m. vs. Stevens Point, 7:30 p.m. vs. Oshkosh. Both matches at Alexander Gymnasium.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. UWSP, vs. UWO

Series: In a series that goes to 2002, UW-Stevens Point holds a 12-3 edge over the Vikings. The series with UW-Oshkosh goes back to 1981, the Titans are unbeaten against Lawrence at 23-0.

Last Meeting: Stevens Point defeated the Vikings 3-0 on Sept. 16, 2015. Oshkosh topped Lawrence 3-0 on Sept. 16, 2015.

Opponent: at Red Hawk Invitational — Lawrence vs. St. Mary’s, Lawrence vs. St. Catherine

When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. vs. St. Mary’s, noon vs. St. Catherine’s at the Storzer Center.

Webcast: None.

Series: This is the first meeting with St. Mary’s (Minn.), and St. Catherine holds a 2-1 edge in a series that dates to 2001.

Last Meeting: St. Catherine defeated the Vikings 3-0 on Oct. 11, 2008.

Fast Fact: Lawrence split its matches at the UW-Oshkosh Pizza Hut Classic last weekend and picked up victories over Martin Luther and MSOE. Junior outside hitter Rachael Wuensch was named to the all-tournament team for the Vikings.

LU Sports-VikingSoccer-PMS294WOMEN’S SOCCER (0-4-0)

Opponent: Lawrence at Lakeland (1-3-0)

When and Where: Muskie Soccer Field, 4 p.m.

Webcast: None.

Series: In a series that dates to 1993, Lawrence has an 8-0-0 record against the Muskies.

Last Meeting: Lawrence defeated Lakeland 4-2 in 2015.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. North Park (0-3-0)

When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. North Park

Series: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Last Meeting: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Opponent: Lawrence at UW-Stevens Point (1-5-0)

When and Where: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m., Point Soccer Bowl.

Webcast: None.

Series: Lawrence holds an 11-6-1 advantage in the series that dates to the 1983 season.

Last Meeting: The Vikings defeated Stevens Point 2-0 on a pair of Ryan Berkley goals in the Banta Bowl in 2015.

Fast Fact: After having Patsy Kealey play all but 180 minutes in goal last season, the Vikings have already had three different players in net this season. North Park plays its home matches at the Holmgren Athletic Complex, named for former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren. Both Holmgren’s wife, Kathy, and his daughters attended North Park.

LU Sports-VikingSoccer-PMS294MEN’S SOCCER (1-3-0)

Opponent: Lawrence at Edgewood (3-2-0)

When and Where: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Breese Stevens Field, Madison, Wis.

Webcast: Lawrence at Edgewood

Series: In a series that started in 1991, Edgewood holds a 12-4-1 edge.

Last Meeting: The teams played to a scoreless overtime tie in 2014.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-Platteville

When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. UW-Platteville

Series: UW-Platteville has an 8-3-0 lead in the series that dates to 1986.

Last Meeting: Lawrence defeated the Pioneers 2-1 in 2003.

Fast Fact: The Vikings scored their first goals of the season in a 3-0 win over Coe at the Associated College of the Midwest Showcase this past Sunday. One just isn’t enough for Jack Blodgett, who scored a pair of goals in a match for the second time in his career. Senior goalkeeper Joe Krivit recorded career shutout No. 14 Sunday against Coe. He’s four shy of tying the career record of 18 held by Lawrence Hall of Famer Dan Dreyfus.

LU Sports-VikingTennis-PMS294WOMEN’S TENNIS (3-2, 3-1 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Marian

When and Where: Thursday, Sept. 15, 5 p.m., Buttermilk Creek Park, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Last Meeting: Lawrence defeated the Sabres 6-3 in 2015.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest (2-2)

When and Where: Sunday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m., Lawrence Courts.

Last Meeting: Lawrence defeated the Sabres 6-3 in 2015.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Beloit (0-3)

When and Where: Sunday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m., Lawrence Courts.

Last Meeting: Lawrence defeated the Bucs 6-3 in 2015.

Fast Fact: The Vikings had successful swing through the Land of Lincoln with three wins last weekend in Illinois. Lawrence defeated Knox 5-4 and then swept Monmouth 9-0 and Illinois College 9-0. Alicia Lex put together a pair of golden sets in a 6-0, 6-0 singles win at Monmouth. Lex won all 48 points played in the match.

 

Lawrence tennis fires shutout at Lady Blues

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The Lawrence University women’s tennis team dropped just one set Saturday on its way to a 9-0 Midwest Conference pounding of Illinois College.

Lawrence (3-2, 3-1 MWC) swept the three doubles matches and was led by Alexis Shannon and El Goblirsch, who posted an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles.

The Vikings picked up three 6-0, 6-0 singles victories as Katie Frankel at No. 1, Lindsay Holsen at No. 2 and Katie Nottberg at No. 6 all won without dropping a game.

Shannon won at No. 3, Goblirsch rallied to win at No. 4 and Alicia Lex was a straight-sets winner at No. 5.

Lawrence University 9, Illinois College 0

Singles competition
1. Katie Frankel (LU) def. Sally Kate Hixson (IC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Lena Reed (IC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Alexis Shannon (LU) def. Jovanna Chavez (IC) 6-4, 7-6
4. El Goblirsch (LU) def. Lisa Noggle (IC) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-2)
5. Alicia Lex (LU) def. Madelyn Deardorff (IC) 6-1, 6-4
6. Katie Nottberg (LU) def. Kitty Justice (IC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Jovanna Chavez/Sally Kate Hixson (IC) 8-2
2. Annie Harincar/Katie Nottberg (LU) def. Lisa Noggle/Lena Reed (IC) 8-3
3. Alexis Shannon/El Goblirsch (LU) def. Madelyn Deardorff/Sara Timberlake (IC) 8-0

Lawrence tennis rolls to shutout of Monmouth

MONMOUTH, Ill. — The Lawrence University women’s tennis team rolled to a 9-0 Midwest Conference shutout of Monmouth College on Saturday.

Lawrence (2-2, 2-1 MWC) got the match started by dropping just two games total in picking all three doubles victories. El Goblirsch and Alicia Lex posted an 8-0 win for Lawrence at No. 3 doubles.

Goblirsch and Lex were also perfect during singles play as Goblirsch won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5, and Lex was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 6.

Rookie Alexis Shannon picked up her first two collegiate wins against Monmouth. Shannon teamed with Annie Harincar for an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles and followed that with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles.

Lawrence University 9, Monmouth College 0

Singles competition
1. Katie Frankel (LU) def. Katherine Hinman (MC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Rachel Leifheit (MC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Annie Harincar (LU) def. Morgan Holle (MC) 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 1-0 (10-4)
4. Alexis Shannon (LU) def. Lexi Tibbs (MC) 6-1, 6-1
5. El Goblirsch (LU) def. Natalie Curtis (MC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Alicia Lex (LU) def. Simone Johnson (MC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Katherine Hinman/Rachel Leifheit (MC) 8-1
2. Annie Harincar/Alexis Shannon (LU) def. Morgan Holle/Natalie Curtis (MC) 8-1
3. El Goblirsch/Alicia Lex (LU) def. Lexi Tibbs/Simone Johnson (MC) 8-0

Lex’s singles win lifts Vikings past Knox

GALESBURG, Ill. — Alicia Lex’s win at No. 6 singles lifted the Lawrence University women’s tennis team to a 5-4 Midwest Conference victory over Knox College on Friday at the Merdian Courts.

The Vikings led 4-2 in the match when Lex closed out a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sierra Henry to clinch the victory for Lawrence (1-2, 1-1 MWC). Katie Frankel won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Lindsay Holsen was a 6-2, 6-0 winner for the Vikings at No. 2.

The Vikings grabbed a 2-1 lead over Knox (2-4, 1-1) after the doubles play. Frankel and Holsen were impressive 8-1 winners at No. 1, and Lex and Annie Harincar picked up an 8-6 victory at No. 2.

Lawrence University 5, Knox College 4

Singles competition
1. Katie Frankel (LU) def. Emily Miller (KC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Maddie Schacht (KC) 6-2, 6-0
3. Savannah Sailors (KC) def. Annie Harincar (LU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Anna McDermott (KC) def. Alexis Shannon (LU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Clare Colt (KC) def. El Goblirsch (LU) 6-4, 6-3
6. Alicia Lex (LU) def. Sierra Henry (KC) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Katie Frankel/Lindsay Holsen (LU) def. Savannah Sailors/Maddie Schacht (KC) 8-1
2. Annie Harincar/Alicia Lex (LU) def. Melissa Smith/Anna McDermott (KC) 8-6
3. Emily Miller/Clare Colt (KC) def. Alexis Shannon/El Goblirsch (LU) 9-7

The Week Ahead: September 5-11

APPLETON, Wis. — Two Lawrence University teams make their home debut this week as both men’s soccer and football play in the Banta Bowl.

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Opponent: Lawrence vs. MSOE, at ACM Soccer Showcase

When and Where: Wednesday, Sept. 3 vs. MSOE at the Banta Bowl, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 10, vs. Macalester at Lake Forest, Ill., 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, Sept. 11, vs. Coe at Lake Forest, Ill., 10:30 a.m.

Webcast: Match vs. MSOE ACM Tournament matches

Series: Lawrence leads the series with MSOE 10-8-4 in a rivalry that goes back to 1983. Macalester has a 1-0-0 lead in its series with the Vikings, and Lawrence has a 1-0-1 lead in the series with Coe.

Last Meeting: MSOE defeated Lawrence 4-0 in 2014. Macalester posted a 1-0 overtime win over the Vikings in the teams’ only meeting in 2008. Lawrence and Coe to played to a 0-0 overtime tie in 2015.

Fast Fact: The tournament this weekend features schools from the Associated College of the Midwest, a group of elite, private colleges.

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Opponents: Lawrence at Knox, at Monmouth, at Illinois College

When and Where: Friday, Sept. 9, at Knox, 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 10, at Monmouth, 9 a.m.; Saturday, Sept. 10, at Illinois College, 3 p.m.

Last Meeting: Lawrence swept these three opponents in Oct. 2015. The Vikings posted an 8-1 victory over Knox, edged Monmouth 5-4 and topped Illinois College 7-2.

Fast Fact: The Vikings will put in some serious mileage on Saturday as they play at Monmouth in the morning and then take the 100-mile drive to Jacksonville, Ill., to face the Lady Blues in the afternoon.

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Opponent: Lawrence at Marian; at UW-Oshkosh Pizza Hut Classic

When and Where: Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Marian, 7 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 9, vs. Millkin at UWO, 6 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 9, vs. Martin Luther at UWO, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 10, vs. Carroll at UWO, noon; Saturday, Sept. 10, vs. MSOE at UWO, 2 p.m.

Webcast: Match at Marian

Series: Lawrence leads the series with Marian 24-17 in a rivalry that goes back to 1980. Carroll holds an 11-10 lead over the Vikings. Lawrence leads MSOE 11-3 in a series that started in 1999. Martin Luther leads the series 3-0 and Millikin has a 1-0 edge over the Vikings.

Last Meeting: Lawrence played three of these teams in 2015 and fell to all three. Marian and Carroll posted 3-1 victories, and MSOE topped the Vikings 3-0. Martin Luther defeated the Vikings 3-1 back in 2012, and Millikin was a 3-0 winner in the teams’ only meeting in 2004.

Fast Fact: Lawrence rookie Rachel Barthel was named to the all-tournament team at the Captains Classic last weekend at Christopher Newport.

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Opponent: Lawrence at Marian, at ACM Soccer Showcase

When and Where: Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Marian, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 10, vs. Coe at Lake Forest, Ill., 1 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 11, vs. Macalester at Lake Forest, Ill., 1 p.m.

Webcast: ACM Tournament matches

Series: Lawrence has a 7-4-1 lead over Marian in a series that started in 1990. This is Lawrence’s first meeting with Coe, and Macalester has a 1-0-0 lead in the series with the Vikings.

Last Meeting: Marian defeated the Vikings 3-1 in 2015. Macalester defeated visiting Lawrence 2-0 in the only meeting in 2008.

Fast Fact: Lawrence faced two tough opponents on its opening weekend of play, and the Vikings were outscored 13-0 in the two matches.

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Event: Ken Weidt Classic at Concordia University Wisconsin

When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.

Where: Concondia athletics fields, Mequon, Wis.

Last Season: The Lawrence women won the title at this event in 2015 and have a returning top-five finisher in Erin Schrobilgen. The Lawrence men were fifth last season and Josh Janusiak led the way for Lawrence by finishing ninth.

Fast Fact: Lawrence is coming off a good start to the season as the men took fourth and the women placed fifth at St. Norbert’s Tom Barry Invitational. Janusiak was third overall for the men, and Schrobilgen placed 12th to pace the women.

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Opponent: Lawrence vs. Finlandia

When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m.

Where: The Banta Bowl

Webcast: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/lawrence/

Series: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Last Meeting: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Fast Fact: Lawrence takes the field for its home opener against another first-time opponent. This is Finlandia’s second season of football, and the Lions went 3-7 a season ago with two wins over Maranatha Baptist and a victory over Trinity Bible.