This Week in the Forest: Sept. 10-16

This Week in the Forest: Sept. 10-16

The annual Forester Invitational cross country meet will be held at nearby Foss Park Golf Course on Friday.

The Lake Forest cross country teams will be joined by those from six other schools on Friday at the annual Forester Invitational. The Forester men are the defending champions at the meet while the Lake Forest women were third at last year's event, which was the first at Foss Park. Included in this season's field are three other Midwest Conference teams getting experience on the course where the 2018 MWC Championships will be held on October 27. It will be the second meet of the season for the Foresters, who placed fourth in the women's team standings and fifth on the men's side at the Tom Barry Invitational on September 1.

While the cross country teams were idle last weekend, the Forester women's soccer team played twice in two days, defeating Concordia University Chicago 1-0 on Friday before falling 3-0 to Illinois Institute of Technology on Saturday. Lake Forest is now 3-2-0 on the young season and will begin a three-game week at Concordia University Wisconsin (3-1-0) on Monday. The Foresters will also play at Milwaukee School of Engineering (1-4-0) on Wednesday before hosting Edgewood College (0-2-1) on Saturday. Lake Forest will be looking for revenge after falling to all three opponents by a combined total of just four goals last year.

It will be the rest of the field looking for revenge in women's golf this week when the Foresters compete in the Elmhurst Bluejay Invitational on Tuesday and the Marian Invite on Saturday. Lake Forest also played in both tournaments in 2017, winning the four-team event at Elmhurst by six strokes and tying for first out of nine schools at Marian. The Foresters are coming off a 24-point victory in a dual match with Benedictine University last Friday.

The first home event of the week for Forester Athletics is Tuesday night's volleyball match against Alverno College. Lake Forest dropped three of four contests at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Tournament at Lawrence University last weekend and is now 3-6 on the year. Alverno was also 1-3 in Milwaukee over the weekend and is now 1-7 on the season. The Foresters have won all four of their all-time meetings with the Inferno, including last year's three-set decision. Lake Forest will also host Dominican University (4-5) on Saturday looking to improve on the program's 2-6 record against the Stars.

The Forester men's golf team began its season at Carthage College's Tim Kopka Memorial Tournament in West Dundee, Illinois, where Lake Forest tied for ninth place out of 21 teams. The Foresters were sixth in the 35-team field at the 2017 Midwest Region Fall Classic and will return to Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, Illinois, for this year's event on Friday and Saturday.

After starting 2018 with three victories, the Lake Forest men's soccer team was defeated 4-0 by the University of St Thomas, the sixth-ranked team in the country, on Saturday and 2-0 by Benedictine University on Sunday. The Foresters will compete in the Warrior Cup this weekend, taking on Olivet College on Friday and host Wisconsin Lutheran College on Sunday. Lake Forest has never played Olivet and won the program's only meeting with Wisconsin Lutheran in 2009.

The Forester women's tennis team is off to a 5-0 start with 9-0 triumphs over three conference opponents last weekend. MWC play will continue on Saturday when Lake Forest hosts Cornell College (4-2, 3-0 MWC) in the morning and defending league champion Grinnell College (3-0, 3-0 MWC) in the afternoon. The Foresters defeated Cornell in the regular season and MWC Tournament last year but fell twice to Grinnell.


Mon, Sept. 10 4:30 p.m. Women's Soccer at Concordia University Wisconsin Video | Live Stats
Tue, Sept. 11 11:00 a.m. Women's Golf at Elmhurst Bluejay Invitational
Oak Brook Golf Club - Oak Brook, Ill.
Tue, Sept. 11 7:00 p.m. Volleyball Alverno College Video
Thurs, Sept. 13 7:00 p.m. Women's Soccer at Milwaukee School of Engineering Video
Fri, Sept. 14 8:00 a.m. Men's Golf at Midwest Region Fall Classic
Eagle Ridge Resort - Galena, Ill.
Fri, Sept. 14 5:00 p.m. Cross Country Forester Invitational
Foss Park Golf Course - North Chicago, Ill.
Fri, Sept. 14 6:00 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Olivet College
Warrior Cup - Wisconsin Lutheran College
Fri, Sept. 14 7:30 p.m. Volleyball at Benedictine University Live Stats
Sat, Sept. 15 8:00 a.m. Men's Golf at Midwest Region Fall Classic
Eagle Ridge Resort - Galena, Ill.
Sat, Sept. 15 8:00 a.m. Women's Golf at Marian Invite
Whispering Springs Golf Club - Fond du Lac, Wis.
Sat, Sept. 15 9:00 a.m. Women's Tennis Cornell College *  
Sat, Sept. 15 1:00 p.m. Women's Soccer Edgewood College Video | Live Stats
Sat, Sept. 15 1:00 p.m. Volleyball Dominican University Video
Sat, Sept. 15 3:00 p.m. Women's Tennis Grinnell College *  
Sun, Sept. 16 3:30 p.m. Men's Soccer at Wisconsin Lutheran College
Warrior Cup
Video | Live Stats

Home events in Bold.
* Conference game 

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