This Week in the Forest: May 6-12

This Week in the Forest: May 6-12

The softball and women's tennis teams compete in the NCAA Tournament and track runs at the Midwest Conference Championships this week.

A dramatic two-run home run gave the Forester softball team a 5-4 walk-off victory over St. Norbert College in the championship round of the MWC Tournament on Saturday. Along with the conference tourney title comes the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament, where Lake Forest will be making its fifth appearance in the last six years. The 24-15 Foresters will travel to Central College for the regional tournament, which will also include the College of St. Benedict and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Lake Forest will take on Central, which is 26-8 and ranked 22nd in the nation, in Friday's opening round and the double-elimination event will conclude on Sunday.

The women's tennis team earned its spot in the NCAA Division III Tournament field by defeating St. Norbert College and Grinnell College by the same 5-0 score during the MWC Tournament on April 25. The Foresters, currently ranked 13th in the Central Region, are now 21-3 on the season and will be one of seven teams competing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater this weekend. Lake Forest will face off against Luther College (15-9) in Friday's first round and the winner will face the University of Chicago, the top-ranked team in the region, in the second round on Sunday. The event continues with round three on Sunday. The other three teams at the event are Carleton College, Edgewood College, and the College of St. Scholastica.

NCAA Division III Tournament Brackets: Softball | Women's Tennis

After a weekend off from competition, the Forester track team travels to St. Norbert College this weekend for the 2019 Midwest Conference Outdoor Championship Meet. Lake Forest, which competes in distance events only, placed tied-for-seventh in the women's team standings and ninth on the men's side at the MWC Indoor Championships in February. Individual Foresters posted five all-conference performances at the league's indoor meet and are ranked among the top eight in seven different events going into the outdoor championships on Friday and Saturday.

Fri, May 10 TBA Women's Tennis vs. Luther College
NCAA Division III Tournament - 1st Round
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Fri, May 10 TBA Softball at Central College 
NCAA DIvision III Tournament
Fri, May 10 2:00 p.m. Track Midwest Conference Outdoor Championship Meet
St. Norbert College
Sat, May 11 TBA Women's Tennis vs. University of Chicago (if win on Friday)
NCAA Division III Tournament - Second Round
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Sat, May 11 TBA Softball vs. TBD (at Central College)
NCAA Division III Tournament
Sat, May 11 12:15 p.m. Track Midwest Conference Outdoor Championship Meet
St. Norbert College
Sun, May 12 TBA Women's Tennis vs. TBD (if win on Saturday)
NCAA Division III Tournament - Third Round
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Sun, May 12 TBA Softball vs. TBD (at Central College)
NCAA Division III Tournament

Home events in Bold.
* Conference game 

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