Junior Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) notched her second goal of the game in the 86th minute to give the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team a 2-1 victory at Indiana State Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders clinched a berth in the MVC Tournament. Griffith’s goal tied Valpo career and single-season records for match-winning goals, while earlier in the game, senior Grace Rogers (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) matched the program record for assists in a career.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team stood toe-to-toe with perennial MVC power and nationally-ranked UNI Saturday evening in Cedar Falls, Iowa and earned a match-point chance in the fourth set, but in the end, the Panthers came out on top in a 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, 22-25, 29-27, 15-9) final.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team held the lead on two separate occasions on Saturday night in Conway, Ark., but Central Arkansas roared from behind to nip the Crusaders 3-2 in Missouri Valley Conference action.
The Valparaiso University swimming teams took to the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center on Saturday to compete against several schools around the state at the Indiana Intercollegiates meet on the campus of Purdue University. Sophomore Paige Wright (Surprise, Ariz./Paradise Honors) led Valpo with a team-best sixth-place finish in the 100-free for the women. Junior Dylan Kirar (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) came in seventh place in the 200-IM, the best finish for the Crusader men.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team avenged one of its early conference losses on Friday evening in Des Moines, Iowa, as the Crusaders easily handled Drake for a 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-15) road victory.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team had three of its four doubles teams competing at the ITA Midwest Regional in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Friday prevail in their opening round matches. One doubles tandem notched a pair of victories and reached the third round of the event.
A young Valparaiso University bowling squad got off to a strong start to the 2017-18 season on the first day of action at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational in Kenner, La., posting three of the top baker matches in program history and averaging better than 200 per game as the Crusaders ended the day in fifth place out of 14 competing teams.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team had eight individuals compete in the qualifying singles draw at the ITA Midwest Regional in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Thursday. Five Valpo players prevailed in the first round of qualifying. Senior Garrett Gardner won both of his matches on Thursday, advancing to Friday’s third round of the qualifying draw.
A 10th-minute goal proved to be the difference in Missouri Valley Conference action Wednesday evening at Brown Field, as the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Illinois State.
The Valparaiso University bowling program and head coach Shon Washington announced its schedule for the 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday, a slate which includes a pair of tournaments hosted by the Crusaders and which opens this weekend at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational in Kenner, La.
After eight consecutive days without a match, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team returns to the pitch on Saturday evening for the first of two important Missouri Valley Conference showdowns this week. Both matches will present the Crusaders with opportunities to avenge earlier defeats as they play the teams responsible for their two conference losses this week – Central Arkansas and Missouri State.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team extended its non-conference winning streak to six consecutive matches on Tuesday evening at the ARC, earning its second straight sweep in a 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-22) victory over Fort Wayne.
Valparaiso University men’s golfer Brett Seward was a model of consistency at this week’s Motown Classic hosted by Detroit Mercy at Prestwick Village Golf Course in Highland, Mich. The Crusader freshman carded a 74 in each of the three rounds.
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team competed in the final round of the Missouri Valley Conference Fall Preview on Tuesday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan. A trio of Crusaders - sophomore Tiffany Curtis, junior Kylie Shoemake and sophomore Kayla Krueger all tied for the team lead in Round 3.
Nominations are open through Monday, October 23 to be included in the pool of candidates for the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Former student-athletes whose last season of competition was 2011-12 or earlier are eligible to be nominated.