Another week and another road environment on tap for the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team. After making a Missouri Valley Conference visit to Loyola this past Saturday, Valpo will have another one-game week, this time stepping outside of conference action to visit Milwaukee. The Brown & Gold will look to secure a road win against a former conference foe. The Panthers are the third Horizon League member Valpo has faced this season.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team created several quality chances, but Missouri Valley Conference foe Loyola prevailed 2-0 on Saturday night at Loyola Soccer Park. One Valpo chance hit the right post and another resulted in an outstanding save by the Ramblers keeper, keeping Valpo off the scoreboard on a brisk autumn evening on Chicago’s north side.
The first half of the Missouri Valley Conference’s double-round robin schedule will come to a close on Saturday, as Valpo matches up with Loyola for the first time this season. The fixture will be held under the Loyola Soccer Park lights in Rogers Park as the two sides renew a longstanding geographical rivalry.
A stretch of five consecutive road fixtures for the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team began on Saturday night with a 3-0 setback to SIUE in Edwardsville, Ill. Jorn-Jan van de Beld (Balkrug, The Netherlands / University of Twente) received the start at the goalkeeper spot and notched six saves. Valpo played well in spurts and controlled considerable possession on a night where the final score was not fully indicative of what transpired.
For the 17th consecutive season, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has been awarded with the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award, as announced on Thursday by the organization.
With four Missouri Valley Conference contests in the books, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team will step outside of league action to clash with SIU Edwardsville on Saturday evening in Edwardsville, Ill. This marks Valpo’s first nonleague fixture since Sept. 15 and starts a stretch of five straight away matches.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team came within minutes of a weather-shortened victory on Sunday afternoon in Peoria and even closer to a draw during Tuesday’s makeup match at Brown Field, but visiting Bradley utilized a late golden goal to edge the hosts 2-1. Valpo led as late as the 65th minute in the fixture.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team was handed an unfortunate break on Sunday as storms hit the Peoria, Ill. area with Valpo leading host Bradley 1-0 in the 66th minute in Missouri Valley Conference men’s soccer.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team incurred a 2-0 defeat on Wednesday night at Brown Field, snapping a five-match unbeaten streak on its home turf that dated back to last season. Visiting Drake scored a goal in each half en route to the victory. The team’s annual “They Often Cry Outreach” benefit match was played in front of a large audience on a pleasant early-fall evening in Porter County.