The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team saw its season come to an end on Monday night in Milwaukee, Wis. The Crusaders and Panthers played to a scoreless draw through 110 minutes, but Milwaukee converted on all five penalty kicks to take the shootout and advance to the Horizon League Tournament semifinals. This marks the second time in the last three years that the Valpo season has ended on a penalty kick shootout in the first round of the tournament.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team hauled in all-league honors as the Horizon League announced its 2016 award winners on Monday. Seniors Isaiah Madrid (Albuquerque, N.M. / Eldorado [Florida Gulf Coast]) and Omar Lawrence (Kingston, Jamaica / Excelsior) captured places on the first-team, while seniors Kendan Anderson (Portmore, Jamaica / St. George’s College [South Florida / ASA College]), Adrian Graham (Kingston, Jamaica / St. George’s College) and Nico Campbell (Kingston, Jamaica / St. George’s College) received second-team recognition.
The most significant and exciting time of the Valparaiso University men’s soccer season has arrived as the Crusaders visit Milwaukee in a Horizon League Tournament first-round fixture. The Crusaders can extend their season and set the program record for victories in a single year with a triumphant effort on Monday.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team allowed two second-half goals in a 2-0 loss to Wright State on Friday night at Brown Field. By virtue of Milwaukee’s dramatic 1-0 win over Cleveland State, which came on a 90th minute goal, the Crusaders have secured a spot in the Horizon League Tournament and will play at Milwaukee in the first round on Monday.
The table is tight entering the final game of the regular season as the Valparaiso men’s soccer team can still finish anywhere from second to seventh in the Horizon League, with the top six teams qualifying for next week’s conference tournament. A quality test awaits the Crusaders, as first-place Wright State comes to Brown Field for Friday’s fixture.
In what seemed like the blink of an eye, Valparaiso University men’s soccer player Kendan Anderson (Portmore, Jamaica / St. George’s College [South Florida / ASA College]) transformed Monday’s matinee with nonleague foe IUPUI into a game he won’t soon forget. The Valpo senior scored three times in 1:21, the fastest three consecutive goals by an individual player in NCAA history, to help the Crusaders down the Jaguars 5-0.
Valparaiso University men’s soccer senior Isaiah Madrid (Albuquerque, N.M. / Eldorado [Florida Gulf Coast]) has been named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week for his performance on Saturday night against Northern Kentucky.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team captured an important victory on Saturday night at Brown Field, downing Northern Kentucky 5-0 in the penultimate league match of the regular season. In the process, the Crusaders picked up three points in a tightly-packed Horizon League table.
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team returns home for the first time in three weeks on Saturday to host league foe Northern Kentucky. Then, Valpo competes in the final nonleague fixture of the season on Monday afternoon, a match that will now begin at 3 p.m. at Brown Field.