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Valparaiso Heads to Notre Dame for NCAA Action

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Valparaiso University will make its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance close to home next Friday, May 12, as the Crusaders head to South Bend, Ind. to face #2 Notre Dame.

The Crusaders, Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament champions, earned the automatic bid to the tournament. Notre Dame did the same by winning the Big East Conference tournament.

Valpo (15-7, 8-0 Mid-Con) enters the NCAA Tournament having won six straight matches and 11 of its last 12 contests overall. Notre Dame (24-1) has won eight straight, with the Fighting Irish's lone defeat this season coming 4-3 to Vanderbilt.

The winner for the Valpo-Notre Dame contest will meet the winner of Michigan (16-7) and Nebraska (17-9) on Saturday, May 13. Times of all matches will be announced later in the week.

Valpo faced Northwestern in last year's first round, falling 4-0 to the Wildcats.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler