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Valpo to Face Western Illinois Thursday in Mid-Con Tournament

Monday, May 21, 2007

Valparaiso will battle Mid-Continent Conference Tournament host Western Illinois on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Crusaders' first appearance in the league championships since 2003.

Valpo (21-32, 10-10 Mid-Con), the tournament's third seed, and Western Illinois (31-24, 11-9) will battle in the second game of the day at Alfred D. Boyer Stadium in Macomb, Ill. following the contest between regular season champion and top seed Oral Roberts (37-15, 19-1) and fourth-seeded Centenary (26-29, 9-11), which play at 11:30 a.m.

The double elimination event will continue on Friday with the two first round losers squaring off at 10 a.m. and the two winners meeting at 1:15 p.m. Play will continue at 4:30 p.m. on Friday with the championship round set for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Western Illinois won three out of four games against the Crusaders during the regular season. Valpo won three contests against Centenary while taking one of four against Oral Roberts.

The Crusaders finished at .500 in the league for the first time since 2001, which was also the last time that Valpo placed third in the conference standings.

All of Valpo's games will be able to be heard live online at
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