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Crusaders Place Seventh at Prairie View
The Crusaders placed seventh at the Prairie View A&M Invitational Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)
The Crusaders placed seventh at the Prairie View A&M Invitational Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)

Sunday, February 05, 2012

#1 Valparaiso closed out the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, finishing the three-day event in seventh place.

The Crusaders entered Sunday's bracket play seeded sixth based on a total pin count of 9,114 pins through the first two days of action. Valpo faced off against seventh-seeded #11 Stephen F. Austin in the first match of the bracket, contested in the best-of-seven baker format, but suffered defeat.

With the loss, the Crusaders dropped into the seventh-place match against #14 Norfolk State, where they earned a win to finish the tournament in seventh place. Valparaiso (62-28) now has a pair of open weekends before returning to the lanes February 24 at the Holiday Classic in Bessemer, Ala., hosted by Alabama A&M.

W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.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
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
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
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
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.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
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
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler