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Softball Wins Two at NIC Tournament

Monday, September 23, 2002

The softball team opened its fall season over the weekend finishing with a 2-3 record at the NIC Invitational held in Moline, Ill.

In the opener against Drake, the Crusaders fell 7-1 with Tricia Speziale driving in the lone run with a double.

Wisconsin's Andrea Kirchberg then threw a perfect game against the Brown and Gold in an 11-0 win.

The Crusaders first win came against Lewis as Speziale's two-run homer plated Tana Barnes in a 2-1 triumph.

Valpo picked up its second victory against Illinois Central, scoring four runs in the seventh capped off by Ali Bultman's RBI to win 4-3.

Valpo ultimately fell in pool play to Western Illinois 7-3, despite jumping out to an early lead in Barnes' two-run homer.

The Crusaders will travel to Indianapolis this weekend for their final tournament of the fall.

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