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Crusaders Release 2005 Softball Schedule

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced his 2005 softball schedule.

The Crusaders have eight teams on the schedule this year that qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2004, so Valpo will play a difficult schedule.

Valpo will open the season at the Southern Illinois Classic against the host Salukis on March 5. Ball State and Kansas complete the tournament field. The Crusaders will travel to Oklahoma, a Women's College World Series team from last year.

The Brown and Gold will also play at the Shocker Invitational against Nebraska, another NCAA Tournament participant, along with Texas Tech, UMKC, and Wichita State.

Valpo also plays non-conference opponents Notre Dame, Michigan State, Bowling Green, and Illinois-Chicago this season, all of which qualified for postseason play.

The Crusaders open up Mid-Continent Conference play on March 25 at Centenary, the Mid-Con Tournament champion and NCAA qualifier last year.

Valpo finished the 2004 season 21-34 overall and 13-11 in conference play.
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