As a sports-obsessed child in Northwest Indiana, Jamie (Gutowski ’06, ’07 M.S.) Stangel turned on the radio and listened to Todd Ickow ’18H describe Valparaiso University men’s basketball games.
Another weekend, another first for the Valpo women’s basketball team, as the Beacons built up a 14-point lead and held off a Bradley rally down the stretch — thanks in large part to two key 3-pointers late from Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) — to earn a 68-61 victory Saturday afternoon. The victory was the first in program history on the road over the Braves.
The Valpo women’s basketball team looks to bounce back from a Thursday loss and earn a split of the conference weekend on the road on Saturday afternoon when it plays at Bradley.
A second-quarter run by host Illinois State proved to be too much for the Valpo women’s basketball team to overcome Thursday night in Normal, Ill., as the Beacons saw their two-game winning streak come to an end with a 65-49 loss.
Coming off of the program’s first-ever sweep of the UNI/Drake weekend series, the Valpo women’s basketball team looks to keep the momentum rolling as it returns to the road to take on first-place Illinois State on Thursday evening. The game kicks off a stretch in which Valpo will play five of its next seven contests away from home.
Valpo women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joined Valpo Basketball Weekly this week, discussing a historic pair of wins for the program last weekend, the play of Caitlin Morrison and Olivia Brown, and much more!
After posting a pair of strong performances which helped the Valpo women’s basketball team to its first-ever sweep of the UNI/Drake weekend of the MVC schedule, junior Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) was named the MVC Newcomer of the Week on Monday afternoon.
The afternoon began with Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) being honored for setting Valpo women’s basketball program records for career games played and games started last time out. It ended a reminder of the steps forward the program has taken over her six years in the Brown and Gold, as Morrison knocked down a career-high seven 3-pointers to lead the way as Valpo earned its first-ever win over visiting Drake, 71-61.
Coming off an exhilarating come-from-behind victory at the ARC on Friday evening, the Valpo women’s basketball team takes aim at a weekend sweep of the MVC’s Iowa schools when Drake comes to town Sunday afternoon. Please note that masks are required at all home Valpo athletic events until further notice.