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Crusaders Win a Pair on Day One at Prairie View A&M

Friday, February 01, 2013

#15 Valparaiso claimed a pair of victories on Friday, including a win over the nation’s top-ranked team, as the Crusaders opened competition at the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas.

The tournament opened with the Crusaders unable to claim a win in their first three matches, falling to #3 Vanderbilt by a 913-729 final and #14 Norfolk State by a score of 811-603.  Valpo was down just 13 pins through two games of its four-game baker match against #7 Arkansas State, but eventually dropped a 743-652 decision.

The Crusaders spotted #1 Central Missouri 42 pins after game one of the fourth match of the day, but out-scored the Jennies by 51 pins in the second game.  UCM would chop five pins off the deficit in game three, but Valpo closed the door by out-dueling Central Missouri in game four, 227-183, to close out a 783-735 victory over the nation’s top-ranked squad.  It marked Valpo’s fifth victory in 14 matches against the #1 team in the nation in program history.  The Crusaders then ended the day by out-scoring host #RV Prairie View A&M in all four games in a 725-607 victory.

Valparaiso (38-42) ended the day in seventh place out of the 12 competing squads.  The Crusaders continue with the middle day of action at the Prairie View A&M Invitational on Saturday morning.

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