Having gotten Missouri Valley Conference play off to a strong start with a win in its conference opener, the Valpo soccer team looks to make it six points over its first two matches on Friday evening when the Beacons make their first road trip of the Valley slate to Indiana State.
For the second time this year, the Valpo soccer program has seen one of its rookies earn the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week accolade, as Dana Fish (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan North) was named the Freshman of the Week after scoring the match-winner for the Beacons in their MVC opener.
In an exciting, up-and-down battle which saw both teams have multiple quality chances Friday evening at Brown Field, it was a late goal from freshman Dana Fish (Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan) which was the difference maker, as the 83rd-minute header gave Valpo a 1-0 victory over Illinois State as the Beacons claimed three points in the MVC opener for both sides.
Valpo soccer junior Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) was recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference on Wednesday as a featured student-athlete in the latest edition of the conference's Scholar-Athlete Spotlight.
After eight nonconference games over a span of 25 days, the Valpo soccer team opens up Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend as it welcomes Illinois State to Brown Field. Valpo enters MVC action coming off of a three-goal win over Chicago State this past Sunday.
The Valpo soccer team closed out pre-conference action in style Sunday evening at the SeatGeek Stadium Turf Field in Bridgeview, Ill., putting together a dominant all-around performance in a 3-0 win over host Chicago State.
The Valpo soccer team got an immediate response following visiting Western Illinois’ second goal on Friday evening at Brown Field, scoring just 16 seconds after play resumed to make it a one-goal game, but was unable to complete the comeback as the Leathernecks earned a 2-1 victory.
One final weekend of pre-conference action awaits Valpo before the MVC slate gets under way. The Beacons close out a three-match homestand on Brown Field Friday evening against Western Illinois before heading up to SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Ill. to take on Chicago State Sunday afternoon.
The Valpo soccer team put together a dominant overall team performance Sunday afternoon at Brown Field, rolling to a 3-0 victory over visiting St. Bonaventure. Freshman Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) made her first collegiate goal the match-winning tally as she found the back of the net in the 13th minute.