The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team finished out the 2016 regular season home schedule at Brown Field on Saturday night, but it would be an unhappy finale, as an own goal late in the first half was the game’s lone tally in a 1-0 Oakland win over the Crusaders.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team picked up a key road win Wednesday evening in Horizon League play, rallying from a one-goal halftime deficit in Chicago to take down UIC less than two minutes into extra time by a 2-1 final. Senior April Cronin (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) scored the golden goal for the Crusaders, matching Valpo’s records for both single-season and career game-winning goals.
With three regular season matches remaining, the Valparaiso University women's soccer team enters the week in a three-way tie in the league standings and will face off this week against both sides it is currently tied with. The Crusaders make the short trip to Chicago Wednesday night to face UIC before returning home to Brown Field for the regular season home finale against Oakland Saturday night.
Senior April Cronin (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) evened up the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team’s match at Wright State Saturday evening less than two minutes into the second half, but the Raiders scored with less than 15 minutes to play to claim a 2-1 win in a matchup of the league’s top two teams in the standings.
Entering the weekend in a tie for second place in the Horizon League standings, the Valparaiso University women's soccer team faces the one team ahead of it in the table, as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to face first-place Wright State on Saturday evening.
For the 14th consecutive year, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team was awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization this week.
Valparaiso University women’s soccer sophomore Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a pair of match-winning goals last week and in the process matching a program record.