The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team claimed a 2-0 lead in the first round of the Horizon League Championship Monday night in Rochester Hills, Mich. thanks to goals with three minutes of either side of halftime from freshman Maria Broecker (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester), but Oakland rallied with three second-half goals to send the Crusaders to a 3-2 defeat.
Four Valparaiso University women’s soccer players were honored on Monday as the Horizon League announced its postseason award recipients. Senior April Cronin (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) represented the Crusaders on the All-League First Team, while sophomore Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) was a Second Team selection. In addition, Ava Porlier (Downers Grove, Ill./South) and Ali Quillen (Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek) were both named to the league’s All-Freshman Team.
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 goals in the Crusaders’ regular season finale at Northern Kentucky on Friday, helping Valpo secure a spot in the Horizon League Championship.
After finishing in a tie for fourth place in the Horizon League regular season standings, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team opens up the 2016 Horizon League Championship Monday evening as the fifth seed, on the road at fourth-seeded Oakland.
Sophomore Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) found the back of the net twice in a seven-minute span in the first half and the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team made her brace stand up for a 2-1 win at Northern Kentucky in the regular season finale Friday evening. Griffith set a program single-season record with her fifth match-winning goal of the season, while with the win, Valpo clinched a berth into the Horizon League Championship and will head to Oakland for a Monday night first-round matchup.
Four Valparaiso University student-athletes have received Academic All-League recognition from the Horizon League as the league released its first set of academic honorees on Friday. Two Crusader women’s soccer players earned the award, while the men’s and women’s cross country squads had one recipient apiece.
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team heads to Northern Kentucky this Friday for the 2016 regular season finale. The Crusaders enter Friday's match in the midst of a battle for spots in the Horizon League Championship.
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.