Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Valpo Women's Soccer Seeks First-Ever Mid-Con Title

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

#2 VALPO (5-12-1, 4-1 Mid-Con) vs. #3 OAKLAND Fri., Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m.

#1 ORAL ROBERTS VS. #4 SOUTHERN UTAH Fri., Nov. 8, 7:00 p.m.

Championship: Sun., Nov. 10, 1:00 p.m.
(at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Okla.)

CRUSADERS READY FOR CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Valparaiso enters the 2002 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament seeking their first conference title. The Mid-Continent Conference's automatic NCAA Tournament bid is also on the line.

The Crusaders enter the tournament having dropped six of its last seven matches, following a 2-1 loss against Loyola (Ill.) on Sunday.

Valpo finished in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference with a 4-1 league mark, while posting a 5-12-1 mark overall.

MATCHES TO BE CARRIED ON WVUR
All Mid-Continent Conference Tournament games in which Valparaiso is participating in will be broadcast on WVUR (95.1-FM). The games will also be available on the internet at www.valpo.edu/athletics. Tim Harwood will handle the play-by-play, with Andrew Stem providing color commentary.

SERIES RECORDS:
Oral Roberts: Golden Eagles lead 5-2.
Oakland: Golden Grizzlies lead 4-1-1.
Southern Utah: Crusaders lead 2-0.

FRESHMAN SCORE BIG FOR VALPO
The Crusaders freshmen class has tallied eight of Valpo's 19 goals this season. Emily King has three markers, Lorna Torrez has added a pair, while Allison Swanson, Ashley Shaneyfelt, and Kristi Dixon have each found the back of the net once.

MOORE NEARS END OF RECORD-SETTING CAREER
Senior Lori Moore has led the Brown and Gold's offense for most of the season and most of her career for that matter. She has tallied eight goals and two assists for 18 points this season. For her career, she is the school's all-time leader in goals scored (35), points (80), and match-winning goals (10). She also ranks second with ten career assists. Moore's 35 career tallies rank her second in Mid-Con history. She is four goals shy of Ashley McGhee's (Oakland) all-time conference mark. Her 80 points also rank second in Mid-Con history behind McGhee's 92.

SUPER SENIORS
Valpo's senior class has totaled 26 wins during their four-year career, most among any graduating class. Lori Moore, Cathy DeVito, Kathy Cooksey, and Sarah Wittrock are making their third Mid-Con Tournament appearance.

ABOUT OAKLAND (9-11, 3-2)
Valpo defeated Oakland for the first time in school history, 2-1, on Oct. 20 in Rochester, Mich. The win marked the Golden Grizzlies first-ever home Mid-Con loss. Debbie Cartmel leads Oakland with nine goals and 24 points, while Kristi Swaving has added eight goals and 21 points. Sarah Buckland has posted a 1.41 GAA and a .752 save percentage with four shutouts in goal for the Golden Grizzlies.

ABOUT ORAL ROBERTS (12-5, 5-0)
The tournament's number one seed handed Valpo its lone Mid-Con loss this season, 2-0, at Eastgate Field back on Oct. 13. The Golden Eagles have a 11 match unbeaten streak currently, going 10-0-1 during that span. Jessica Kellogg, the Mid-Con's leading scorer, has tallied 11 goals and seven assists for 29 points. Jodi Kirkhuff has added seven goals and 22 points. In goal, Kellie Fenton has posted a 0.98 goals against average, an .807 save percentage, and recorded five shutouts.

ABOUT SOUTHERN UTAH (2-16, 1-4)
Valpo downed the fourth seed, 1-0, at home on Oct. 11. The Thunderbirds enter the tournament having dropped eight of their last nine contests. Ilene Dixon is Southern Utah's top scorer with five goals, while Annie Payne has dished out five assists. Megan Flowers has posted a 2.56 GAA and a .763 save percentage between the pipes.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana