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2012 Valpo Women’s Soccer Schedule Set
Valpo will play nine regular season matches at home in 2012. (John Enright)
Valpo will play nine regular season matches at home in 2012. (John Enright)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Five home matches during the first four weeks of the season and a trip to California mark the highlights of the 2012 Valparaiso University women’s soccer schedule which has been announced by head coach John Marovich.

The Crusaders will open the season under the lights against IUPUI at Brown Field on Aug. 17 as part of a three-match homestand to open the season.  Valpo will also entertain Towson and Kent State before taking to the road for the first time.

Valpo will travel to Chicago, Ill. to face DePaul and also have a road match at Big Ten foe Iowa before returning home to battle a pair of Mid-American Conference foes in Western Michigan and Bowling Green.

A trip to IPFW precedes the Crusaders’ trip to California where the Brown and Gold will take on San Francisco and Saint Mary’s (Calif.).

The eight-match Horizon League slate begins on Sept. 28 with a match at Cleveland State before Valpo returns home to face Milwaukee and Detroit.  A trip to Butler and Wright State will take place prior to the final homestand of the year when Loyola (Chicago) and Youngstown State visit Eastgate Field.  The Youngstown State match on Oct. 20 will conclude the home slate while the Crusaders head to Green Bay one week later to close out the regular season.

The top six teams will qualify for the Horizon League Championships which will take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 4 at campus sites.

Valpo will also play a pair of exhibition contests prior to the start of the season at home against Northern Illinois (Aug. 8) and at Oakland (Aug. 11).

W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.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
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
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
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
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.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
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
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler