Against one of the strongest draws they'll face this season, the Crusaders settled for fifth-place on the men's side (82 pts.) and sixth place in the women's circuit (64 pts.) at the Dennis Stark Meet in Notre Dame Friday.
The women's 200 freestyle relay team nabbed six points for their efforts while the men's portion collected eight.
The Crusader women also garnered a fifth-place finish in the 400 medley relay before tapping the wall in sixth place in the 800 freestyle relay a bit later. The men recorded the same result in their 800 freestyle relay.
The men's and women's 300 fly relay found the Brown and Gold in a familiar fifth-place result while the women's 300 back relay produced a sixth-place finish and the men's a fifth-place result.
The trend continued in the women's and men's 300 breast relay with sixth and fifth-place scores, respectively.
Valpo returns to the water Saturday, October 26th in the Indiana Intercollegiate Invitational hosted by Purdue University. The first race begins at 11:00 am CT.