Following a week in which Valpo won a pair of Missouri Valley Conference matches to move alone atop the MVC standings, the Beacons were rewarded on Monday with three of the Valley’s four weekly awards. Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) was named Offensive Player of the Week, Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week and Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) earned Goalkeeper of the Week recognition.
The Valpo soccer team made it three wins in as many matches to start Missouri Valley Conference action this season, earning a 2-0 win on Brown Field over Drake Sunday.
With the Valpo soccer team putting up the attacking numbers they have so far this season, it was only a matter of time before those chances turned into goals, and the floodgates opened on Thursday night at Brown Field as the Beacons put away three goals in the first half en route to a 4-0 victory over MVC newcomer UIC.
Valpo soccer freshman Molly O’Rear (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week after connecting on the match-winning goal last Saturday at UNI.
Fresh off earning all three points in its conference opener, the Valpo soccer team returns home to Brown Field for a pair of MVC fixtures over a span of four days. The Beacons will welcome MVC newcomer UIC to town Thursday night before turning around to host Drake on Sunday afternoon.
Valpo soccer freshman Molly O’Rear (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) made her first collegiate goal a memorable one on Saturday, as she struck for an 87th-minute goal in the Beacons’ MVC opener at UNI to give Valpo a 1-0 win over the host Panthers.
The Valpo soccer team opens the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference slate this weekend, heading west to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on UNI Saturday afternoon.
The Valpo soccer program honored the members of its senior class on Sunday prior to the final nonconference home match of the season, but when play began, visiting Bowling Green spoiled the Senior Day fun as the Falcons claimed a 3-0 victory.
Despite dominating the box score, the Valpo soccer team was unable to come away victorious in nonconference action Friday night at Brown Field, falling 1-0 to visiting Purdue Fort Wayne on a goal in the 65th minute.