Crusaders Draw With #9 Notre Dame
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team closed out exhibition play Monday evening at #9 Notre Dame, battling the Fighting Irish to a 1-1 draw. The Crusaders teamed up with the Irish for Notre Dame’s annual Grassroot Soccer benefit match, with donations accepted at the gate and throughout the evening in lieu of admission.
Alec Guarino connected twice in the first half to propel the Purdue University Northwest men's soccer team to a 2-0 nonleague victory over visiting Rochester College in the Pride's home opener at Dowling Park Monday.
Crusaders Drop Season Opener at IUPUI
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team kicked off the 2016 regular season on Friday at IUPUI, but after waiting out a pre-game weather delay of over an hour, the Crusaders fell to the Jaguars by a 2-0 final.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team has been picked to finish in second place in the Horizon League during the 2016 season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches. The Crusaders received four first-place votes, matching Cleveland State for the most first-place votes received.
Valparaiso University junior Zach Cutler (O’Fallon, Mo./Timberland) is set to compete at the 116th U.S. Amateur Championship next week at Oakland Hills C.C. in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The prestigious tournament will be contested over seven days, starting on Monday, Aug. 15.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team battled Ohio to a 2-2 draw Friday, closing out exhibition play with its first appearance on Brown Field this year. Playing three 30-minute periods, the Crusaders received goals from Kelsie Bolerjack and Tahelah Noel in the final period to rally from two goals down for the tie.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has been picked to finish fourth in the Horizon League in 2016, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches. The Crusaders did pick up three first-place votes, matching the most of any team in the league.