Two of the three most common opponents in program history await the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team this weekend, as the Crusaders travel to take on former Mid-Con rival Western Illinois Friday evening before opening the home campaign at Brown Field Monday night against Loyola.
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An evenly-matched, hard-fought game for the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team at Cincinnati Monday evening ended on a down note, as the Bearcats converted on a penalty kick in the 103rd minute to send the Crusaders to a 1-0 defeat.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team battled toe-to-toe with Top Drawer Soccer #14 Kentucky Friday evening in the season opener for both sides, but a goal in the 90th minute gave the Wildcats a 2-1 victory.
The Crusaders picked up two first-place votes en route to placing second in the Horizon League preseason poll, as announced by the league Friday morning. The 2015 campaign gets underway tonight at Top Drawer Soccer #14 Kentucky, and the game can be seen live on the SEC Network + and online at ESPN3.com.
Coming off of a 2014 campaign where it earned a spot in national top-25 polls for the first time in program history and reached greater heights in the NCAA's RPI ratings than ever before, the Valparaiso University men's soccer program enters the 2015 season looking to take another step forward. Head coach Mike Avery looks to blend 15 returnees with a large group of 18 newcomers, and the Crusaders will be tested right off the bat - traveling to take on Top Drawer Soccer #14 Kentucky Friday night and playing at Cincinnati Monday evening.
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team played its second of two exhibition matches Monday evening at Brown Field, finishing in a 1-1 draw with Lewis. The Crusaders open up regular season action Friday night at Kentucky, facing a Wildcats squad which is receiving votes in the NSCAA preseason top-25 poll.
With the start of the regular season approaching quickly, Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced on Monday the program's captains for the 2015 campaign: senior Jordan Aidoud and junior Omar Lawrence.
Facing off against an Indiana squad which has won eight national championships and enters the 2015 campaign ranked #14 in the nation, the Valparaiso men’s soccer team didn’t back down on Monday evening at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind., defeating the Hoosiers 2-1 thanks to a pair of second-half goals.