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Crusaders Announce 2007 Schedule
Sophomore defender Steve Shively
Sophomore defender Steve Shively

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A game September 16 against Loyola (Chicago) at Toyota Park in Chicago highlights the 2007 Valpo men's soccer schedule, released today by head coach Mike Avery.

The Crusaders and Ramblers will square off at the home of Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire in the first Horizon League contest for any Valpo team. Loyola earned the Horizon League's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's College Cup last season.

Valpo will play in three exhibition games, including a home game at Eastgate Field August 25 against Western Kentucky, prior to the start of regular season play August 31 at North Carolina State. The game against the Wolfpack is the first of two the Crusaders will play in as part of the Wolfpack Classic, as Valpo will face NCAA quarterfinal participant Duke on September 2.

The Crusaders will face IPFW in the first of five regular season home games at Eastgate Field on September 7. Road games at Evansville and DePaul follow before the Horizon League opener against Loyola. Other non-conference matchups include a home tilt against Michigan State and road tests against Western Illinois, Eastern Illinois and Western Michigan.

Valpo will host Butler and UW-Green Bay in league play and will play at UW-Milwaukee, Detroit, Wright State and UIC before concluding regular season play November 2 at Eastgate Field against Cleveland State. The Horizon League Championship begins November 4 with a first round match, and continues with quarterfinals on the 9th, semifinals on the 11th and finals on the 17th, to be played on campus sites.

2007 Valparaiso University Men's Soccer

Date Opponent Time
Aug. 17 at Indianapolis ! 6 p.m.
Aug. 25 Western Kentucky ! 1 p.m.
Aug. 27 at Goshen ! 6 p.m.
Aug. 31 at North Carolina State # 4 p.m.
Sept. 2 at Duke # 6 p.m.
Sept. 7 IPFW 5 p.m.
Sept. 9 at Evansville 2 p.m.
Sept. 14 at DePaul 4 p.m.
Sept. 16 vs. Loyola (Chicago) $* 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Western Illinois 4 p.m.
Sept. 23 Butler * 2 p.m.
Sept. 26 UW-Green Bay * 4 p.m.

Sept. 29 at UW-Milwaukee * 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 at Detroit * 3 p.m.
Oct. 7 at Eastern Illinois 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 at Western Michigan 2 p.m.
Oct. 21 Michigan State 1 p.m.
Oct. 28 at Wright State * 5 p.m.
Oct. 31 at UIC * 7 p.m.
Nov. 2 Cleveland State * 3 p.m.
Nov. 4, 9, 11, 17 Horizon League Championships (at higher seeds) TBA

All times Central.
Home games in bold and played at Eastgate Field.
! – indicates exhibition games
# - Wolfpack Classic (Raleigh, N.C.)
$ - at Toyota Park (Chicago, Ill.)
* - indicates Horizon League games
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo