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Hickey Takes Home Hardware from Purdue Invitational
Sophomore Brian Hickey was the consolation champion of the Flight E draw at the Purdue Invitational Sunday.
Sophomore Brian Hickey was the consolation champion of the Flight E draw at the Purdue Invitational Sunday.
(Photo courtesy of Purdue Athletics)
(Photo courtesy of Purdue Athletics)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Purdue Invitational concluded Sunday afternoon but not before Brian Hickey (Western Springs, Ill./Fenwick) earned a consolation championship in the Flight E draw. The sophomore cruised into the finals with a 6-3. 6-1 victory over Wright State's Myles Harris in the morning. The win set up a date in the finals with IUPUI's Rudy Frazier. Hickey took an early lead over Frazier and didn't look back as he won in straight sets 6-4. 6-3. Hickey improved his singles record to 3-1 with Sunday's wins.

Sophomore Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli) lost his Flight E Championship match 6-4. 6-2 to Marquette's Kristian Trukov. Waak had downed University of Chicago's Krish Ravella in Saturday's second round before earning a spot in the finals with an injury defeat over Case Western Reserve's James Fojtasek. 

The only other match of the day for the Crusaders was Michael Savaglio's (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) semifinal tilt against Marquette's Nick Dykema in the Flight D draw. Dykema got past Savaglio 6-2, 6-3 in the morning match.

Overall, the Crusaders walked away with 18 total victories in the Purdue Invitational, a vast improvement over last year's total of two. 

They welcome five teams to the Valparaiso Fall Invitational Friday, the first of the two-day event. The first match begins at 9:00 am at the Valpo Tennis Complex. 

W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler