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Crusaders Post Second Straight Victory

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Valparaiso made short work of Chicago State on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders cruised to a 6-1 Mid-Continent Conference victory over the Cougars in Kansas City, Mo.

The win is the second straight for the Brown and Gold.

After winning third doubles by default, the Crusaders need just one victory in doubles action for the first point of the match. Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) and Shabbi Khan (Karachi, Pakistan/Oasys H.S.) took care of that with their 8-2 victory at second doubles.

Valpo also won sixth singles by default, thus needing just two other wins to clinch the match. David Bukowski (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect H.S.) was an easy 6-0, 6-0 winner at fifth singles while Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) won 6-3, 6-2 at the fourth spot. Kooyers posted a 7-6, 6-1 win at the top of the order while Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) notched a 6-3, 7-6 win at second singles. Chicago State (1-11, 0-3 Mid-Con) picked up their lone win at third singles as the Cougars defeated Joe Venegas (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) 5-7, 6-3, 10-8 in three sets.

Valparaiso (5-12, 2-1) will return to the courts on Friday morning as the Crusaders head to Macomb, Ill. for their second conference cluster. The Brown and Gold will face Centenary in a 9 a.m. match.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.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
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
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.
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
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler