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Crusaders Return to Action at Notre Dame

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Valparaiso women’s cross country team returned to action Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing in 17th place in the gold race.

The Crusaders totaled 452 points among their five scoring runners for the 17th-place showing.  Michigan State won the team championship with 76 points.

Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) paced the Valpo contingent, placing 22nd with a time of 18:16 over the 6K course.  Sara Christensen (Bettendorf, Iowa/Pleasant Valley) was the next Crusader across the finish line, coming home in 19:25, good for 111th place.

Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian) finished the race in 19:34, finishing 118th, while Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) placed 127th with a time of 19:44.  Whitney Bowman (Portage, Ind./Portage [Purdue]) rounded out the Crusader scorers with a time of 19:45 to finish 129th.

Valparaiso returns to action in two weekends at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute.  The women’s race is slated for a 10 a.m. CDT start time.

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