Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Women's Golf Seventh Midway through Dayton Invitational
Erika Pfaender broke 80 for the first time as a collegian on Monday. (Ray Acevedo)
Erika Pfaender broke 80 for the first time as a collegian on Monday. (Ray Acevedo)

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Crusader women, playing the club’s North Course, turned in a score of 316 on the 6,836-yard, par-70 layout, one shot ahead of eighth place Evansville.  The team score marks a school best for the second year program.  The Crusaders trail sixth place Detroit by just two strokes and fifth place Youngstown State by three.  Green Bay leads the way at 304 with Butler a shot back.  Dayton and Robert Morris (Pa.) are both tied for third at 309.

“The women played solid all day today,” head coach Mike Higdon said.  “All of our scores were 80 or below.  The difference between us and the other teams is that they all had that one low score.”

Brianna Davy (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) led the way for the Brown and Gold in round one, carding a seven-over par 77 to tie for 11th place overall.  The freshman was just one shot off of her low round of the year.  Classmate Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) did shoot her best score of the season, posting a 79 to tie for 23rd overall, and finish second among the Crusaders.

Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale H.S.), Annie Nolan (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.), and Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd H.S.) all shot rounds of 80 on Monday.  Nolan’s round included three birdies.

“We hope to go out tomorrow and pick up a couple more shots and look to move up the leaderboard,” Higdon concluded.

Individually, Dayton’s Julie Pouliquen holds the overnight lead by two shots after shooting an even par round of 70.

Tuesday’s final 18 holes will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. CDT.

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