Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Valpo Opens Central Missouri Invite Friday

Friday, February 28, 2014

#14 Valparaiso moved above .500 on the season with a winning day as it opened the Central Missouri Invitational in N. Kansas City, Mo. on Friday.

The Crusaders totaled 4,666 pins during Friday's set of five five-game baker matches, good for seventh place in the 14-team field. Nebraska leads the team standings after one day with 5,229 pins.

Valpo opened the tournament against #6 Stephen F. Austin, but had no chance against the Ladyjacks, who set a new program record, averaging better than 250 for the five-game match as the Crusaders fell 1254-936. The Crusaders rebounded against #15 McKendree in their next match, though, leading from start to finish and bettering McKendree by 40 pins in the final game to pull away for a 954-894 victory.

Valpo made it two straight wins in its next match, downing Elmhurst 955-869 as the Crusaders posted higher scores in all five games. #8 Vanderbilt got the best of the Crusaders in the next match, defeating Valpo 1050-880, but Valpo would end the day on a winning note, handily defeating #9 UW-Whitewater 941-846 in the day's finale.

Valparaiso (52-51) will close out the Central Missouri Invitational with five more matches on Saturday. Due to forecasted inclement weather later in the weekend, the tournament has been shortened to a two-day affair.

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