For the second straight match, the Valpo women’s soccer team faced off against a Missouri Valley Conference co-leader and acquitted itself well, keeping it a one-goal match Wednesday evening in Chicago until Loyola found a second goal late in the match as the Ramblers earned a 2-0 victory.
The Valpo women’s soccer team faces a pair of tests this week in MVC play, hitting the road to take on MVC co-leader Loyola in Chicago Wednesday night before returning home to host Evansville on Sunday afternoon.
The Valpo women’s soccer team held one of the nation’s prolific offenses at bay deep into the second half of Saturday night’s match at Brown Field, but an 80th-minute goal was the difference maker as Illinois State closed the night with a 1-0 win over the Brown and Gold.
Valpo returns home to Brown Field this weekend for the first time since Sept. 20, hosting Illinois State in MVC action Saturday night to cap an action-packed day in Valpo Athletics.
Twice, the Valpo women’s soccer team rallied from one-goal deficits in the second half Saturday night at Indiana State behind strikes from junior Lauren Torhorst (Waterford, Wis./Waterford Union), but the Sycamores found a third goal which stood up as the match-winner as Valpo fell by a 3-2 final score.
For the 17th consecutive year, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team was awarded the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization today.
As the calendar turns to October, the Valpo women’s soccer team heads into the heart of Missouri Valley Conference play as it closes out a three-match stretch away from home this Saturday at Indiana State.
Valpo women’s soccer redshirt junior forward Tahelah Noel (Buffalo, N.Y./Christian Central Academy) found the back of the net with a superb solo effort midway through the first half to give the Brown and Gold the lead in their MVC opener, but host Missouri State rallied with two second-half goals, including the match-winner in the 85th minute, as Valpo fell by a 2-1 final.
The Valpo women’s soccer team opens up Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend as it makes the longest trip within conference play, trekking to Springfield, Mo. to face a Missouri State team which enters MVC action with the conference’s best record.