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Valpo Women's Soccer to Host Eight Regular Season Matches in 2010
Valpo will play eight home matches in 2010. (Ray Acevedo)
Valpo will play eight home matches in 2010. (Ray Acevedo)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Valparaiso University will play eight of its 18 regular season matches at home during the 2010 women’s soccer campaign as head coach John Marovich has announced his upcoming fall schedule.

Six of the home contests, including all four Horizon League tilts, will be played at Eastgate Field while two of the three non-conference matches will be held at Brown Field.

The Crusaders will begin the season on the road in Kansas City, Mo. on August 21 as Valpo takes on UMKC.  The home opener will take place six days later against Eastern Illinois at Brown Field before Valpo heads to Evansville and IPFW.

A three-match homestand, including visits from Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, and IUPUI begins on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend before the Brown and Gold take to the road for seven of its next eight matches.

Three straight non-conference contests at Vanderbilt, Austin Peay, and Indiana State lead into Horizon League play for the Crusaders, as Valpo opens the conference schedule on September 26 at Detroit.

Following a home match against Loyola (Chicago), Valpo retakes to the road for the final time during the regular season with stops at Butler, Milwaukee, and Green Bay.  The Crusaders then wrap up the season at home for three straight league contests, hosting Wright State, Cleveland State, and finally Youngstown State on October 24 for Senior Day.

This year’s Horizon League Tournament is slated for October 31 as well as November 5 and 7.

Valpo will also play a pair of exhibition games, one at Illinois State on August 10 and another at Eastgate Field against Oakland on August 15 to kickoff the season.

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