Despite victories in four events, Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 130-108 decision to Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
The day started off on a strong note for the Brown and Gold as the 400 medley relay posted a victory. Karen Berg (Glendale, Ariz./Deer Valley H.S.), Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.), Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.), and Kati Smethurst (Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge H.S.) finished in a time of 4:09.80.
Jaclyn Krause (Rochester, Mich./Notre Dame Prep H.S.) added a victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.28 seconds, posting a win by about three seconds. Andracki also won the 100 breaststroke for the Crusader in a time of 1:08.06.
Valpo’s 400 free relay finished the meet on a positive note as Majercik, Smethurst, Grace Arnold (Glendora, Calif./Glendora H.S.), and Krause won in a time of 3:41.21.
Valparaiso (2-5) will return to the pool on December 7 as the Crusaders head to Green Bay, Wis. to battle the Phoenix of Green Bay. The meet begins at 5 p.m.