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Crusaders Record Third Straight Mid-Con Shutout

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Valparaiso won for the sixth time in seven matches on Saturday morning, including three straight to open Mid-Continent Conference action as the Crusaders swept Oakland 7-0 in Chicago.

The Brown and Gold opened by securing the doubles point as Mara Sonkin (Wheaton, Ill./Warrenville South H.S.) and Whitney Chada (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North H.S.) posted an 8-3 triumph at the top spot. Monika Danko (Northfield, Ill./New Trier H.S.) and Christina Scala (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South H.S.) won second doubles 8-2.

In singles play, Sonkin posted a 6-2, 7-5 win at the top spot, while Jill Dierberg (St. Louis, Mo./Lutheran South H.S.) was a 6-0, 6-3 winner at second singles. Danko needed a super tie-break but notched a 2-6, 6-1, 10-6 victory in the third slot, while Chada tallied a 6-2, 6-2 win at fourth singles. Scala breezed to a 6-0, 6-0 win in fifth singles, while Kate Evangelist (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West H.S.) rounded out play with an easy 6-0, 6-2 win in sixth singles.

Valpo (7-5, 3-0 Mid-Con) will return to action on Sunday morning to battle Centenary at 9 a.m. in Chicago. With the loss, Oakland falls to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in league play.
W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.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
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
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
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
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Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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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.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
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Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
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W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
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M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
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