The Valparaiso University baseball team received consistent offense throughout the day on Saturday, fending off Lipscomb 8-6 in Nashville, Tenn. to enter the win column and force a rubber match in the season-opening series. Leadoff man Riley Dent (Long Beach, Calif. / Wilson) had a career day, racking up three hits, three RBIs, one walk and two runs scored.
Trailing by 14 points with two minutes to play Saturday at Drake, the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team put together a furious push to try to erase the deficit, but while it cut the lead to four points twice in the final minute, Valpo was unable to complete the comeback, falling to the Bulldogs, 84-79.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team opened up the spring season on Saturday, golfing 36 holes at the Invitational at Savannah Harbor hosted at The Club in Savannah, Ga. On the first day of the spring, Valpo was led by freshman Charlie Toman (Chardon, Ohio / Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin), who picked up where he left off after a strong fall campaign.
For the second straight day, the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team competed in a match that came down to the wire, but this time Valpo came up short in a 5-4 loss to Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. Jordan Kopfer (Eagan, Minn. / Eastview) capped her return to her home state by winning in both singles and doubles on Saturday, finishing a two-match weekend with a combined 4-0 mark in singles and doubles.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will continue an instate swing on Sunday as Valpo makes a stop in Terre Haute to take on Indiana State. It’s a revenge game of sorts as Valpo enters the day with hopes of avenging an overtime loss to the Sycamores in a seesaw affair earlier this season in Valpo.
In the last meet before the conference championships, the Valparaiso University track & field teams returned to Grand Valley State University on Friday. Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) and Jack Mader (Granger, Ind./Penn) were among the standout performers for the men, each setting season bests and earning first-place finishes. Sydney Bronner (Frankenmuth, Mich./Frankenmuth) and Sierra Fischer (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield (Carroll) led the women’s team by each notching second-place showings.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team pulled out a 5-4 victory over Bethel late Friday night in St. Paul, Minn. A lengthy match paid off for Valpo as the team entered the win column for the first time this spring. All five singles matches required three sets to complete.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team will head into the Summit League slate riding high after cruising to a 6-1 victory over Eastern Illinois on Friday at Match Point Tennis Club in Griffith. The victory allowed Valpo to bolster its season record to 4-1.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team had four players score 10 points or more, but Evansville came away with a 77-65 victory on Friday night at Meeks Family Fieldhouse. Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) and Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind. / Westview) each came within a rebound of a double-double.
The Valparaiso University baseball team threw out the first pitch of the 2019 season on Friday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn. Host Lipscomb used a five-run fifth inning to secure a season-opening 6-0 victory over Valpo.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team faces three road tests in its next four games, starting on Saturday afternoon as Valpo heads to Des Moines to take on one of the MVC’s hottest teams in Drake. Valpo is in search of its fourth road win in conference play.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country teams have garnered recognition from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their success in the classroom this year.
Career nights from junior Derrik Smits (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) and senior Deion Lavender (Alton, Ill./Marquette Catholic [UAB/Southern Illinois]) were not enough Wednesday evening for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team to come out victorious, as Valpo dropped its second overtime home game of MVC play to Indiana State, 87-82.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will hit the road after four consecutive home dates and attempt to return to the win column on Friday night at Evansville. Valpo will look to make it a season sweep of the Purple Aces and try to start an instate road swing on a high note.
The Valparaiso University baseball team will throw out the first pitch of the 2019 season on Friday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn. Valpo will begin a challenging conference schedule by visiting ASUN foe Lipscomb for a three-game series. As always, Mother Nature has Valpo on the road for the season’s early portion, as this weekend starts a season-opening stretch of 17 straight games away from Emory G. Bauer Field.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team has achieved its first weekly award of the season as junior Brandon Ancona (Belvidere, Ill. / Rockford Christian) was named the Summit League Player of the Week on Tuesday.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team begins the stretch run of the regular season on Wednesday night at the ARC as it hosts Indiana State in a key MVC matchup. At the two-thirds mark of the conference season, Valpo is enveloped in the middle of an extremely tight race in the standings. Free replica jerseys will be given away to the first 1,000 fans in attendance.
Two big instate games this weekend for Valpo women's basketball - first an attempt to sweep a season series, then a chance to avenge an OT loss. Coach Evans previews it all on Valpo Women's Basketball Weekly.
Valparaiso University men’s basketball freshman Javon Freeman (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week after a pair of strong performances last week, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.