Battles for positioning in the Missouri Valley Conference take center stage this week for the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team, as just three fixtures remain in the regular season. Valpo hosts Loyola on Brown Field Wednesday night before playing at UNI in its final road game of the regular season on Saturday afternoon.
It’s a special day in any young person’s life when they get the chance to sign with a Division I athletics program. Monday evening, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer program –in conjunction with Team IMPACT – had the opportunity to welcome a very special new member into the team in a moving signing ceremony, as 16-year-old Lauren Moody signed a Letter of Agreement to officially be drafted into the Valpo program.
After allowing just one goal over 200 minutes of action in a pair of Missouri Valley Conference matches last week, Valparaiso University sophomore goalkeeper Kezia Gesell (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Glenlawn Collegiate Institute) was named the MVC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon.
Coming off clean sheets in each of its last two matches, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team looks to extend its shutout streak in a key Missouri Valley Conference matchup against Missouri State at Brown Field on Saturday night. Free scarves will be handed out to the first 200 fans in attendance.
Three points before noon on a Monday is a good way to start the week, and that’s exactly what the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team did Monday morning. Valpo got first-half goals from senior Caitlyn Oliver (Commerce Township, Mich./Walled Lake Northern) and junior Julia Lehnen (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Menomonee Falls) and a strong effort from sophomore goalkeeper Kezia Gesell (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Glenlawn Collegiate Institute) to earn a 2-0 road win in MVC play over Illinois State.
Due to inclement weather and field conditions, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team’s MVC matchup at Illinois State Sunday has been postponed until Monday morning at 10 a.m. The match will now be played at The Corn Crib in Normal, Ill.
An unseasonably warm evening was the backdrop for the non-conference finale for the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team Wednesday night at Brown Field, as Valpo and UIC played to a scoreless draw.