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Crusaders Fall 33-7 to Dayton Saturday Afternoon
Bill Burgett hauled in Valpo's lone touchdown on Saturday.
Bill Burgett hauled in Valpo's lone touchdown on Saturday.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Box Score

                Dayton scored on the first possession of the game and jumped out to a 27-7 lead at halftime on Saturday afternoon on its way to a 33-7 victory over Valparaiso at Brown Field.

                 Joe Castaneda returned the opening kickoff for the Flyers to the Valpo 32-yard line and within four plays Dayton had found the end zone on a one-yard run by quarterback Kevin Hoyng.

                 The Crusaders tried to answer, moving to the Dayton 29, but a field goal try from 46 yards out hit the left upright.  Hoyng then led the visitors down field and hooked up with Nick Ruhe from 15 yards out to put the Flyers in front 14-0 with 7:58 to play in the opening quarter.

                 Valpo again marched down field, this time finding the goal line.  Warren Arnold (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein H.S.) found Bill Burgett (Ann Arbor, Mich./Dexter H.S.) sliding in the end zone from seven yards out to cut the deficit in half.

                 Jack O’Dell added a four-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter and Hoyng scored his second rushing touchdown of the game with 1:18 left before halftime to put the Flyers in front 27-7 at the break.                 Dayton (7-1, 3-1 PFL) added on final touchdown, Hoyng’s third rushing score of the day, on its first possession of the third quarter, a quarterback keeper from 16 yards out to wrap up the scoring.

                 “Playing a good Dayton team we had to play mistake free football and make big plays when we needed it,” head coach Stacy Adams said.  “We didn’t do what we needed to do.”

                 Valparaiso finished the game with 255 yards of total offense, but just 147 after the opening quarter.  Ross Wiemer (Burlington, Wis./Burlington H.S.) rushed for 88 yards to lead the Crusader ground game which finished the game with 114 yards on 38 carries.  Arnold completed 12-of-23 passes for 137 yards and the one score.  He connected with Steve Ogden (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) six times for 69 yards.

                 Hoyng completed 16-of-21 passes for 254 yards and one score as the Flyers racked up 408 yards in total offense.  The senior quarterback also led the ground charge with 16 carries for 78 yards and the three scores.  

                Defensively, Steve McDonald made a game high nine tackles for Dayton while Eli Crawford (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee H.S.), Kyle Himmelwright (Coplay, Pa./Whitehall H.S.), Ryan Koepke (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.), and Matt Mancl (Neenah, Wis./Neenah H.S.) made seven stops each for the Brown and Gold.

                 Valparaiso (4-4, 1-3) will wrap up the 2007 home schedule next Saturday afternoon against Morehead State.  Kickoff on Senior Day is set for 1 p.m. with all the action carried live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network.  

                “Right now we are at .500,” Adams said.  “I’m pleased with our level of play over the first eight weeks and now we are going to try and finish strong.”

W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo