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Valpo Falls 2-0 in Exhibition Opener

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Crusader men's soccer team opened the 2006 season Friday night in Cincinnati, Ohio, falling 2-0 to Xavier (Ohio) in an exhibition match.

Junior Sean McGinnis (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) got the start at keeper and made five first half saves, sending the game into the locker room scoreless. But the Musketeers struck twice in the second half, getting the match-winner from Chris Miliano in the 51st minute. Slavisa Ubiparipovic added an insurance tally in the 78th minute for the hosts.

The Crusaders fired nine shots for the match (five on goal) including a team-high three from senior Henrik Turk (Grayslake, Ill./Mundelein) who twice directed the ball on frame. Clifton Brown (Chillicothe, Ohio/Unioto) added two shot attempts for the Brown and Gold.

Valpo wraps up the exhibition season on Sunday at Eastgate Field, hosting UW-Milwaukee at 3:00 p.m. The Panthers have won four straight Horizon League titles and enter the 2006 season ranked 24th nationally by Soccer America. The Crusaders will join the Horizon League prior to the 2007 season.

box score
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.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
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
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
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.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler