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Crusaders Down Calumet To Open 2011 Campaign
Jaymie Bullard skips past the Calumet goalkeeper en route to Valpo's third goal. (Ray Acevedo)
Jaymie Bullard skips past the Calumet goalkeeper en route to Valpo's third goal. (Ray Acevedo)
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Valparaiso (1-0-0)
8/26/2011 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 488
1st2ndFinal
Calumet000
Valparaiso538
Scoring
VALPO3:43ANTONIJEVIC, Stefan (MILLER, Kevin )
VALPO10:38VERVYNCKT, Todd (SULT, Chadd )
VALPO14:29BULLARD, Jaymie (SMITH, Jonathon )
VALPO14:57SHABTAY, Guy
VALPO29:11AVELAR, Gerardo
VALPO80:19BARDEN, Charles (LYNN, Andy )
VALPO83:48LYONS, Clayton (LEWIS, Jordan , ZEBA, Stipo)
VALPO89:15ZEBA, Stipo
GoalkeepersMinGASv
CCSJBARBA, Jorge90:0088
VALPOZOBECK, Kyle90:0001
Stats at a GlanceCCSJVALPO
Shots (on Goal)3 (1)30 (16)
Saves81
Offsides25
Corner Kicks18
Fouls127
Yellow Cards20

Friday, August 26, 2011

Eight different Crusaders found the back of the net Friday night, while 23 players in all took the field, as the Valparaiso men’s soccer team opened the 2011 season with an 8-0 victory at Brown Field over Calumet College of Saint Joseph.

“I don't think the score line is necessarily an accurate reflection of the season either team could potentially have,” said Crusader head coach Mike Avery.  “This early in the season, things can change a lot for both groups.  That being said, early goals change games, and I am very pleased with the fact we finished a good majority of the chances we created.”

The eight goals marked a new record for the Crusaders’ men’s soccer program, surpassing the previous mark of seven tallies, achieved twice, most recently in 1995.  The eight-goal win also set a new program best for winning margin as well.  In addition to the eight goal-scorers, six different players tallied an assist on the night, with only junior Stipo Zeba (Brookfield, Ill./Morton West) being in on more than one Valpo goal.

The goal scoring started early for Valpo on Friday, as fifth-year senior Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) headed home a free kick from the right flank, delivered by junior Kevin Miller (Jefferson City, Mo./Helias), in just the fourth minute.  Then, in the 11th minute, senior Chadd Sult (South Bend, Ind./John Adams) put a ball into the box from the left side, where it settled on the foot of sophomore Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) wide-open near the top of the box.  Vervynckt’s strike found the back of the net, giving Valpo a 2-0 edge.

The Crusaders then tallied twice in the 15th minute of play, scoring just 28 seconds apart.  The first goal came when junior Jonathon Smith (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) played junior Jaymie Bullard (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) into the box, where the latter moved around the goalie before knocking it into an empty net. 

After play was restarted, senior Guy Shabtay (Ramat-Gan, Israel/Blich [Prairie State C.C.]) quickly gained possession near the midfield line and broke in alone on goal, stepping around the Calumet netminder before converting to make it a 4-0 game.  A foul in the area in the 30th minute set up Valpo’s next marker, as freshman Gerardo Avelar (San Salvador, El Salvador) scored on his debut, calmly converting the penalty kick to close out the first half with a 5-0 lead.

Valpo then scored three times in the final ten minutes for the final margin.  Redshirt junior Andy Lynn (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley West) sent a long through ball over the top in the 81st minute, allowing sophomore Charles Barden (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) to run onto it.  Barden, on the right side of the box, knocked the ball home into the upper-left 90 for a 6-0 advantage.

Fifth-year senior Clayton Lyons (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) converted a sliding effort in the 84th minute, tapping the ball into the back of the net from just in front of the goal line after a cross from Zeba was deflected by a sliding Jordan Lewis (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton [Loyola]).  Zeba added the record-breaking tally in the final minute of play, intercepting a goal kick and finishing from 20 yards out.

“I thought Ming and Stefan were terrific in the back today, and I thought Jordan came in and played very well,” said Avery.  “We're all just as pleased with the shutout as with the number of goals we scored.  But despite the score, I feel there’s still plenty of things we can take from this game to improve on.  We're going to have to improve before we play again next weekend because we've got two very hard games coming up in Duquesne and Pittsburgh.”

Five different Crusaders netted their first career goals Friday, as Avelar, Barden, Lyons, Vervynckt and Zeba all scored for the first time in a Valpo kit.  Lewis and Lynn tallied their first career points as well.  Redshirt junior goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) had to make just one save for the shutout, his eighth career clean sheet.  Midway through the second half, Zobeck passed 2500 career minutes in goal, allowing him to qualify for Valpo’s career goals against average chart, which he currently tops with a 1.18 GAA.

Valparaiso (1-0-0) returns to the pitch next Friday, Sept. 2 as it kicks off action at the Duquesne Invitational against the host Dukes.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CDT, with live stats available at www.valpoathletics.com.

Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
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 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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