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Crusaders Fall On Late Goal at Michigan
Kevin Miller and the Crusaders fell at Michigan on Saturday. (Di Geng)
Kevin Miller and the Crusaders fell at Michigan on Saturday. (Di Geng)
Valparaiso (4-7-5)
at
Michigan (6-8-1)
10/27/2012 | Ann Arbor, Mich. | Attendance: 614
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso000
Michigan011
Scoring
UM88:30Fabio Pereira (Tyler Arnone )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOZOBECK, Kyle90:0012
UMAdam Grinwis90:0003
Stats at a GlanceVALPOUM
Shots (on Goal)9 (3)12 (3)
Saves23
Offsides26
Corner Kicks25
Fouls1615
Yellow Cards01

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team dueled to a scoreless game with Big Ten foe Michigan for over 88 minutes on Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Mich., but an 89th minute goal by the host Wolverines sent the Crusaders to a 1-0 defeat.  The loss snapped Valpo’s six-match unbeaten streak.

“You have to give a lot of credit to Michigan – they put us under a tremendous amount of pressure in the second half.  It ultimately wore us down, and they eventually got the goal just before the 90 minute mark,” said Avery.  “The first half was the complete opposite - we had them under pressure and were playing very well.  For whatever reason, be it fatigue or Michigan’s pressure, as good as we were in the first half, we weren't in the second half.  From that standpoint, we kind of got what we deserved today – the game's 90 minutes long, and we didn't play 90 minutes the way we’re capable of playing.”

Valpo had the better of play in the opening 45 minutes, out-shooting the Wolverines 7-4 and forcing Michigan goalkeeper Adam Grinwis to make a pair of saves.  The Crusaders also had a shot go off the post in the 14th minute as well.

Michigan turned the tables in the second half and controlled the game, holding an 8-2 shot advantage over the final 45 minutes.  Only one of the Wolverines’ first seven efforts was on goal, however, a shot which was stopped by Crusader fifth-year netminder Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West).  But in the 89th minute, Michigan’s Tyler Arnone fed Fabio Pereira, whose shot from 20 yards out found the upper-right corner of the net for the deciding goal.

Michigan (6-8-1) ended the contest with a 12-9 edge in shot attempts and also attempted five corner kicks to the Crusaders’ two.  Zobeck stopped two shots in the losing effort, while Grinwis closed the match with three saves.

“The good news is that today was like a freebie – a chance to get a good opponent on the road in a game which has no bearing on the postseason,” said Avery.  “We can learn from it and get ready for IPFW on Tuesday and ultimately prepare for our last league game at Milwaukee on Saturday.”

Valparaiso (4-7-5) continues non-league play next Tuesday, Oct. 30 as the Crusaders travel to IPFW.  Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. CDT, and live stats will be available through www.valpoathletics.com.

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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 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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