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Crusader Men Down IPFW Tuesday Evening
Jordan Aidoud scored a pair of goals Tuesday. (Kevin Fedde)
Jordan Aidoud scored a pair of goals Tuesday. (Kevin Fedde)
Valparaiso (5-7-5)
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IPFW (3-14-1)
10/30/2012 | Fort Wayne, Ind. | Attendance: 83
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso123
IPFW101
Scoring
VALPO33:05SMITH, Jon (IWUNZE, Yannick )
IPFW39:04Corey Tom (Corey Thompson )
VALPO52:48AIDOUD, Jordan (SMITH, Jon )
VALPO55:09AIDOUD, Jordan
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOZOBECK, Kyle90:0013
IPFWBrandon Cloutier90:0034
Stats at a GlanceVALPOIPFW
Shots (on Goal)18 (7)11 (4)
Saves34
Offsides55
Corner Kicks30
Fouls1511
Yellow Cards11
Red Cards10

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A pair of goals from freshman Jordan Aidoud (L'isled'Abeau, France/CEFAM) helped Valparaiso to a 3-1 victory over IPFW Tuesday evening in non-league play in Fort Wayne, Ind.

"It's always good to get a win on the road, so we're excited about our result tonight," said Crusader head coach Mike Avery. "Overall, I thought we played really well. With the weather, it was definitely not the most ideal situation to play in, but I thought we handled those parts of the game pretty well."

In a game which saw just three combined shots over the first 33 minutes, the Crusaders claimed the lead with just their second shot on goal in the 34th minute. Junior Yannick Iwunze (Paris, France/Hightower [Texas] H.S. [Barton County C.C./West Virginia]) sent a pass to the right side of the area, where senior Jon Smith (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) received it and beat IPFW goalkeeper Brandon Cloutier inside the far post.

IPFW equalized in the 40th minute, as Corey Thompson sent a pass across the middle that Corey Tom chipped in for his fourth goal of the season. Both sides looked for the lead before the half, but Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) stopped a Mastodon chance in the 43rd minute, while Valpo sophomore Gerardo Avelar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio San Francisco) hit the crossbar with an effort just 2:09 before the break.

Valpo took control with a pair of goals from Aidoud in a span of 2:21 early in the second half. Smith had a shot stopped by Cloutier in the 53rd minute, but Aidoud gathered the rebound and found the back of the net to give the Crusaders a 2-1 lead. Then, early in the 56th minute, a foul in the box presented Valpo with a penalty kick, and the French freshman stepped up and knocked it home to push the advantage to 3-1, where the game would eventually end.

"Jordan had a really good match for us - it was good to see him score a pair of goals," said Avery. "Jon was really terrific tonight - definitely the best player on the field. He was all over the place tonight and really brought a lot of energy - just a really senior performance from Jon."

The Crusaders ended the match with an 18-11 advantage in shot attempts, putting seven efforts on frame to four for IPFW (3-14-1). Cloutier made four saves for the Mastodons, while Zobeck stopped three shots to earn the win for Valpo.

Valparaiso (5-7-5) closes out the regular season on Saturday night at Milwaukee in a key Horizon League match. The Crusaders can earn a home match in the Horizon League Championship with a win or a draw against the Panthers. Live stats and live video through the Horizon League Network will be available through www.valpoathletics.com.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
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
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