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Crusaders Send Seniors Off on High Note

Sunday, October 23, 2005

A pair of seniors scored for Valparaiso on Senior Day as the Crusaders closed the home portion of the 2005 schedule on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over IPFW at Eastgate Field.

With the victory, Valpo ties the school record for wins in a season with ten, matching the 2001 and 2004 squads. The Crusaders also closed Eastgate Field for the season with a 7-1 mark, the best in school history.

In the final home match for the senior class, it was only appropriate that the seniors accounted for the Valpo scoring. Three classmates teamed up for the first goal of the match at the 18:19 mark when Kristi Dixon (Ortonville, Mich./Notre Dame Prep H.S.) and Allison Swanson (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley H.S.) worked the ball in the box and found Ashley Shaneyfelt (Roswell, Ga./Roswell H.S.) five yards out for her first goal of the season. The tally was also Shaneyfelt's first goal since her freshman year.

Senior Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) added what would be the insurance goal at the 65:52 mark in the second half with her seventh goal of the year and 17th of her career. Freshman Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel H.S.) chipped a pass up over the IPFW defense into the box where King collected it and beat goalkeeper Shannon Lynn to make it 2-0.

The Mastodons found the back of the net just 1:04 later as Anika Apar converted a Valpo turnover, scoring from 15 yards out after going one-on-one with Crusader keeper Danielle Guerra (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.).

Guerra, a senior, would keep IPFW off the scoreboard the rest of the way, making three stops in goal for the victory in her final match at Eastgate Field.

Lynn made three saves in goal for IPFW (3-10-3) as the Mastodons were outshot by Valpo 15-9 in the contest. The Crusaders, as they have done much of the season, had a decisive advantage in corner kicks won as well, taking seven to IPFW's one.

Valpo's Lorna Torrez (Dallas Center, Iowa/Dallas Center-Grimes H.S.) and Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) also played their final home matches on Sunday.

Valparaiso (10-6-1, 4-1 Mid-Con) will close out the regular season on Saturday in Cedar City, Utah as the Crusaders battle Southern Utah. Valpo, which is already assured of at least a share of the Mid-Continent Conference title, can win it outright with a win or a tie against the Thunderbirds. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CDT.
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 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
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