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Detroit Defeats Valpo in Horizon League Action
Kendall Brown scored Valpo's lone goal on Friday afternoon.
Kendall Brown scored Valpo's lone goal on Friday afternoon.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Box Score

                The University of Detroit Mercy scored twice within a four minute span midway through the second half to rally from a halftime deficit and defeat Valparaiso 2-1 on Friday afternoon in Detroit, Mich.

                The Crusaders jumped out on top midway through the first half.  Jessie White (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) sent a long pass ahead to Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) in the right corner and Brown’s high-arcing shot deflected off of Titan goalkeeper Joanna Hinde and into the goal at the 20:47 mark.

                Valpo maintained its 1-0 lead into intermission, but had chances to increase the advantage.  Laura Murphy (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley H.S.) had an opportunity with about five minutes remaining before halftime, firing a shot from 18 yards out that hit the cross bar.

                The Crusaders held an 11-2 advantage in shot attempts in the first 45 minutes, forcing Hinde to make six saves.

                Detroit tied the match with just under 25 minutes remaining as Selena Stanski fired a shot from 23 yards out high into the right corner of the goal.  Stanski and Emily Kiely then assisted on the Titans’ match-winner just under four minutes later as Lauren Roffey scored from 18 yards out.

                Detroit (6-5-1, 3-1 Horizon) outshot Valpo 8-4 in the second half but the Crusaders finished the day with a 15-10 advantage in attempts.  Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) made four saves for the Brown and Gold, all in the second half, while Hinde finished with eight stops.

                “We played a very nice first half of soccer today but didn’t play as well in the second half,” head coach John Marovich said afterwards.  “Detroit played well in the second half and took advantage of its opportunities.”

                Valparaiso (8-4-1, 1-3) will look to rebound on Sunday afternoon when the Crusaders return to Eastgate Field to kick off its final three-match homestand of the season.  Kickoff against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is set for 1 p.m.

 

Match Notes: Mikki Nuccio (Ortonville, Mich./Brighton H.S.) made her first collegiate start for Valpo … this was the first time this season the Crusaders had been defeated when outshooting opponents … Brown’s goal was the 20th of her career and 50th collegiate point and she ranks third on Valpo’s career list in both categories … Detroit leads the all-time series 4-1 … Sunday’s match will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness week for Valpo athletics and the Crusaders will be wearing pink uniforms.

 
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 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. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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