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Second Half Goals Give Wright State Win over Valpo
Brooke Henderson had a team-high three shots against Wright State.
Brooke Henderson had a team-high three shots against Wright State.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Box Score

                Wright State scored twice in the final 20 minutes of the match on Wednesday afternoon as the Raiders defeated Valparaiso 2-0 at Eastgate Field.

                The two schools battled to a scoreless opening 45 minutes on a wet field after heavy rains throughout the day left the field slippery.  The Raiders had six shot attempts in the opening half, including two that were saved by Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) while the Crusaders managed just two shot attempts, neither of which were on goal.

                Valpo had a chance early in the second half, with back-to-back shots from in close five minutes into the stanza, but were not able to crack the scoreboard.

                Amber Kasmer finally found the back of the net for Wright State (6-6-1, 1-1-1 Horizon) with 18:56 to play.  From the far right side she lofted what appeared to be a cross toward the goal that found the far post for her fifth goal of the year, giving the Raiders the lead.

                With Valpo pressing forward offensively late in the match, Jess Rooma then collected a ball in the middle of the box and fired top shelf into the goal with just 8:21 remaining for the match’s final outcome.

                Valpo had two more chances late but shots by Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) and Becky Clever (Cincinnati, Ohio/Madeira H.S.) were both saved by Meghan Hackerson, who finished the match with three stops.

                “We had a chance early in the second half that could have changed the complexion of the match,” head coach John Marovich said afterwards.  “We didn’t score and you have to give credit where credit is due.  They are a good side and scored goals late.”

                The Crusaders outshot Wright State 9-7 in the second half but the Raiders finished the match with a 13-11 edge in shots.  The visitors also had seven corner kick opportunities to Valpo’s two.  Cabral finished the night with four saves for Valpo.

                “We have to continue to stay true to who we are,” added Marovich.  “We need to continue to try and do the things that we want to do.”

                Valparaiso (7-3-1, 0-2) will remain home on Friday afternoon for a 4 p.m. match against Youngstown State at Eastgate Field.  The match will be carried live on WVUR (95.1-FM, Valparaiso) and online at www.valpoathletics.com.

 

Match Notes: Brooke Henderson (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.) led Valpo with three shot attempts … this is the first time Valpo has lost back-to-back matches since the final two matches of 2007 … it is also the first time the Crusaders have been shut out in two straight matches since Oct. 26 and Nov. 3, 2007 … Wright State leads the all-time series 6-0.

 
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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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