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Sammy Olson and Valpo have started the year 4-1.
Sammy Olson and Valpo have started the year 4-1.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

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Match #6: Friday, Sept. 12, 2:30 p.m. CDT
Valpo (4-1, 0-0 Horizon)
at Northern Illinois (3-0-1, 0-0 MAC)
Match #7: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. CDT
Valpo (4-1, 0-0 Horizon)
at IPFW (0-5, 0-0 Summit)

This Week in Crusader Soccer: Valparaiso looks to continue the best start in school history with a pair of road matches this weekend as the Crusaders head to DeKalb, Ill. to face Northern Illinois on Friday and Fort Wayne, Ind. to battle IPFW on Sunday.  Valpo’s 4-1 start is the best through five matches in program history.

On the Air: Neither of this weekend’s contests will be carried live online or on the radio.

Head Coach John Marovich: John Marovich is 4-1 in his first season overall and with the Crusaders after serving as an assistant for six years.

Series Notes: Northern Illinois has won all six previous meetings against Valpo, but the two schools have not face one another since the Huskies posted a 4-0 victory in DeKalb on October 10, 1997.  The two schools met initially in 1993, as the second match in Valpo’s inaugural season.  Valpo holds a 4-2-1 series advantage over IPFW dating back to the 2001 campaign.  Last year, the Crusaders notched a 4-0 victory over the Mastodons at Eastgate Field.

Scouting Northern Illinois: The Huskies have started the season unbeaten, 3-0-1, through their first four matches.  Northern Illinois is 2-0 at home with shutouts of Eastern Illinois and Georgia Southern.  Last Sunday, the Huskies battled Green Bay to a scoreless draw on the road.  Thea Johnson leads Northern Illinois in scoring with nine points (three goals and three assists).  In goal, Lindsey Curnock has a 0.46 goals against average and three shutouts.

Scouting IPFW: The Mastodons are still looking for their first victory of the season and will head to Central Michigan on Friday before hosting Valpo.  IPFW has not scored since the opener, a goal by Brittni Roy at Illinois State.  In goal, Meagan McLaughlin and Kristen McFadden have split time with McLaughlin posting a 2.33 goals against average and a .767 save percentage.

Wrapping Up Last Week’s Action: Kendall Brown picked up a clearing attempt and scored from 25 yards out 2:50 into the second overtime to give the Crusaders a 1-0 victory over IUPUI last Friday in a match that was moved to Brown Field.  Jackie Kondratko and Jessie White each picked up goals on Sunday in Terre Haute, Ind. as the Crusaders completed the weekend sweep with a 2-1 win against Indiana State.

Crusaders Remain Perfect Instate:
Valpo is a perfect 3-0 against Indiana schools this season after downing IUPUI and Indiana State.  Valpo opened the year with a victory over Ball State as well.  Following the IPFW contest on Sunday, Valpo still has two matches against Butler on the schedule.

Cabral Moves Up Shutouts Chart: With the shutout against IUPUI on Friday, Mele Cabral now has five career clean sheets, moving her into a tie with Rose Holtkamp (1998-2002) for third all-time.  Cabral is two shutouts shy of Amy Cavanaugh (1996-1999) for second all-time.

Among the Nation’s Best: As a team, Valparaiso ranks 28th in the country with a 0.389 goals against average and 19th in save percentage.  Individually, Mele Cabral is 21st with a .920 save mark.

Trio Among Top Scorers All-Time:
Kendall Brown moved alone into third place all-time at Valpo with 19 career goals after her tally against Indiana State.  Her 46 career points also rank third on the Crusader career list.  Lori Johnson is sixth in school history with 12 goals and seventh with 31 points while Sarah Jewell is tied for seventh with 11 goals and eighth with 27 points.

Overtime Success at Home: With the overtime victory over IUPUI, Valpo is now 5-0-3 at home in extra session matches dating back to the 2001 season.  All-time, home and away, Valpo is 13-13-16 in overtime contests beginning in 1993.

Finding the Stat Sheet:
Laura Romberg recorded her first collegiate assist on the match-winning goal for the Crusaders at Indiana State.

Valpo Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll:
The Crusaders were selected to finish in a tie for fifth place in the Horizon League according to the preseason poll conducted of the league’s head coaches.  Milwaukee was picked to win the league.

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 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
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