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Milwaukee Upends Valpo Sunday Afternoon
Luisa Desario scored Valpo's lone goal on Sunday from the right side. (Ray Acevedo)
Luisa Desario scored Valpo's lone goal on Sunday from the right side. (Ray Acevedo)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) scored Valparaiso’s lone goal on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 5-1 in Horizon League action.

Sarah Hagen scored four times for the Panthers, including a hat trick in the first half as the Panthers moved into a first place tie in the Horizon League with nine points (5-5-3, 3-0 Horizon).  Valparaiso falls to 4-8 overall and 1-3 (three points) in the Horizon League with the loss.

“Milwaukee is a good team and we didn’t handle Hagen well today,” Valpo head coach John Marovich said after the match.  “We allowed her time and space and she had two very good finishes.”

Milwaukee jumped on top quickly as Hagen scored her first goal of the match 12:28 into the contest, taking a cross from Kate Megna in the middle of the box and scoring from inside of five yards.  She added her second goal just over 10 minutes later on a header in the box, and tallied her third just over a minute-and-a-half later.

Helen Steinhauser made it 4-0 Panthers before intermission with a blast from 25 yards out and Hagen added her fourth goal of the day on a penalty kick four minutes into the second half.

Desario put the Crusaders on the board with 33:30 remaining in the match, taking a pass from Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) and beating goalkeeper Leslie Deebach from 15 yards out, far side.

For Desario, the goal was her team-leading fourth of the season, ranking her in a tie for fourth place in the Horizon League.

“The second half I thought we played less frantic,” Marovich added.  “I was glad we continued to battle and got a goal out of it.”

Milwaukee outshot the Crusaders 21-5 for the match, including 13-1 in the first 45 minutes.  Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) made three saves in goal for the Brown and Gold while Rachel DeFrank (Mason, Ohio/Mason H.S.), making her collegiate debut, made a pair of stops in relief.  Deebach made one save for the Panthers.

Valparaiso will continue its three-match homestand on Friday afternoon, stepping out of Horizon League action to host Indiana State to begin Homecoming weekend.  Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. with all the action carried live on WVUR (95.1-FM, Valparaiso) and online at www.valpoathletics.com.

Match Notes: Desario and Hoaglin are each tied for the team lead with eight points each … Hoaglin’s assist was her second of the season … Cabral had her streak of 2855:29 straight minutes of action in goal dating back to the start of 2008 end … eight of Valpo’s 10 goals this season are by freshmen … Cabral moved into third place on Valpo’s career minutes played list (3302:49) as well as fourth place for matches played in goal (38) … Milwaukee leads the all-time series 10-0 … the start of the match was delayed 2:06 due to scheduling with the officials.

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Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
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
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
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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
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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
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Apr 26
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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