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San Diego Spoils Valpo's Homecoming
Bobby Wysocki had his first career 100-yard rushing game. (Ray Acevedo)
Bobby Wysocki had his first career 100-yard rushing game. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bobby Wysocki (Calumet City, Ill./Thornwood H.S.) rushed for 101 yards and Eddie Morelli (Racine, Wis./Saint Catherines H.S.) scored his first career touchdown for Valparaiso but San Diego spoiled the Crusaders’ Homecoming with a 48-7 victory over the Brown and Gold at Brown Field.

Wysocki carried 14 times for his first collegiate 100-yard rushing game, but completed just 9-of-25 passes for 88 yards through the air.

“San Diego came out to play today,” head coach Stacy Adams said.  “We need to continue to improve our play.  The injury bug has hit us hard and we’ve been down a few starters.”

San Diego tallied 412 total yards, including Sam Scudellari’s 232 yards passing with three touchdowns.  The Torero defense also ran two interceptions back for touchdowns.

The game started promising for the Crusaders, holding the Toreros to a three-and-out on their first possession.  Valpo marched down field in 12 plays, reaching the San Diego 18-yardline, but a field goal attempt went wide right to end the threat.

Five plays later, Matt Jelmini ran 22 yards for a touchdown to put the visitors on top.  With 2:06 to play in the opening quarter, Scudellari connected with Kyle Warren from 28 yards out to make it 14-0 Toreros.

A 26-yard interception return by Gabriel Derricks made it 21-0, and San Diego added one more touchdown before halftime.

Joe Martin’s interception return for a score just 57 seconds into the third quarter made it 34-0 San Diego before the Crusaders found the scoreboard.

A 10-play, 74-yard drive, set up by three Wysocki passes moved the ball down to the three, where Morrelli found the end zone for his first career touchdown.

“Bobby showed when given time he can throw the ball,” Adams added.  “Our offensive line is getting better, but we need to focus on our running game.”

The Toreros would add two more touchdowns late in the third quarter to close out the scoring.

Cody Gokan (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein H.S.), making his first career start, led the defense with seven tackles, including one sack.

Valparaiso (1-4, 0-2) will head to Indianapolis, Ind. for the Battle for the Hoosier Helmet next Saturday when the Crusaders face Butler.  Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. CDT with all the action carried live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network.

Game Notes: San Diego leads the all-time series 12-5 and has won six straight … Valpo was penalized just once (a delay of game) for five yards … Laurence Treadaway (Detroit, Mich./Orchard Lake Saint Mary’s H.S.) recovered his second fumble of the season … Tim Bennett (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic H.S.) had two catches for 31 yards and now has 303 yards receiving this year.

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