Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Valpo Women Head to Liberty Invitational
Tracy Roos has been on the field for every minute of the season this year. (Ray Acevedo)
Tracy Roos has been on the field for every minute of the season this year. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (2-2)
at
Coastal Carolina (0-3-1)
9/2/2011 | Lynchburg, Va. | Attendance: 0
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso101
Coastal Carolina000
Scoring
VALPO16:04LYTLE, Janine (TERRELL, Catherine )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen82:3003
VALPODeFRANK, Rachel7:3000
VALPOTEAM0:0000
CCUBARON, Saundra90:0013
CCUTEAM0:0001
Stats at a GlanceVALPOCCU
Shots (on Goal)15 (5)11 (3)
Saves34
Offsides70
Corner Kicks52
Fouls213
Yellow Cards12

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Valparaiso (1-2, 0-0 Horizon)
Liberty Invitational
Match #4:  Friday, Sept. 2, 3 p.m.
vs. Coastal Carolina (0-2-1, 0-0 Big South)
Osborne Stadium - Lynchburg, Va.

Match #5: Sunday, Sept. 4, 1:30 p.m.
at Liberty (0-1-1, 0-0 Big South)
Osborne Stadium - Lynchburg, Va.

This Week in Crusader Soccer: Valparaiso ventures away from Northwest Indiana for the first time in 2011 this weekend to begin a four-game road trip.  The Brown and Gold will head to Lynchburg, Va. for the Liberty Invitational for a pair of matches.  The Crusaders will face Coastal Carolina in a neutral site contest on Friday before battling the host Flames on Sunday afternoon.

On the Air: Neither match this weekend is being broadcast online or over the airwaves.  Live stats will be available through valpoathletics.com for both matches though.

Head Coach John Marovich: John Marovich holds a 27-25-9 record both overall and with Valpo in his fourth season at the helm of the Brown and Gold.  Just the third head coach in program history, Marovich has the best winning percentage (.516) ever at Valpo, and ranks second in total victories.

Series Notes: Valparaiso has never faced Coastal Carolina on the pitch.  The Crusaders are 1-0 all-time against Liberty, posting a 1-0 triumph over the Flames on Sept. 18, 2009 at Eastgate Field. Both opponents this weekend are members of the Big South Conference, and the only match against the league the Crusaders have ever played was against Liberty.  Valpo will also face Big South foe Campbell later this year as part of the Crusader Classic.

Wrapping Up Last Week’s Action: Valpo outshot Evansville 19-10, including an 11-4 advantage on goal, but was not able to find the back of the net on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.  Stephanie Thompson scored with just 1:17 remaining in the match for the Purple Aces to give Evansville the 1-0 victory.  Brooke Henderson fired off six shots for Valpo while Kristen Manski made three saves in goal.  Chaviel Harrison made 10 saves between the posts for the Purple Aces.

Scouting Coastal Carolina: The Chanticleers played Georgia Southern to a 1-1 double-overtime draw last Friday to open the home portion of their schedule after dropping a pair of matches at North Florida’s Tournament. Christina Stern and Alyssa Clark have scored the goals this season for the Chanticleers while Saundra Baron has posted a 2.48 goals against average in the net, playing all 290 minutes.  Coastal Carolina has been outshot 51-24 on the season, including 22-11 on goal.

Scouting Liberty: The Flames are coming off of a 1-1 double-overtime draw to Longwood on Monday evening in the team’s home opener after falling at #6 Virginia on Friday night to open the season.  Aimee Luurtsema and Silvia Bentancourt have scored the two goals on the year for the Flames while Megan Warner has added an assist.  Karen Blocker has notched a 4.50 goals against average playing every minute in goal for Liberty.  The Flames have been outshot 40-18 thus far this year.

Fire Away: Valpo launched 19 shot attempts on Sunday against Evansville, but was unable to find the back of the net.  Eleven of the attempts were on goal, forcing the Purple Aces to make the saves.  For the season Valpo has now taken 44 total shots, 24 of which were on frame, for a .545 accuracy rate, unfortunately the Brown and Gold has only beaten the goalkeepers in one match thus far.

Moving Onto the All-Time Scoring Charts: Luisa Desario has moved into a tie for 10th place all-time at Valpo with 26 career points after picking up a goal and an assist against IPFW.  She is tied with Jessie White (2006-2009) on the all-time charts.  The junior has 10 career goals and six assists, and is just one goal shy of the top-10 all-time in a Crusader uniform.  Rachel Hoaglin now has 24 career points, including nine goals, after her three-point match against the Mastodons as well, and is on the verge of moving on the career charts as well.

A Fixture on Defense: Senior Tracy Roos has started all 61 matches on the Valpo backline since arriving on campus in 2008.  Junior Janine Lytle has also started every match of her three-year career thus far, all 42 contests.

Record Book Watch: Luisa Desario ranks seventh in school history with 116 career shot attempts, needing six more to match Jackie Kondratko’s (2006-2009) sixth place total of 122.  Desario is also tied for ninth all-time with four match-winning goals, one shy of Lisa Springs (1998-2001) for eighth on the all-time list.  Kristen Manski is tied for fourth all-time with five career shutouts in goal, two shy of Amy Cavanaugh (1996-1999) for third place.

Team Captains: Valpo has co-captains for the 2011 season.  Senior Tracy Roos has been named a team captain for the third straight season and will be joined in that role by classmate Brooke Henderson.

Crusaders Picked Seventh in Preseason Poll: The head coaches selected Valparaiso to finish seventh in the Horizon League this season according to the preseason poll.  The Crusaders finished tied for seventh in the regular season a year ago with a 5-8-5 overall record and a 1-5-2 mark in league play.

This and That: Kristen Manski made her first appearance of the season on Sunday, making three saves in goal ... Brooke Henderson is seventh in the Horizon League with 11 shot attempts this season ... Amanda Ulin, Laura Romberg, and Tracy Roos, all defenders, are the only Crusaders to have played all 270 minutes this season.

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. #21/21 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