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Valpo Blanks Coastal Carolina to Open Liberty Invitational
Janine Lytle scored the match-winner for Valpo on Friday afternoon. (Ray Acevedo)
Janine Lytle scored the match-winner for Valpo on Friday afternoon. (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
Catherine Terrell added an assist on the winning goal. (Ray Acevedo)
Catherine Terrell added an assist on the winning goal. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, September 02, 2011

Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) scored her first goal of the season and Valparaiso posted its first shutout of the season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Coastal Carolina 1-0 at Osborne Stadium in Lynchburg, Va. to open the Liberty Invitational.

“I’m very pleased with the clean sheet today,” head coach John Marovich said after the match.  “We played well against a difficult style of play and fought through to get the ‘w’”. 

Lytle knocked home a free kick off of the foot of Catherine Terrell (Brighton, Mich./Brighton H.S.) just 16:04 into the contest, and that goal held up as the Crusaders moved their record back to the .500 mark on the season.

“There was not a lot of space out there today so we had to take advantage of any set pieces we were given,” Marovich added.  “Lytle got to the second ball and did a good job of finishing.”

Valpo had several scoring opportunities early in the match, winning a pair of corner kicks in the opening 11 minutes. 

After taking the lead on Lytle’s goal, the Crusader defense stepped up, the Chanticleers to fire just one shot attempt over the final 23 minutes of the first half to take the one goal advantage into the locker room.

Kristin Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) stepped up in the second half, making her first save of the match, with just over 32 minutes to play in the contest.  The sophomore netminder finished the day with three saves while sharing the shutout with Rachel DeFrank (Mason, Ohio/Mason H.S.), who played the final 7:30 of the match.

With just under 27 minutes to play, Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) looked to add an insurance goal for Valpo, firing a blast from the top of the 18-yard box, but the ball ricocheted off of the crossbar.  Pedersen had another opportunity with about 11 minutes remaining, but her header attempt was saved by Saundra Baron.

A flurry in the two minutes resulted in three more shots on goal for the Crusaders, two by Brooke Henderson (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.) and another by Lytle, but all three attempts were saved by Coastal Carolina (0-3-1).

Valpo outshot the Chanticleers 15-11 on the afternoon, including a 5-3 advantage on goal.  Baron made three saves between the posts for Coastal Carolina.

“In this environment to come on the road and get a victory is great,” Marovich concluded.  “I’m looking forward to getting  back after it on Sunday.”

Valparaiso (2-2) will remain in Lynchburg for day two of the Liberty Invitational on Sunday afternoon, facing the host Flames of Liberty.  Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. CDT.

Match Notes: This was the first meeting ever between Valpo and Coastal Carolina … the Crusaders are now 2-0 all-time against teams from the Big South Conference … Lytle’s goal was the third of her career and second match-winner … Terrell’s assist was her first of the season and second of her career … this was Valpo’s first shutout victory since a 1-0 triumph at Butler on Oct. 3, 2010 … Terrell and Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) led Valpo with three shots each while Henderson and Terrell had two of the five shots on goal each … Katie Gratzianna (Elmhurst, Ill./York H.S.) made her first appearance of the season for the Brown and Gold.

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 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