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Crusader Women Open League Play Blanking Green Bay
Rachel Hoaglin tallied the lone goal in the win over Green Bay. (Ray Acevedo)
Rachel Hoaglin tallied the lone goal in the win over Green Bay. (Ray Acevedo)
Green Bay (2-6-2, 0-1 Horizon)
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Valparaiso (4-3-1, 1-0 Horizon)
9/16/2011 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 239
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Green Bay000
Valparaiso101
Scoring
VALPO1:58HOAGLIN, Rachel (HENDERSON, Brooke , TERRELL, Catherine)
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GBDRUSCH, Maddie90:0015
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0002
Stats at a GlanceGBVALPO
Shots (on Goal)11 (2)13 (6)
Saves52
Offsides01
Corner Kicks33
Fouls79
Yellow Cards11
Kelsey Draper's midfield play helped Valpo open Horizon League play victorious. (Ray Acevedo)
Kelsey Draper's midfield play helped Valpo open Horizon League play victorious. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) scored less than two minutes into the match and Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) registered her second straight shutout on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso opened Horizon League action with a 1-0 victory over Green Bay at Eastgate Field.

The win was Valpo’s first Horizon League opener in five tries since joining the conference prior to the 2007 season.

Hoaglin put the Crusaders on the scoreboard just 1:58 into the match, the second fastest goal in school history to start a match.  Catherine Terrell (Brighton, Mich./Brighton H.S.) played the ball into the middle of the box for Brooke Henderson (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.), about 15 yards from goal.  Henderson could not find room around a Phoenix defender, but slotted the ball to Hoaglin in the right corner of the six yard box.  Hoaglin chipped the ball over Maddie Drusch into the top left corner of the goal for her team-leading fourth goal of the season, and second match winner.

“We've talked about how we've started a lot of games fast and gotten quick chances, but haven't been able to finish those opportunities,” head coach John Marovich said afterwards.  “We came in knowing that Green Bay does a great job defending, so we knew we had to take advantage and put away any chances we got early.  At the end of the day, getting an early goal like this really helps to take a lot of pressure off of us."

The Crusader continued to put on pressure throughout the opening half, forcing Drusch to make three saves to keep the margin at one heading into intermission.  Valpo outshot the Phoenix 6-2 in the opening 45 minutes.

Green Bay (2-6-2, 0-1 Horizon) finally got a few shots off in the second half, but Manski made a pair of saves to record her seventh career shutout, moving her into a tie with Amy Cavanaugh (1996-1999) for third all-time in clean sheets.

“Our defense really did a great job today,” Marovich added.  “We knew Green Bay would try to play a lot of balls in up in the air, and I thought we did a great job going up to win those initial headers.  We did a good job then as well dealing with (Hekla Palmadottir) when she did come up with the ball, hanging with her and not letting secondary balls get behind us.  Kelsey (Draper) and Casey (Pedersen) were great, winning a lot of headers for us in the midfield today.  I thought the work those two and our back four put in really were the key to keeping Green Bay off the scoreboard.”

Valpo finished the match outshooting the Phoenix 13-11 and Drusch finished the contest registering five saves. 

Valparaiso (4-3-1, 1-0) will take to the road on Sunday afternoon, heading to Bowling Green, Ohio, to battle the Falcons of Bowling Green.  Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. CDT.

Match Notes: Valpo is now 4-8-2 all-time against Green Bay but 4-0-2 in the last six meetings … Hoaglin now has 12 career goals, tied with Lori Johnson (2005-2008) for eighth all-time … Hoaglin also has 30 career points, 10th  in school history … she has nine points this year … Terrell’s assist was her third of the season and fourth of her career … Henderson’s helper was her first of the year and fourth all-time … Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) had a team-high four shot attempts in the match … the fastest goal in school history was 44 seconds by Lori Moore in 2002 at Oakland.

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