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Crusaders Blank Loyola 1-0 to Remain Perfect in League Play
Play Video Luisa Desario scored the match-winner in the 83rd minute. (John Enright)
Luisa Desario scored the match-winner in the 83rd minute. (John Enright)
Valparaiso (6-4-2,2-0 Horizon)
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Loyola (Chicago) (3-7-1,0-1 Horizon)
9/28/2011 | Chicago, Ill. | Attendance: 234
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Valparaiso011
Loyola (Chicago)000
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VALPO82:47DESARIO, Luisa (HOAGLIN, Rachel , PEDERSEN, Casey)
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LUCGONYO, Monica90:0011
Stats at a GlanceVALPOLUC
Shots (on Goal)5 (2)7 (3)
Saves31
Offsides01
Corner Kicks63
Fouls1315
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) score the lone goal of the match with just 7:13 remaining in the match on Wednesday evening as Valparaiso registered their second straight Horizon League victory, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 1-0 at Loyola Soccer Park in Chicago, Ill.

The victory snapped a nine-match losing streak for the Crusaders against the Ramblers and moved Valpo into a first place tie with Milwaukee atop the Horizon League standings.

“I’m very happy for our kids with the effort they put in,” head coach John Marovich said after the match.  “It’s a good finish to the rough stretch of three matches in six days that we’ve just been through.  Anytime you get a win on the road it is huge and this is a big three points for us.”

Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) started the play with a free kick from midfield.  Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) got a head on the ball to flick it toward goal.  Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) got a touch on the ball before Desario finished the goal at the far post.

The Crusaders started the match with the offensive pressure, winning five corner kicks in the opening 30 minutes.

“We did some good things during the first 30 minutes,” Marovich said.  “We moved the ball well, created some chances, and had lots of corner kicks.”

Neither team could find the back of the net in the first half though.

“The game changed and we did a good job as the second half began,” Marovich added.  “The game became a little more direct and we began winning more balls in the air.”

The match remained scoreless until Desario scored her third goal of the year and first match-winner.

“This was just a typical Horizon League battle where you have to find a way to get a goal,” Marovich said. “That’s what we did.”

Loyola (3-7-1, 0-1 Horizon) outshot Valpo 7-5 in the match, including 6-2 in the second half, but Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made three saves to register her fifth shutout in the last six matches.  Monica Gonyo made one save for the Ramblers.

Valparaiso (6-4-2, 2-0) will have a week off before heading to Wisconsin next Wednesday evening for a first place showdown with nationally-ranked Milwaukee.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Match Notes: Loyola leads the all-time series 14-5 … Valpo has won both Horizon League matches by a 1-0 score … Manski now has 10 career shutouts … Manski’s shutout was her fifth of the year, tied for fifth on the school’s single season charts … Desario’s match-winner was the fifth of her career, tying her for eighth all-time at Valpo.

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
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
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
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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
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
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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