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Crusaders Fall in Road Test at Iowa
Luisa Desario scored her second goal of the year Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)
Luisa Desario scored her second goal of the year Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (2-2-1)
at
Iowa (6-0-0)
9/2/2012 | Iowa City, Iowa | Attendance: 601
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso011
Iowa213
Scoring
IOWA4:24Melanie Pickert
IOWA23:39Cloe Lacasse
IOWA62:16Dana Dalrymple (Jade Grimm )
VALPO74:39DESARIO, Luisa
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0038
IOWAGoodson, Meg45:0002
IOWAHannah Clark45:0011
Stats at a GlanceVALPOIOWA
Shots (on Goal)11 (4)25 (11)
Saves83
Offsides10
Corner Kicks37
Fouls57
Yellow Cards10

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Valparaiso women's soccer team got a 75th minute goal from senior Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) on Sunday afternoon at Iowa, but it only served as a late consolation tally, as the Crusaders fell by a 3-1 count to the host Hawkeyes.

Valpo played through the first 45 minutes even in shot attempts with Iowa, as both sides registered eight shots apiece in the first half. But it was the Hawkeyes who went into the break with a 2-0 advantage on the scoreline. Melanie Pickert struck a free kick from 25 yards out that went in the upper 90 off the post in the 5th minute to give Iowa the early 1-0 lead, and Cloe Lacasse added a second goal in the 24th minute after a Crusader turnover in the defensive end. The Crusaders poured the pressure on in the final five minutes of the half, recording four shots, but could not push one into the back of the net.

"Our first 45 minutes, I thought we played very well and don't think the score line necessarily reflected the performance," said Crusader head coach John Marovich. "Their player hit a fantastic shot on the set piece for their first goal, and then we made an error in the back that gave them an easy finish. Outside of that, we had really good possession in the first half, we had as many shot attempts as they did - it was a pretty quality half from us."

The second half saw the Crusaders chasing the game for the most part, as Iowa out-shot Valpo, 17-3. The Hawkeyes added their third goal in the 63rd minute, as Dana Dalrymple converted an effort inside the six-yard box off a feed from Jade Grimm. Desario snatched the consolation goal in the 75th minute, gaining possession following an Iowa turnover and beating goalkeeper Hannah Clark.

"The second half, we weren't able to keep the same possession," said Marovich. "We gave too many balls away and started to chase the game. But we did a good job continuing to fight and we eventually were able to pull one back."

For the game, the Crusaders tallied 11 shots, four of which were on goal, while Iowa had 25 efforts, 11 on frame. Junior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) matched her career high with eight saves, while Iowa starter Meg Goodson stopped two shots and Clark, who entered at halftime, made one save.

"I thought both goalkeepers really matched each other today," said Marovich. "Kristen made a pair of really nice saves for us, and then their goalkeeper made two good saves as well. I think the first half really shows us how we've grown over the last three weeks. We found out a lot about our players and saw some players who are really starting to find their rhythm on the field."

Valparaiso (2-2-1) returns home for a pair of matches next weekend, kicking off with a Friday night showdown against Western Michigan at Brown Field. The game will be video streamed live through the Horizon League Network and available locally on the radio on WVUR (95.1 FM). Links for the live video and audio, as well as live stats, will be available through www.valpoathletics.com.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
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
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
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
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
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 Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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