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Crusader Women Earn 1-0 Victory Over Saint Mary’s
Jordyn Ryfiak picked up the first match-winner of her career Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)
Jordyn Ryfiak picked up the first match-winner of her career Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (6-3-1)
at
Saint Mary's (CA) (5-5-1)
9/23/2012 | Moraga, Calif. | Attendance: 225
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso101
Saint Mary's (CA)000
Scoring
VALPO7:54RYFIAK, Jordyn (FASSBINDER, Jenny )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0003
SMCJONES, Khayla90:0012
Stats at a GlanceVALPOSMC
Shots (on Goal)11 (3)13 (3)
Saves32
Offsides31
Corner Kicks63
Fouls1014
Yellow Cards10

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Valparaiso women’s soccer team got an early goal on Sunday, as a pair of freshmen teamed up to find the back of the net in the eighth minute, and the Crusaders made that tally stand up, defeating Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 1-0 Sunday afternoon in Moraga, Calif.

"Overall, it was a good win for us today," said Crusader head coach John Marovich.  "Obviously, when you play Friday/Sunday, it's always difficult to come up with a very good performance on Sunday, especially on the road, and we were able to do that today."

Valpo put the pressure on the Gaels early in the match, earning a corner kick in the sixth minute which resulted in a header over the bar.  The Crusaders’ next opportunity was all the offense it would need, as in the eighth minute, freshman Jordyn Ryfiak (Rockford, Mich./Rockford) finished a rebound from close range, with fellow rookie Jenny Fassbinder (Hudson, Wis./Hudson) picking up an assist on the goal.  For Fassbinder, it marked her first career point in the Crusader kit.

"We were able to get the early goal today, which we talked about needing that," said Marovich.  "We had a good run of play early on, but then Saint Mary's changed its system a bit, forcing us to deal with something new.  Then they came out a bit differently in the second half as well, forcing us to make more adjustments.  That's the purpose of these games, to put ourselves in situations where we see different things, and I feel that was an important thing that came out today - that we were able to handle all the different looks we saw."

Junior Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) had to make just three saves in earning her sixth clean sheet of the season, lowering her season GAA to 0.59.  Manski and the Crusader defense have surrendered just one goal in the last five games.  Khalya Johnes made two saves in goal for the Gaels.  Saint Mary’s held a narrow 13-11 edge in shot attempts, but the Crusaders earned six corner kicks to the Gaels’ three.

"I thought Kelsey Draper did an outstanding job in the midfield all weekend," said Marovich.  "Kristen had two nice saves today, handling a couple hard shots well.  We're looking forward to getting the team home and getting ready for league play to start next week."

Valparaiso (6-3-1) returns to the Midwest to kick off Horizon League play next time out, traveling to Cleveland State next Friday, Sept. 28.  Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. CDT, with live stats available through www.valpoathletics.com.

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