Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Crusaders Fall 1-0 at UIC
Jesse Ortiz had three shots on Saturday.
Jesse Ortiz had three shots on Saturday.
Valparaiso (1-6-2 (0-1-1 HL))
at
UIC (4-4-2 (1-0-1 HL))
9/29/2012 | Chicago, Ill. | Attendance: 480
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Valparaiso000
UIC011
Scoring
UIC66:24LEMUS, Isai (STANISAVLJEVIC, Ivan )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOZOBECK, Kyle90:0011
UICIKIC, Goran90:0004
Stats at a GlanceVALPOUIC
Shots (on Goal)12 (4)9 (2)
Saves14
Offsides10
Corner Kicks28
Fouls1521
Yellow Cards11

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat in Horizon League play Saturday evening, falling at UIC on a 67th minute goal.

“Congratulations to UIC on figuring out a way to get a result tonight,” said Crusader head coach Mike Avery.  “They’re a very good team and are on a good run right now – really starting to round into form.  We put them under a lot of pressure tonight, and they handled that and found a way to score a goal – we wish them luck as they move forward.”

Both sides got six shot attempts off in the first 45 minutes, with Valpo putting two of its tries on frame.  Both of the Crusaders’ shots on goal were saved by UIC goalkeeper Goran Ikic, however, while Valpo goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) stopped the only shot on frame by the Flames in the first half as the game went into the break scoreless.

The Flames broke the seal on the scoreboard midway through the second stanza, as a cross from the left side by Ivan Stanisavljevic was finished at the near post by Isai Lemus for the match-winner.  Valpo pushed forward after the UIC tally, hitting a crossbar in the 75th minute and putting two shots on goal in the final 10 minutes, but could not find the equalizer.

“For us, it’s another frustrating game, in that we created a lot of chances,” said Avery.  “We hit a crossbar and had another ball cleared off the line, and it just feels like we’ve set a record this season for missed chances off the woodwork or cleared off the line.  We just have to be more clinical in our finishing, and hopefully that’s to come, because if it does, this team still has the potential to be really good.  I don’t think our record is anywhere near an indicator of how good our team is.  I still like where our guys are in terms of handling the adversity we’re facing right now – they’re still playing hard, still looking out for one another, and still believe they have a chance to do something special in this season.”

Valpo ended the night with a 12-9 advantage in shots over the Flames, putting four on frame to UIC’s two.  Ikic made four saves for the Flames, while Zobeck ended the night with one stop.  UIC (4-4-2, 1-0-1 Horizon) held a 8-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Valparaiso (1-6-2, 0-1-1 Horizon) returns to Brown Field on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 6 as the Crusaders cap a full day of action on campus with a 7 p.m. kickoff against Green Bay.  The game will be broadcast live on WVUR (95.1 FM), and the live audio, as well as live stats, will be available at www.valpoathletics.com.

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. 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