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Crusaders Draw With Green Bay
Todd Vervynckt had seven shot attempts on Saturday night. (Avery Webster Davis)
Todd Vervynckt had seven shot attempts on Saturday night. (Avery Webster Davis)
Green Bay (2-7-3, 0-2-2)
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Valparaiso (1-6-3, 0-1-2)
10/6/2012 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 333
1st2nd1OT 2OT Final
Green Bay01001
Valparaiso01001
Scoring
GB58:57DOVER, Jordan (FLORES, Alonso )
VALPO78:56BULLARD, Jaymie (ZEBA, Stipo )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
GBWEHKING, Ryan110:0019
VALPOZOBECK, Kyle110:0015
Stats at a GlanceGBVALPO
Shots (on Goal)8 (6)24 (10)
Saves95
Offsides12
Corner Kicks13
Fouls2418
Yellow Cards31
Red Cards10

Saturday, October 06, 2012

A goal by senior Jaymie Bullard (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) in the 79th minute equalized Valparaiso's match Saturday night at Brown Field against Green Bay, and the Crusaders and Phoenix ended the night with a 1-1 draw.

Fellow senior Stipo Zeba (Brookfield, Ill./Morton West) fed Bullard in the middle of the field, about 25 yards out from goal. Bullard struck a shot along the ground which found the back of the net, inside the left post, to tie the game at one. The goal was Bullard's first of the year, while Zeba's helper also was his first of the season.

The Crusaders dominated the first half of play, out-shooting the Phoenix 9-1, but the first three quarters of an hour ended scoreless. Green Bay claimed the lead in the 59th minute, as Jordan Dover tapped in at the left post following a cross along the ground from Alonso Flores.

Knotted at one, the game entered extra time. Valpo had the best chances in the opening overtime period, as junior Jesse Ortiz (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora [Benedictine]) had a shot saved by Green Bay goalkeeper Ryan Wehking, while sophomore Eric Nieto (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Louisville Collegiate [Ky.]) had an effort blocked over the end line with just seconds remaining.

The second overtime session saw both sides have multiple quality scoring changes. The Phoenix had the better of the early part of the period, as Alonso Flores had a pair of chances from close range in the opening 90 seconds, both of which were turned away by fifth-year senior goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West).

Valpo then pushed forward, with three shots on goal over a span of 3:30, all of which were saved by Wehking. Green Bay had a shot off the mark with 15 seconds left, and the Crusaders had one final surge, resulting in a foul called just outside the box with one second remaining and the clock stopped. Junior Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) lined up over the kick, but his attempt rang off the crossbar as time expired.

Zobeck stopped five shots in the draw, while Wehking made nine saves for Green Bay (2-7-3, 0-2-2 Horizon). Valpo ended the night with a 24-8 shot advantage over the Phoenix and also attempted three of the game's four corner kicks.

Valparaiso (1-6-3, 0-1-2 Horizon) steps out of league play on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders travel up to Chicago to take on DePaul. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m., and live stats can be accessed through www.valpoathletics.com.

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
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 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