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Valpo Drops League Game at Dayton
Greg Wood punted a career-high 11 times Saturday. (Avery Webster Davis)
Greg Wood punted a career-high 11 times Saturday. (Avery Webster Davis)
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10/20/2012 | Dayton, OH | Attendance: 5077
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Scoring
1st Quarter
UDTD06:58WASHINGTON 3 Yd Run (SANKOVIC kick)
UDFG03:38SANKOVIC 25 Yd
2nd Quarter
UDTD14:44KACSOR 11 Yd Run (SANKOVIC kick)
UDTD09:56JACOB 2 Yd Run (SANKOVIC kick)
UDTD07:40WASHINGTON 46 Yd Run (SANKOVIC kick)
3rd Quarter
UDTD01:55JACOB 83 Yd Run (SANKOVIC kick)
4th Quarter
UDTD14:46KACSOR 77 Yd Run (SANKOVIC kick)
Stats at a GlanceVALPOUD
1st Downs1027
3rd Down Conversions4-185-11
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Passing (Comp-Att)88 (17-39)158 (15-23)
Rushing (Att)76 (25)473 (47)
Total Yards164631
Penalties9-824-50
Turnovers11
Fumbles Lost00
Interceptions11
Possession26:0333:57

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Playing on the road for the first time in nearly a month, Valparaiso gave up 631 yards of offense to Dayton Saturday afternoon in a 45-0 loss to the Flyers at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.

Dayton ran for 473 yards on the afternoon, led by 155 yards on 10 carries from Dan Jacob and 124 yards on nine rushes from Connor Kacsor. Meanwhile, the Crusaders mustered just 164 yards of offense, led by 60 rushing yards from redshirt freshman Jake Hutson (Blanchard, Mich./Montabella).

Following a Crusader punt on the opening possession, Dayton moved down the field, using 12 plays to cover 80 yards, capped by a three-yard touchdown run by Rob Washington to take a 7-0 lead just over eight minutes into the game. The Crusaders then threw an interception on their next possession, turning the ball over to the Flyers in the red zone. But Valpo kept Dayton from finding the end zone, as the Flyers' Pat Sankovic kicked a 25-yard field goal to make it 10-0.

Unable to get any momentum going offensively, the Crusaders punted on each of their next three times with the ball, all three of which Dayton turned into points. Kacsor ran in from 11 yards out two plays into the second quarter, Jacob pushed in on a rush from two yards out, and Washington picked up his second TD of the game from 46 yards to make it 31-0 with 7:40 to go in the half. The Valpo defense held Dayton to a three-and-out on its next possession, and with the Flyers in the red zone with time winding down on the second quarter, sophomore Devan Gadson (Orlando, Fla./Freedom) intercepted a pass in the end zone to keep Dayton from adding to its lead before the half.

Valpo forced a turnover on downs and a punt on Dayton's first two offensive possessions of the second half, and following the latter, the Crusader offense put together its best drive of the game to date. Behind first-down passes from sophomore Ben Lehman (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward) to redshirt sophomore Fred Gladney (Milwaukee, Wis./Dominican) and sophomore Cole Anderson (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian) and a first-down rush from senior Ryan Lehr (Cincinnati, Ohio/Glen Este), Valpo moved into Flyer territory for the first time. But the drive stalled on the 43, and following a punt to the 17, Jacob broke off an 83-yard touchdown run on the very next play.

After a Crusader three-and-out, Dayton (4-4, 3-2 PFL) scored on the first play of the fourth quarter to cap the scoring, as Kacsor ran it 77 yards for his second score of the day. Valpo moved the ball into Flyer territory two more times over the final 15 minutes, but could not push inside the Dayton 38-yard line.

Anderson led the Crusaders on Saturday with four catches for 27 yards, as nine different receivers caught passes for Valpo. Lehman was 13-for-26 through the air, but for just 62 yards. Senior Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) punted a career-high 11 times, averaging 38 yards per kick and dropped three inside the 20-yard line. Defensively, junior Alex Grask (Naperville, Ill./Central) paced the Crusaders with a career-best 14 tackles, including 10 solo stops, while sophomore Ryan Mundy (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) had two tackles for loss, including a sack.

Valparaiso (0-7, 0-4) looks to earn a win on Parent's Day at Brown Field next Saturday, October 27 as the Crusaders host Marist. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. All the action can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network (WAKE, 1500 AM, Valparaiso) and online at www.valpoathletics.com, which will also have a link for live stats.

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 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 Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 Horizon League Tournament
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