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Crusaders Drop Exhibition Opener Friday Afternoon
Jenny Fassbinder and the Crusaders kicked off exhibition play Friday.
Jenny Fassbinder and the Crusaders kicked off exhibition play Friday.
Valparaiso ()
at
Northern Illinois ()
8/16/2013 | DeKalb, Ill. | Attendance: 247
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso033
Northern Illinois224
Scoring
NIU4:58Lewis, Mackenzie (Gobbo, Nicole )
NIU17:54Frankenberg, Cori (Gobbo, Nicole )
VALPO72:19CRONIN, April
VALPO83:06WENZEL, Robin
NIU83:21McBride, Allie
NIU83:42Gobbo, Nicole (Frankenberg, Cori )
VALPO83:59CRONIN, April
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0043
VALPOTEAM0:0001
NIUCarr, Amy90:0032
Stats at a GlanceVALPONIU
Shots (on Goal)7 (5)13 (8)
Saves42
Offsides20
Corner Kicks04
Fouls711

Friday, August 16, 2013

A pair of freshmen combined for all three of the goals for the Valparaiso women's soccer team in its 2013 exhibition opener at Northern Illinois, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Huskies, who earned a 4-3 victory Friday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill.

NIU got the scoring started quickly, as Mackenzie Lewis volleyed one home inside of five minutes. Cori Frankenberg tallied in the 18th minute for the Huskies to make it 2-0, with both early goals assisted by Nicole Gobbo. The Crusaders pulled one back in the 73rd minute, as freshman forward April Cronin (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) scored from just inside the edge of the 18-yard box to cut the deficit to one goal.

Fellow rookie Robin Wenzel (Woodstock, Ill./Marian Central Catholic) brought Valpo back to level terms, finding the back of the net early in the 84th minute. The equalizer would set off a wild sequence, however, as the two sides combined for four goals in a 53-second span. Allie McBride scored for Northern Illinois 15 seconds after Wenzel's tally, and Gobbo made it 4-2 just 21 seconds later. Cronin connected for her second goal of the evening just 17 seconds after Gobbo's goal, but the Crusaders would be unable to draw level for a second time in the match, as it would end 4-3.

Valpo gave 21 players time on the pitch Friday evening. Nine freshmen saw their first action in a Crusader kit, with three of them - Cronin, Wenzel and Sydney Rumple (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Central Catholic) - in the starting XI. Senior Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) played all 90 minutes in goal, making three saves for Valpo.

Valparaiso turns around in less than 48 hours for its second of two exhibition matches, making the trip to Chicago to take on Loyola Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

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 Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
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
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
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
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