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Crusader Men Draw at Loyola Chicago
Valparaiso (3-3-5 (0-1-2 HL))
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Loyola Chicago (3-6-1 (0-1-0 MVC))
10/8/2013 | Chicago, Ill. | Attendance: 200
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Scoring
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOCAMPBELL,Nico110:0004
LOYOLADobrowolski, Tim110:0002
Stats at a GlanceVALPOLOYOLA
Shots (on Goal)10 (2)8 (4)
Saves42
Offsides18
Corner Kicks63
Fouls1614

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

For the second time in as many games, the Crusader men played to a 0-0 double overtime draw. This time around, the Crusaders met Loyola Chicago for a Tuesday night match-up between former Horizon League foes. The game would stay level at 0-0 after 90 minutes, forcing the two teams to play two ten minute periods of extra time to decide a winner. Neither the Crusaders nor Ramblers were able to break the tie however, meaning the match would end in a 0-0 draw.

The first half of play was fairly even between the two sides in terms of possession. The difference in the first half was the Crusaders' ability to create quality chances through their possession. In keeping the ball, the Crusader men were able to connect passes through the Rambler defense and create dangerous chances on goal. The best chance of the first half came in the 30th minute. A solid spell of possession from the Crusaders led to Eric Nieto (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Louisville Collegiate [Ky.]) exploiting the Rambler back line with a penetrating pass to find Jesse Ortiz (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora), whose run carried him into the Rambler penalty area. Ortiz was able to collect Nieto’s pass and fire a shot meant for goal. The shot from Ortiz would drift high and wide, however, keeping the match deadlocked at 0-0.

Early in the second half, the Crusaders increased the tempo of play and really put their stamp on the game. The team dominated possession and rarely allowed the Ramblers to connect passes outside of their defensive third. Loyola was forced to play long balls to get in and behind the Crusader back line, but freshman goalkeeper Nico Campbell (Kingston, Jamaica/St. George’s College) was aware enough to read each long pass and win the ball before it ever resulted in serious danger. Again, possession would lead to quality chances for Valpo. The best chance from either team in the second half came in the 79th minute. Jordan Aidoud (Lyon, France/CEFAM) and Yannick Iwunze (Paris, France/Hightower [Tex.] H.S.) were able to play a clever combination to create space behind Loyola's left back. Iwunze was then able to attack the end-line and serve a dangerous ball in the air to the far post. Kevin Klett (Muncie, Ind./Burris) timed his run well to out jump the Rambler center back and connect on a powerful header that looked certain to give the Crusaders the lead late in the match. Klett’s chance would be denied, however, as Rambler goalkeeper Tim Dobrowolski was able to make a diving save to push the ball over the crossbar and keep the match tied.

Both sides entered the overtime periods with heavy legs and fatigue. The Crusaders were able to outshoot the Ramblers 3-1 in the two periods of overtime, but none of the Crusaders’ three chances created much trouble for Dobrowolski. With neither side able to find goal, the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Crusader goalkeeper Nico Campbell made four saves in the match and earned his first career shutout. Nieto, Aidoud, Ortiz, Iwunze, Jack McIver (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian), and Zev Taublieb (Malibu, Calif./Agoura) each took one shot for the Crusaders, while Klett and Nick Suker (Downers Grove, Ill./South) each took two shots apiece. 

Valparaiso (3-3-5, 0-1-2 Horizon) returns to action this Saturday night at Brown Field. The Crusaders will host Milwaukee in a crucial Horizon League contest. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. CT. The match can be viewed live on the Horizon League Network and live stats will be available through 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 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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