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Offensive Explosion Improves Crusader Women to 2-1
Lynnea Pappas had a goal and an assist in Valpo's win over IPFW.
Lynnea Pappas had a goal and an assist in Valpo's win over IPFW.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Box Score 

                A four-goal outburst, Valparaiso’s largest since last October, helped the Crusaders to improve to 2-1 on the season with a 4-0 shutout victory over IPFW on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.

               The Crusaders dominated possession in the opening half, outshooting the Mastodons 11-0 in the first 45 minutes.  Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) put the Brown and Gold on the scoreboard midway through the first stanza, heading home a corner off of the foot of Lynnea Pappas (Parma, Ohio/Holy Name H.S.).  For Thomas, it would be her second match-winner on the season already.

                 Sarah Jewell (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill H.S.) made it 2-0 Crusaders when she followed her own shot, connecting on a rebound and beating IPFW netminder Malinda Holmer for her 11th career goal, moving her into a tie for seventh place on Valpo’s all-time scoring list.

                Pappas struck quickly herself to open the second half, bending in a corner kick into the goal for her first collegiate tally at the 47:19 mark, giving the freshman a three-point day.

                “I was pleased that we came out in the second half and scored the third goal early,” Crusader head coach Stephen Anthony said.  “With a 2-0 lead, scoring the third goal is very important and I stressed with the team today to finish strong.”

                Finish strong they did, as Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) added the fourth goal, cleaning up a rebound in the goal box after Brittany Derksen’s (Chugiak, Alaska/Chugiak H.S.) shot hit the post.

                Valpo finished the contest outshooting IPFW (0-3) 19-4 for the match and holding a 13-0 edge on corner kick opportunities.

                “I thought we did a nice job of changing the point of attack and attacking the end line as was evident with the 13 corners we earned,” Anthony added.

                Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) needed to make just two saves for the Crusaders earning her first college shutout.  Holmer finished with four saves for the Mastodons.

                “We emphasized all week about responding to a disappointing outing last Sunday against Illinois State and I felt we did a good job today both with organizing ourselves defensively and in our attack,” Anthony said.  “We had several other close opportunities in the second half in addition to the goals we scored so I was pleased with the effort and the result.”

                Valpo will look to improve to 3-1 on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders take to the road for the first time in 2007, heading to Indianapolis, Ind. to battle former Mid-Continent Conference foe IUPUI.  Kickoff against the Jaguars is set for 12 p.m. CDT.

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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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
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
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
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