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Valpo Improves to 3-1 with Overtime Victory Against IUPUI
Kendall Brown scored the match-winner for Valpo in overtime.
Kendall Brown scored the match-winner for Valpo in overtime.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Box Score

                Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) found the back of the net 2:50 into the second overtime on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso posted a 1-0 victory over IUPUI at Brown Field.

                The match was moved to Valpo’s new ProGrass surface due to heavy rains on Thursday that left standing water on Eastgate Field.

                Brown picked up a clearing attempt and fired from 25 yards out to the far post over IUPUI (1-3) goalkeeper Jamie Farrell to give the Crusaders their third shutout victory of the season.

                For Brown, it was her seventh career match-winner, moving her into a tie with Emily King (2002-2005) for second all-time in Valpo history in that category.  She also moved into sole possession of third place all-time with 19 career goals.

                Both teams played an even first half with the Crusaders holding a slim 6-5 advantage in shot attempts.  Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) made three saves in the first 45 minutes, but her biggest may have come in the second half.  About 17 minutes into the second half, Alicia Brock had a breakaway attempt, but Cabral came diving to the top of the box to make the stop.

                For Cabral, she now has three shutouts on the season and five for her career, tying Rose Holtkamp (1998-2002) for third on the all-time list.

                “I’m proud of how we handled stepping in and filling roles that were needed due to injury,” head coach John Marovich said.  “We got a result on a half-chance which is something we have talked about taking more of.”

                Valpo finished the match with a 14-12 edge in shot attempts and both teams had three corner kick opportunities.  Cabral finished the night with five saves while Farrell made three stops.

                Valparaiso (3-1) will begin a three-match road trip on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Terre Haute, Ind. to battle Indiana State.  Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CDT.

 

Match Notes: This was just the second time Valpo has played a home match other than at Eastgate Field … in 2004 the Crusaders faced Oral Roberts at Viking Field on the Valparaiso High School campus … Cabral’s third shutout of the season ties her for sixth on the single season charts … she now has back-to-back shutouts and her scoreless streak has reached 267:55 … she has lowered her goals against average to 0.24 on the season … Brown now has 46 career points, third all-time in Valpo history … the Crusaders are now 13-13-16 all-time in overtime matches … Valpo is 5-0-3 at home in overtime matches since losing to Green Bay on October 21, 2001 … the Crusaders lead the all-time series with IUPUI 7-3-1 … all four of Valpo’s matches this season have resulted in 1-0 decisions … Erin Suckling (Newmarket, Ont./Newmarket H.S.) made her first Valpo start.

 
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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 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
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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