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Valpo Downs BGSU 4-0 for Third Straight Shutout
The Crusaders celebrate one of four goals on the afternoon. (John Enright)
The Crusaders celebrate one of four goals on the afternoon. (John Enright)
Valparaiso (5-3-1)
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Bowling Green (3-6)
9/18/2011 | Bowling Green, Ohio | Attendance: 276
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso314
Bowling Green000
Scoring
VALPO8:47HOAGLIN, Rachel (ROOS, Tracy )
VALPO36:18DESARIO, Luisa (LYTLE, Janine )
VALPO43:34DRAPER, Kelsey (ROMBERG, Laura , WLADECKI, Trisha)
VALPO83:33GRATZIANNA, Katie (CLEVER, Becky )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0002
BGSUISON, Becca90:0042
BGSUTEAM0:0001
Stats at a GlanceVALPOBGSU
Shots (on Goal)11 (7)8 (2)
Saves23
Offsides20
Corner Kicks81
Fouls98
Rachel Hoaglin tallied her fifth goal of the year to start the scoring. (John Enright)
Rachel Hoaglin tallied her fifth goal of the year to start the scoring. (John Enright)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Nine different players registered points on Sunday afternoon and Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made two saves for her third straight shutout in goal as Valparaiso defeated Bowling Green 4-0 at Cochrane Field in Bowling Green, Ohio.

With the victory, Valpo (5-3-1) moves a season-high two games over the .500 mark and has won three straight contests.

The Crusaders found the back of the net quickly as Tracy Roos (Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek H.S.) sent a cross into the box which Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) converted and beat Becca Ison for her team-leading fifth goal of the season just 8:47 into the contest.  Hoaglin has now scored in each of Valpo’s last four matches.

“It’s a big deal that we scored early in the match,” head coach John Marovich said.  “We did a good job of keeping possession and had a lot of good connecting passes today.”

Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) added her second goal of the season at the 36:18 mark, heading home a long cross that Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) drove 40 yards toward the goal.

Valpo made it 3-0 before intermission.  Trisha Wladecki (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake H.S.) took a corner kick that Laura Romberg (Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills H.S.) got a head on.  Kelsey Draper (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg H.S.), playing less than 10 miles from her hometown, collected the ball and drove it from the top of the 18 into the right side of the goal for her first collegiate goal.

The Crusaders outshot the Falcons 6-2 in the opening stanza and kept Bowling Green (3-6) from registering a shot on goal.

“To start the second half we figured Bowling Green would come out with pressure,” Marovich added.  “We did a pretty good job dealing with that.”

Katie Gratzianna (Elmhurst, Ill./York H.S.) added her first collegiate tally with just 6:27 to play heading home a ball over Ison that Becky Clever (Cincinnati, Ohio/Maderia H.S.) had chipped towards the back post.

“It was great to see everyone contribute today,” Marovich concluded.  “Everyone that saw the field did something positive.”

Valpo finished the match outshooting Bowling Green 11-8.  Ison made three saves for the Falcons in goal.  The Crusaders also had eight corner kick opportunities, including six in the opening 45 minutes of action.

Valparaiso (5-3-1), unbeaten in its last four matches, will host the Crusader Classic next weekend.  Friday’s action begins at 5 p.m. at Brown Field as IUPUI faces Air Force before the Crusaders battle Campbell at 7:30 p.m.

Match Notes: This was Valpo’s first ever win against Bowling Green in four tries … Hoaglin’s match-winner was her third of the season, tied for sixth on the all-time single season charts … Hoaglin’s five match-winners all-time tie her for eighth with Lisa Springs (1998-2001) on the career list … Hoaglin also tied Jackie Kondratko (2006-2009) for seventh all-time on the career goals list with 13 and pulled her even with Lori Johnson (2005-2008) for ninth on the career points list with 32 … Desario’s goal was the 11th of her career, tying her for 10th on the all-time list … Manski’s shutout was the eighth of her career, placing her third all alone on the career charts … Clever made her first appearance of the season and the senior collected her first career assist … Roos’ assist was her first point of the year.

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 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
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