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Valpo and Air Force Battle to Scoreless Draw
Kristen Manski registered her fourth shutout of the season on Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)
Kristen Manski registered her fourth shutout of the season on Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)
Air Force (4-5-2)
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Valparaiso (5-4-2)
9/25/2011 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 230
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Scoring
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Stats at a GlanceAFVALPO
Shots (on Goal)11 (6)14 (6)
Saves66
Offsides04
Corner Kicks59
Fouls179
Yellow Cards01

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Valparaiso and Air Force concluded the Crusader Classic on Sunday afternoon playing to a 0-0 double-overtime draw at Eastgate Field.

“This was a great test for us,” head coach John Marovich said after the match.  “The different things and styles of play we saw this weekend are things we will see in the next few weeks as we turn our attention to Horizon League play.  We are in the middle of a tough stretch with three games in a six-day span.”

The Crusaders controlled the play throughout the first half, holding a 9-2 shot advantage and winning eight corner kick opportunities in the opening 45 minutes.  Valpo could not get a ball past Falcon netminder Kelly Stambaugh though, as she made three of her six saves in the half.

“The first half we had a great run of play but we just couldn’t tuck the ball away,” Marovich added.

Air Force (4-5-2) came with the pressure in the second half, outshooting the Brown and gold 7-2, but Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made four saves to help force overtime.

“Our back four did a nice job of stepping up,” Marovich said.

Both Stambaugh and Manski were forced to make one stop in extra time as they both earned the shutout on the afternoon.  They both finished with six saves on the day.  For Manski, the clean sheet was her fourth of the season, tying her with Rose Holtkamp (2001) for eighth on the school’s single season charts.

Valpo finished the match with a 14-11 shot advantage and a 9-5 corner advantage.

Manski, along with Tracy Roos (Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek H.S.) and Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) were named to the All-Tournament Team while Air Force was represented by Bridgett Murphy, Stephanie Patterson, and Cassie Wilson.

Valparaiso (5-4-2) will take to the road for its next two matches beginning on Wednesday night.  The Crusaders will return to Horizon League play with a trip to Loyola (Chicago) in the Windy City.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Match Notes: Valpo leads the all-time series 1-0-1 … 20 players saw action for the Brown and Gold … Manski now has nine career shutouts … Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) had her consecutive match scoring streak snapped at five … Hoaglin led Valpo with three shot attempts … Manski has recorded shutouts in four of her last five matches … Manski moved into ninth all-time with 90 career saves, passing Danielle Guerra (2002-2005) who had 86 … Valpo finishes non-conference action with a 4-4-2 record … in the first match of the day, Campbell defeated IUPUI 2-1 … the All-Tournament Team also consisted of Campbell’s Kirsty Meyer, Ashley Clark, and Annabelle Gibney along with IUPUI’s Megan Hock, Sarah Wong, and Alicia Brock.

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