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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.

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 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
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