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Valpo Closes Regular Season with Scoreless Draw at Youngstown
Kristen Manski made seven saves on her way to her 12th career shutout. (Ray Acevedo)
Kristen Manski made seven saves on her way to her 12th career shutout. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (8-6-4, 4-2-2 Horizon)
at
Youngstown State (3-10-4,0-5-3 Horizon)
10/28/2011 | Youngstown, Ohio | Attendance: 151
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Scoring
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen110:0007
YSUKLINE, Nicole110:0004
Stats at a GlanceVALPOYSU
Shots (on Goal)10 (4)20 (7)
Saves74
Offsides01
Corner Kicks54
Fouls913
Yellow Cards11

Friday, October 28, 2011

Valparaiso wrapped up the regular season on Friday afternoon battling Youngstown State for 110 minutes, but neither team could find the back of the net and the two sides settled for a 0-0 double-overtime draw at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio.

“We didn’t create the chances today like we have most of the season,” head coach John Marovich said after the match.  “We struggled to keep the ball.  I think the result was fair because of that.”

The Crusaders had their best chances in the opening half, outshooting the Penguins 7-5 before intermission.   Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) had Valpo’s best opportunity, just before the break, but Nicole Kline made the save moving to her left.

Youngstown State (3-10-4, 0-5-3 Horizon) seemed to have the run of play throughout most of the second 45 minutes, outshooting Valpo 11-2 in the stanza, and finished the match with a 20-10 shot advantage.

Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made seven saves for the Crusaders to earn her seventh shutout of the season for the Brown and Gold.  Kline finished the match with four stops for the Penguins, all in the first half.

Valparaiso (8-6-4, 4-2-2) is assured of finishing the season over .500 for the seventh time in the last eight years and will host a quarterfinal match in the Horizon League Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at Eastgate Field.

“It’s time for us to get refocused and get ready for Tuesday,” Marovich concluded.

The Crusaders will be either the tournament’s third or fourth seed and will host an opponent yet to be determined. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.  Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and children, and Horizon League students are free with valid ID.

Match Notes: Valpo will finish third in the Horizon League standings for the season, matching the 2009 squad for the team’s highest finish since joining the conference in 2007 … the shutout was Valpo’s ninth of the season, second most all-time, trailing just the 2008 team’s 10 clean sheets … Manski’s seventh shutout of the year puts her in third place alone on the individual single season charts … Manski now has 12 career shutouts … Tracy Roos (Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek H.S.) started her 76th straight match of her career, tied for sixth all-time with Jackie Thomas (2005-2008) … Roos ranks eighth all-time on the matches played list with the 76 appearances … Valpo has now tied seven straight overtime contests … this was Valpo’s second scoreless draw of the year … the Crusaders lead the all-time series with Youngstown State 8-0-3 all-time against the Penguins … the two sides have played to back-to-back draws.

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 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 Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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