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Crusaders Fall to Milwaukee, 1-0
Catherine Terrell had three shots for the Crusaders on Wednesday. (Ray Acevedo)
Catherine Terrell had three shots for the Crusaders on Wednesday. (Ray Acevedo)
Milwaukee (3-7-1, 2-2-0)
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Valparaiso (7-4-1, 1-1-0)
10/3/2012 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 209
1st2ndFinal
Milwaukee101
Valparaiso000
Scoring
UWM3:45STEINHAUSER, Helen (LEWERS, Kelly )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
UWMFORBES, Jamie90:0001
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0011
Stats at a GlanceUWMVALPO
Shots (on Goal)8 (2)8 (1)
Saves11
Offsides01
Corner Kicks45
Fouls114
Yellow Cards10

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A goal in the fourth minute proved to be the difference in Horizon League play on Wednesday afternoon at Eastgate Field, as Valparaiso dropped a 1-0 decision to Milwaukee on the early tally. The defeat was the first at home for the Crusaders this season in six matches.

The sides traded corner kicks in the early going before the game's lone marker crossed the goal line. On a push forward, the Panthers' Kelly Lewers sent in a cross from the left along the ground. Inside the box, Helen Steinhauser was there to finish inside the near post to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead.

The Crusaders dominated the action most of the first half, not allowing a Panther shot for the final half-hour of the period while tallying five shot attempts during that time frame. Valpo's best chance came off a corner kick in the 39th minute, as senior Catherine Terrell (Brighton, Mich./Brighton) had an effort from the top of the box. But a Milwaukee defender got her leg on the shot, which looked destined for the upper-left corner of the goal, and deflected it out harmlessly over the end line.

"I think giving up a goal in the first five minutes certainly changed the complexion of the game," said Crusader head coach John Marovich. "We were not sharp in the opening minutes and gave something away, but I felt like once we got past the first 15 minutes, we put some things together and got some opportunities going into the half."

Valpo continued to control the game early in the second half, picking up three shots within the first ten minutes while having the better of possession. But the Crusaders were unable to find the back of the net, and could not string together anything in the attacking third over the final half-hour as Milwaukee closed out the game.

The sides ended the match even at eight shots apiece, with two of the Panthers' efforts going on goal as compared to one for Valpo. Junior Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) made one save for the Crusaders, while her counterpart, Jamie Forbes, stopped two shots to earn the clean sheet.

"I felt like we had things sorted out coming out of halftime, but unfortunately we weren't able to connect in the attacking third," said Marovich. "Give Milwaukee credit, they were able to kill the game. This is the way the Horizon League is going to be every night, because everyone has the ability to score and then defend a lead. It's getting on the board first, and tonight Milwaukee did that. We have to come out refocused on Saturday for another league game against Detroit."

Valparaiso (7-4-1, 1-1-0 Horizon) has a quick turnaround for its next home game at Eastgate Field as the Crusaders host Detroit in league play on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Live stats for the match will be available through www.valpoathletics.com.

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