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Crusaders Pick Up HL Win Over Detroit
Jordyn Ryfiak had the late winner for the Crusaders Saturday. (Kevin Fedde)
Jordyn Ryfiak had the late winner for the Crusaders Saturday. (Kevin Fedde)
Detroit (5-6-1, 2-2-0)
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Valparaiso (8-4-1, 2-0-0)
10/6/2012 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 150
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Detroit000
Valparaiso011
Scoring
VALPO86:38RYFIAK, Jordyn (DESARIO, Luisa )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
UDMABOLINS, Nora90:0018
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0006
Stats at a GlanceUDMVALPO
Shots (on Goal)9 (6)18 (9)
Saves86
Offsides00
Corner Kicks74
Fouls77
Yellow Cards10

Saturday, October 06, 2012

The Valparaiso women’s soccer team picked up a crucial three points in Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon, downing Detroit 1-0 at Eastgate Field on a goal in the 87th minute from freshman Jordyn Ryfiak (Rockford, Mich./Rockford).

With the clock winding towards time, the game looked destined to head into an extra session until the Crusader rookie finished her second match-winner of the season.  Senior Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) sent a cross into the box from the right touch line, and Ryfiak finished from the left side of the box, 10 yards out, to give Valpo the late winner.

“It was a great team move to get the goal,” said Crusader head coach John Marovich.  “Sarrah Ludwig did a nice job poking the ball away and played a wonderfully-driven ball to Abby Kenyon, who did a great job taking it down and holding on to it, waiting to get teammates.  While she did that, it allowed Luisa to get up into the attack and Jordyn to get to the back post, where she was right where we needed her to be to finish.”

Valpo controlled the majority of the game, finishing the night with a shot advantage of 18-9.  Both sides forced the opposing goalies to work in net, as Detroit (5-6-1, 2-2-0 Horizon) goalkeeper Nora Abolins made eight saves.  Crusader netminder Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) stopped six shots to preserve the clean sheet for Valpo’s seventh shutout of the season.  Manski now owns 19 career shutouts, just one off the Crusader career record.

“I thought we did some good things early in the first half,  coming out and trying to keep the ball,” said Marovich.  “We had a really nice move where we played in Jenny Fassbinder early in the game, which led to a high-quality chance.  Detroit has a pair of really good forwards who pose a defense a lot of problems, and we started to struggle with it a bit as the first half went on.  But we were able to make some changes and sort things out at halftime.”

“We really did a good job limiting touches to Detroit’s forwards in the second half, which made a big difference,” continued Marovich.  “We did a very nice job with our defensive shape to gain a lot of cover so players could press more.  Rita Craven did an  outstanding job playing off of Trisha Wladecki in the second half, holding the ball allowing us to start our attack and get wide.  Kristen had a pair of really quality punch saves as well.  Anytime you get a shutout, it takes a great job by all 11, and we did a really quality job in holding Detroit to just two second-half shots.”

Valparaiso (8-4-1, 2-1-0 Horizon) steps out of league play on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders take on Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) at Brown Field starting at 7 p.m.  The match can be seen live on the Horizon League Network and heard live on WVUR, 95.1 FM Valparaiso.  Links for the live video and audio, as well as live stats, will be available through www.valpoathletics.com.

“We really did a good job limiting Detroit’s ability to get forward after the goal – a great way to finish the game,” said Marovich.  “It was a good performance by our group, and I’m proud of everyone.  We need to enjoy it tonight and get back to work tomorrow, because we still have a lot more work to do in a tough Horizon League.”

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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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