September 15, 20131st2ndFinal
Valparaiso011
Evansville112
Scoring
UE35:36Springer, Abby (Tiernan, Lauren )
UE49:20Boswell, Bronwyn (Richardson, Emily )
VALPO84:37FASSBINDER, Jenny
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0027
UEBusby, Simone90:0012
Stats at a GlanceVALPOUE
Shots (on Goal)9 (3) 21 (9)
Saves72
Offsides12
Corner Kicks78
Fouls58
Crusader Women Fall at Evansville
Jenny Fassbinder scored the Crusaders' lone goal Sunday.
Crusader Women Fall at Evansville
Sunday, September 15, 2013

For the first time in over a calendar year, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team surrendered more than one goal, and despite pulling one back late in the game, the Crusaders fell by a 2-1 final at Evansville Sunday afternoon.

Valpo fell victim to a mis-clearance late in the first half, as in the 36th minute, Abby Springer was able to finish a cross from close range in the middle of the box to make it 1-0 Purple Aces.  The hosts doubled their lead a short time into the second half off a corner kick, as a volley by Bronwyn Boswell gave Evansville a 2-0 advantage.

The Crusaders were able to pull within one goal late in the second half on an individual effort by sophomore Jenny Fassbinder (Hudson, Wis./Hudson).  In the 85th minute, Fassbinder dribbled from the left side of the area into the middle of the field and struck a shot into the upper left corner of the net, eluding Evansville goalkeeper Simone Busby to pull Valpo back within 2-1.  The Crusaders would get one last shot in the final few minutes, but the effort was wide, as the hosts earned the win.

Evansville (5-2-1) out-shot the Crusaders on the afternoon by a 21-9 count and put nine shots on goal to Valpo’s three.  Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) made seven saves to keep the Purple Aces at just two goals, while Busby made two saves to earn the win for Evansville.

Valparaiso (4-3-1) returns home for its final pair of non-league contests next weekend.  The Crusaders start the weekend by hosting Western Illinois at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, with live stats available through ValpoAthletics.com.