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Women's Soccer Drops League Opener
Hailey Chmela opened the scoring on Saturday.
Hailey Chmela opened the scoring on Saturday.
Valparaiso (6-4-1, 0-1-0 HL)
at
Milwaukee (3-7-1, 1-0-0 HL)
9/28/2013 | Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 387
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso112
Milwaukee213
Scoring
VALPO26:14CHMELA, Hailey
UWM27:52HOLBERT, Kelsey (DORRE, Krissy )
UWM43:27DORRE, Krissy (O'DONNELL, Callie )
UWM67:07DORRE, Krissy (STEPHANS, Maria )
VALPO79:05GODFREY, Allegra (FASSBINDER, Jenny )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0034
UWMLINCICUM, Paige90:0027
Stats at a GlanceVALPOUWM
Shots (on Goal)13 (9)13 (7)
Saves47
Offsides21
Corner Kicks61
Fouls79

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Valparaiso women's soccer team struck first Saturday night in its Horizon League opener at Milwaukee, but three straight goals from the Panthers were too much to overcome, as the Crusaders fell by a 3-2 final.

After an opening push which saw the Crusaders tally four shots and a pair of corners in the opening 12 minutes, Valpo would break the seal on the scoreboard in the 27th minute. Senior Hailey Chmela (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Lake Zurich) picked up her second goal of the season, registering an unassisted goal as she floated a shot from the outside over UWM goalkeeper Paige Lincicum to give Valpo a 1-0 lead.

"We came out tonight and had a very strong opening 15 minutes," said Crusader head coach John Marovich. "We had ourselves two very good looks, and pushed them a bit wide - those really could have changed the complexion of the match. We were able to hang in through that, though, and got a goal from Hailey to put ourselves on top."

But the Panthers would answer less than two minutes later, as Kelsey Dorbert took a pass from Krissy Dorre and sent a shot through traffic which took a deflection and found its way past Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) to square up the match at 1-all. Dorre then put Milwaukee on top just 93 seconds before the break, one-timing a long feed from Callie O'Donnell at the far post to make it 2-1 Panthers.

"Right after we scored, we gave up a bit of an unfortunate goal on a shot from outside the box that took a deflection on Kristen," said Marovich. "Once that happened, I don't feel like we necessarily adjusted as well as we could have. There was about a 30-minute segment where we weren't as clean and crisp with our play - weren't as good with our one-on-one defending - and we let it get away."

Dorre picked up her second goal of the match on an assist by Maria Stephans in the 68th minute as Milwaukee took a two-goal lead. The Crusaders pulled one back in the 80th minute, as a corner kick led to a shot from sophomore Jenny Fassbinder (Hudson, Wis./Hudson). Her shot was stopped by Lincicum, but the rebound fell to freshman Allegra Godfrey (Oshkosh, Wis./Oshkosh) right in front of goal, and the rookie finished for her second goal in the last three games. But Valpo was unable to find the tying goal in the closing stages of the match.

"I thought we did a great job in the second half of settling down and getting the game back," said Marovich. "We have a lot of positives we can pull from this performance - lots of little details that we can learn from. It was a high-quality match, and I'm proud of our group for battling through the whole 90 minutes and pulling back a goal late to give themselves a chance."

Valpo and Milwaukee (3-7-1, 1-0-0 Horizon) both attempted 13 shots on the evening, with nine of the Crusaders' efforts going on frame to seven from the Panthers. Manski stopped four shots for Valpo, while Lincicum made seven saves for Milwaukee. The Crusaders also earned six of the match's seven corner kicks.

Valparaiso (6-4-1, 0-1-0 Horizon) looks to move up the league table next Saturday night at Brown Field, as the Crusaders host Cleveland State. Live stats for the game will be available through ValpoAthletics.com.

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Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
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Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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