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Valpo Women Fall at Milwaukee Friday Evening
Hailey Chmela had Valpo's lone shot on goal on Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Hailey Chmela had Valpo's lone shot on goal on Friday. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, October 08, 2010

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee scored three times in the first half and Valparaiso could not recover on Friday evening as the Panthers defeated the Crusaders 5-0 at Engelmann Field in Milwaukee, Wis.

Sarah Hagen scored the first of two goals on the evening at the 20:44 mark on a header off of a cross from Keara Thompson to break the scoreless deadlock and Makenzie Gillaspie added another header goal less than seven minutes later.

The Panthers took a 3-0 lead into the locker room following a goal from Thompson just before halftime as Milwaukee outshot Valpo 11-4 in the opening 45 minutes.

Hagen added another goal in the 61st minute and Megahan Elvington capped the scoring at the 82:31 mark.

Milwaukee outshot Valpo 21-5 on the evening, including an 11-1 edge on goal.  Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) and Stefanie Matsas (Elmhurst, Ill./York H.S.) each made three saves between the posts for the Crusaders, with each playing one half on the evening.

Leslie Deebach made the only save for Milwaukee (7-4-2, 3-0 Horizon).

Valparaiso (5-6-3, 1-3) will remain in Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon to battle Green Bay.  Kickoff is slated for noon.

Match Notes: Matsas’ appearance marked her collegiate debut … Sarah Melhorn (White Bear Lake, Minn./White Bear Lake H.S.) saw her string of consecutive starts end at 51 as she missed the match … Milwaukee leads the all-time series 12-0 … Hailey Chmela (Hawthron Woods, Ill./Lake Zurich H.S.) had Valpo’s lone shot on goal.

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