Valparaiso scored four goals for the first time since 2001, including three in the second half, as the Crusaders defeated Xavier (Ohio) 4-1 on Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio.
D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central H.S.) took a cross in the box from Jeremy Stacy (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central H.S.) and beat goalkeeper Brian Schaeper 11:10 into the contest to put the Crusaders in front. Jon Brighton (Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County H.S.) also drew an assist for the Crusaders.
Mark Korba (Portage, Ind./Portage H.S.) scored on a rebound at the 62:16 mark for an unassisted goal to put Valpo up two. Nick Frasher cut the lead to one at 69:37 on a free kick for the Musketeers, but the Brown and Gold answered with two more insurance goals to put the match away.
John Allendorf (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) scored his first goal at 73:43 after receiving a pass from Korba and scoring one-on-one into the lower right corner of the goal. Brighton then added the final tally with 4:13 scoring one-on-one with the assist going to Stacy.
Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) made nine saves in goal for Valpo to secure the win, while Schaeper made seven stops for the Musketeers.
Xavier (1-4) outshot Valpo 21-19 for the match and held a 4-2 advantage on corner kicks.
Valparaiso (2-2-2), which began a seven-match roadtrip with the victory will head to Springfield, Mo. next Friday evening for a 7 p.m. match with Drury.