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Buffalo Races Past Valpo Sunday at Eastgate

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Buffalo Bulls scored the first four goals of the match and got a hat trick from Andrae Clarke en route to a 5-1 win over the Crusaders Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field in Valparaiso, Ind.

Clarke scored in the 23rd and 29th minutes for the visitors, who led 3-0 at halftime. The senior finished the hat trick with the match's final tally, a penalty kick in the 77th minute.

For Valpo, it was their worst loss of the season, and marked the end of a three-match winning streak at home. The Brown and Gold lost for only the second time all season, surrendering a season-high number of goals.

Senior Mark Wolka (Rochester Hills, Mich./Lutheran North) came off the bench to record the only Crusader goal in the 73rd minute. Wolka put home a great flick into the box from Clifton Brown (Chillicohte, Ohio/Unioto) who received long pass from Andrew Stewart (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson). The goal was the second of the year for Wolka who did not tally a single goal in his first three seasons at Valpo.

Buffalo (2-2-1) out-shot the Crusaders 18-11, including a 13-7 edge on goal. Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) made seven saves but suffered the loss. Daniel Bell made five stops for the Bulls and earned his second win of the year.

Valpo (4-2-0) will have five days to regroup before opening Mid-Continent Conference play Friday afternoon against Oral Roberts at 4:30 p.m. That match will be carried live on 95.1 FM, WVUR, and online at

box score
season stats
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler