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D.J. Catrow Scores Twice but Valpo Falls in California

Monday, September 04, 2006

For the second straight match D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central) scored two goals, but Monday night it was not enough as Valpo lost for the first time all season, falling 3-2 at Sacramento State in the final match of the Copa de Causeway Tournament.

Catrow, who scored twice in Valpo's tournament opener Saturday at UC-Davis, tallied in the 51st and 64th minutes Monday afternoon, tying him with Paul Leitlet (Munster, Ind./Munster) for the team lead in goals. Each player has scored twice in two matches, and the duo has combined for eight of the Crusaders' 12 goals through the first four contests of the year.

With the two goals, Catrow now has 12 in his career and has reached 35 points in a Valpo uniform since transferring from Ohio State before his sophomore season. With three more points, the senior will crack Valpo's all-time top 10 list, matching Paul Arndt who played four seasons in the mid-1980's.

Monday, Catrow tied the match at one in the 51st minute, taking a Jon Brighton (Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County) cross and one-timing a shot past the keeper. After a pair of Hornet goals made it 3-1, Catrow again scored, driving home a J.J. Eschenburg (Edgewood, N.M./Moriarty) pass to pull Valpo within one.

The Crusaders out-shot Sacramento State 17-12 in the match, including an 11-7 edge on goal, but Hornet keeper Nick Garigiulo made eight saves to earn the victory. Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Bolyan Catholic) made four saves for the Crusaders but suffered the first defeat of his young career.

Jack Jones scored two of the hosts' three goals, including the match winner in the 63rd minute. Sacramento State (1-3) earned their first win of the season in their home opener, and the decision meant all three teams at the Copa de Causeway Tournament went 1-1.

Valpo (3-1) will return to the friendly surroundings at Eastgate Field for their next four matches, including Friday at 4:30 p.m. against Western Michigan. That match will be carried live on 95.1 FM, WVUR, and online at

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W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.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
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
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
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
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.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
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
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler