Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Crusaders Defeated by Dayton

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Valparaiso closed out Pioneer Football League play on Saturday afternoon with a 51-7 loss to Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

Dayton jumped on the scoreboard on the second play from scrimmage. Matt Smyth intercepted a pass and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown. Tom Oswald (Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove H.S.) blocked the point after attempt, keeping the score at 6-0.

The Flyers made it 12-0 with 5:00 to play in the opening quarter when Kris Brownlee scored from four yards out. Valpo stopped the two-point attempt and trailed by 12 after the opening quarter.

Matt Shartz made a 37-yard field goal with 12:25 to play in the second quarter to increase the hosts lead.

Valpo answered quickly with a four play drive. Steve Ogden (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Doerffler (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia H.S.) to cut the Crusader deficit to eight with just over 10 minutes to play in the quarter.

Dayton answered with a four-yard run by Carlton McFadgen with 6:12 left before intermission to push the lead to 22-7. Less than three minutes later, Kevin Hoyng found McFadgen for a 28-yard touchdown to push the lead to 21, 28-7, at the half.

The Flyers added another touchdown on the first drive of the third quarter as Hoyng found Matt Champa for a 15-yard touchdown. Swartz made a 28-yard field goal with 2:29 left in the quarter as the lead grew to 38-10, which it would remain moving into the fourth quarter.

Rob Florian scored a six-yard touchdown with 9:13 to play in the game and Josh Menedez added a one-yard run with 2:24 to play to close out the scoring.

The Crusaders were limited to just 154 total yards for the game. Doerffler threw for 173, with Ogden making five catches for 78 yards.

Hoyng finished 11-of-13 for 236 yards while McFadgen had five grabs for 130 yards.

Defensively, Charlie Thompson (Sheboygan, Wis./North H.S.) made ten tackles, including eight solos to lead the Crusaders.

Valparaiso (2-8, 1-6 PFL) will close out the 2006 season at home next Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders will face Aurora on Senior Day with kickoff set for 12:30 p.m. at Brown Field.
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