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Shively Moves Up Crusader Charts as Valpo Blanks IPFW
Steve Shively tallied both of Valpo's goals on Tuesday. (Ray Acevedo)
Steve Shively tallied both of Valpo's goals on Tuesday. (Ray Acevedo)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Senior forward Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) scored both Crusader goals on Tuesday evening as Valparaiso defeated IPFW 2-0 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

With the pair of markers, Shively now has five goals on the season, tied for the team lead and giving him 18 career goals, which is tied for sixth-most in Crusader men’s soccer history.  When his four assists are factored in as well, the senior has a career-high 14 points on the season and now has 41 career points, tied for eighth all-time at Valpo.

“It is great to come out with another win on the road,” said Crusader head coach Mike Avery.  “I thought we played really well in the first half.  In the second half, IPFW put us in under a bit more pressure; their #12 (Max Touloute) was especially very good and was giving us a hard time one-on-one.  But we kept our composure and battled, and finally found the goals we needed to get for the win.”

The teams played to a scoreless first half, as Valpo out-shot the Mastodons by a 7-4 count in the opening 45 minutes.  IPFW started to build up the pressure on the Crusader defense early in the second half, getting off three shot attempts in the first nine minutes, including one attempt that ricocheted off the post.

But it would be Valpo that hit the scoreboard first in the 63rd minute.  Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette] made a nice tackle on an IPFW player in the Crusaders’ offensive end for a takeaway and got the ball to Shively.  The senior drove into the box and then let a shot fly from 12 yards that beat Mastodon netminder Donovan Dowling to the left for the game’s first tally.

Shively would add his second goal with just seconds remaining in the contest.  With IPFW taking a free kick in its offensive half, the Mastodons pushed Dowling up into the box looking for the equalizer.  Ken Perkins (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) gained possession for Valpo and sent a lead pass ahead to Shively, who converted on the breakaway empty net opportunity for his second two-goal game of the season.

IPFW (4-10-2) held a slight 13-12 advantage in total shots on the night, but the Crusaders put four attempts on frame to just two for the Mastodons.  Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) stopped both IPFW shots on goal for his fourth shutout of the season, while Dowling also made two saves for the Mastodons.

Valparaiso (7-6-1) continues its three-game road trip with a return to Horizon League action at Milwaukee on Saturday evening.  Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m., and live stats will be available through www.valpoathletics.com.

W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo