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Offensive Explosion Lifts Valpo to Season’s First Victory
Play Video Rachel Hoaglin had a goal and an assist for the Crusaders in the victory. (Ray Acevedo)
Rachel Hoaglin had a goal and an assist for the Crusaders in the victory. (Ray Acevedo)
IPFW (1-1)
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Valparaiso (1-1)
8/21/2011 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 231
1st2ndFinal
IPFW112
Valparaiso314
Scoring
VALPO21:26HENDERSON, Brooke (WLADECKI, Trisha )
VALPO35:03DESARIO, Luisa (HOAGLIN, Rachel )
VALPO36:26HOAGLIN, Rachel (DESARIO, Luisa )
IPFW38:53ALLISON, Tylar
IPFW64:31O'TOOLE, Tara (PROCTOR, Rhea )
VALPO71:24PEDERSEN, Casey (KENYON, Abby )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
IPFWSCHEIN, Jessica90:0043
IPFWTEAM0:0001
VALPODeFRANK, Rachel90:0021
Stats at a GlanceIPFWVALPO
Shots (on Goal)11 (3)15 (8)
Saves41
Offsides03
Corner Kicks47
Fouls713
Brooke Henderson heads home the first goal of the match. (Sammy Olson)
Brooke Henderson heads home the first goal of the match. (Sammy Olson)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) each tallied a goal and an assist and four different Crusaders scored goals lifting Valparaiso to a 4-2 victory over IPFW on Sunday afternoon at Brown Field.

“The first win of the season is always the hardest to get,” head coach John Marovich said after the match.  “It is great to get it during the first weekend so it’s not hanging over your head throughout the next week.”

Valpo jumped on top quickly, scoring three times in a 15-minute span midway through the opening stanza.   Brooke Henderson (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.) put the Crusaders on the board in the 22nd minute, heading home a corner kick from the foot of Trisha Wladecki (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake H.S.).

The Crusaders added to the lead at the 35:03 mark as Desario took a long pass ahead from Hoaglin and fired from the top of the box past Mastodon netminder Jessica Schein to make it 2-0 Crusaders.  Just 1:23 later, Desario returned the favor, sending a cross to Hoaglin at the top of the box and the junior lofted the ball over Schein’s head for her first tally of the season.

“I really liked the fact that we were able to finish off our chances in the first half,” Marovich added.  “We have dealt with different styles of play against us so far this year.  Today we got a team that pressured us more and we dealt with it well.”

IPFW found the scoreboard with 6:07 remaining before intermission as Tylar Allison scored on a free kick from 35 yards out, making it 3-1 at the break.

Valpo outshot the Mastodons 7-4overall in the opening 45 minutes.

IPFW (1-1) cut the Valpo advantage to one midway through the second half as Tara O’Toole took a feed in the box from Rhea Proctor and found the far corner from 15 yards out.

Valpo added an insurance tally with 18:36 remaining though, as Abby Kenyon’s (Canton, Ohio/Jackson H.S.) long throw-in found the head of Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) in the goalmouth, and the fifth-year senior flicked the ball into the back of the goal.

“What makes this team great is that four different players were involved in the scoring today,” Marovich added.  “Even those players that didn’t score contributed in different ways.  “Hailey Chmela (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Lake Zurich H.S.) and Kristen Warner (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard South H.S.) did a great job off of the bench.”

The Crusaders finished the match with a 15-11 shot advantage, including an 8-3 edge on target.  The Brown and Gold also won seven corner kick opportunities in the match.

Valparaiso (1-1) will wrap up its three-match homestand next Sunday afternoon hosting Evansville. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Eastgate Field.

Match Notes: The four goals were Valpo’s highest scoring output since tallying four at IPFW last season in a 4-2 victory … the Crusaders have now won five straight matches against the Mastodons and lead the all-time series 8-2-1 … Rachel DeFrank (Mason, Ohio/Mason H.S.) earned her first collegiate victory in goal for the Crusaders … Warner made her collegiate debut for the Brown and Gold … Hoaglin’s match-winner was the third of her career … Desario’s goal was the 11th of her career, tying her for ninth all-time at Valpo … Desario also has 26 career points, tied for 10th on the all-time charts.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
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Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
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 Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
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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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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