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Late Goal Pushes Evansville Past Crusaders
Abby Kenyon battles for a ball in the midfield on Sunday afternoon. (Ray Acevedo)
Abby Kenyon battles for a ball in the midfield on Sunday afternoon. (Ray Acevedo)
Evansville (1-2-1)
at
Valparaiso (1-2)
8/28/2011 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 207
1st2ndFinal
Evansville011
Valparaiso000
Scoring
UE88:43THOMPSON, Stephanie (ROBINETT, Kaitlin )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
UEHARRISON, Chaviel90:00010
UETEAM0:0001
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0013
Stats at a GlanceUEVALPO
Shots (on Goal)10 (4)19 (11)
Saves113
Offsides01
Corner Kicks45
Fouls511
Casey Pedersen looks to attack for Valpo against Evansville. (Ray Acevedo)
Casey Pedersen looks to attack for Valpo against Evansville. (Ray Acevedo)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Evansville found the back of the net in the 89th minute for the lone goal of the match on Sunday afternoon, giving the Purple Aces a 1-0 victory over Valparaiso at Eastgate Field.

Stephanie Thompson’s shot to the far post from a tough angle on the left side, approximately 20 yards out, proved to be the difference.  Thompson fired with just 1:17 remaining in the match after receiving a feed from Kaitlin Robinett.

Valpo seemed to control the entire match, but could not find the scoreboard despite outshooting the Purple Aces 19-10 on the afternoon, including an 11-4 edge on goal.

“It’s a difficult day for us,” head coach John Marovich said afterwards.  “I felt like we created a lot of good things.  However, we put ourselves in a situation like this when we didn’t finish our chances early.”

Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) had a golden opportunity to put Valpo in front less than seven minutes into the first half, only to be turned aside by Evansville keeper Chaviel Harrison.  The Crusaders had another quality chance midway through the stanza following a corner kick, only to have the header attempt go wide.

Valpo outshot Evansville 9-4, include 5-1 on goal in the scoreless opening period.

The Crusaders put three more shots on frame in the first 15 minutes of the second half, only to have Harrison turn aside each one.  The match stayed scoreless until Thompson found the goal in the final moments to give Evansville (1-2-1) the win.

“You have to give Evansville credit,” Marovich added. “The put it in the back of the net and we didn’t.  With 11 shots on goal, we should score at least once.”

Brooke Henderson (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.) led Valpo with six shots, including three on goal while Desario and Tracy Roos (Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek H.S.) each had three shots turned aside as well.

Harrison made 10 saves for the Purple Aces while Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made three saves in her first start of the season for the Crusaders.

Valparaiso (1-2) will head out on the road next weekend for a pair of matches at the Liberty Invitational.  The Crusaders will face Coastal Carolina on Friday beginning at 3 p.m. in Lynchburg, Va.

Match Notes: This was Valpo’s first match on grass this season … Evansville leads the all-time series 7-2-1 … the Crusaders wrapped up their longest homestand all-time to open a season on Sunday.

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