Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
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.

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Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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