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Valpo Draws With Cleveland State in Horizon Opener
Play Video Kyle Zobeck earned his fourth shutout of the year Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Kyle Zobeck earned his fourth shutout of the year Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
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Cleveland State (2-5-1)
9/24/2011 | Cleveland, Ohio | Attendance: 118
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Shots (on Goal)11 (7)10 (1)
Saves17
Offsides22
Corner Kicks32
Fouls821
Yellow Cards11

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team opened Horizon League play on the road Saturday evening in Cleveland, Ohio and was able to come away having earned a result, dueling to a 0-0 (2ot) draw with Cleveland State.

“It was a very good performance from our guys tonight,” said Crusader head coach Mike Avery.  “Cleveland State is a good team, especially at home.  It was a good game and relatively even for the most part.  Towards the end of regulation and into the overtimes, we really forced the issue and had some good looks trying to get a goal, but it didn’t work out for us.  It wasn’t for the lack of good opportunities; we had some really nice shots, hit them on target and then [CSU’s] keeper was able to make some saves.”

The Crusaders made good use of their 11 shot attempts Saturday, as six Valpo players combined to put seven total shots on goal over the course of the 110 minutes.  But Cleveland State (2-5-1, 0-0-1 Horizon) netminder Brad Stuver stopped all seven shots on goal, including efforts in the second overtime period from fifth-year senior Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) and senior Guy Shabtay (Ramat-Gan, Israel/Blich [Prairie State C.C.]).  Antonijevic also had a                header opportunity near the end of regulation off a throw-in that was denied by the crossbar.

Meanwhile, on the other end of the pitch, redshirt junior Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) had to make just one save, stopping a shot from CSU’s Jordan Hart in the 96th minute, as the Crusader defense allowed just one of the Vikings’ ten shot attempts to be on frame.  For Zobeck, it was his third shutout in the Crusaders’ last four games and fourth overall this season, already tied for fifth-most in a single season in Valpo history.  It also marked Zobeck’s 11th career clean sheet, just one shy of Aaron Rhame for third in a Crusader career in the category.

“We’re a little disappointed we couldn’t win the game, but we were able to get a valuable point in the league race while on the road,” said Avery.  “In a league that’s as tight as the Horizon, you have to take points any way you can get them, especially when you’re not at home.  So, in that aspect, we’re excited that we were able to get something positive out of the trip, and now we’re ready to get back home and prepare for Detroit.”

Valparaiso (3-3-2, 0-0-1 Horizon) makes a brief stop back home at Brown Field this coming Friday, Sept. 30 as the Crusaders host Detroit in Horizon League action.  Live stats for the league showdown will be available online at 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