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#12 Milwaukee Hands Valpo First Conference Loss
Rachel DeFrank made four second half saves for Valpo. (Ray Acevedo)
Rachel DeFrank made four second half saves for Valpo. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (6-5-2, 2-1 Horizon)
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#12 Milwaukee (12-1, 4-0 Horizon)
10/5/2011 | Milwaukee, Wis. | Attendance: 411
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso000
Milwaukee022
Scoring
UWM46:30HOLBERT, Kelsey (THOMPSON, Keara )
UWM76:21THOMPSON, Keara
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen46:3014
VALPODeFRANK, Rachel43:3014
UWMFORBES, Jamie90:0003
Stats at a GlanceVALPOUWM
Shots (on Goal)9 (3)18 (10)
Saves83
Offsides10
Corner Kicks04
Fouls1418
Yellow Cards21

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Valparaiso battled the 12th ranked team in the country for 90 minutes on Wednesday evening, but a pair of second half goals proved to be the difference as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 2-0 at Engelmann Field in Milwaukee, Wis.

“For us to go on the road and compete in this environment is a good test for us,” head coach John Marovich said afterwards.  “We’re going to become a better team because of matches like this not backing down against a quality opponent.”

The two schools played a scoreless opening 45 minutes despite the host Panthers outshooting Valpo 8-3 in the period.  Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made four saves in the half to keep the Crusaders tied at the break.

Milwaukee (12-1, 4-0 Horizon) took the lead just 1:30 into the second half.  Kelsey Holbert picked up a loose ball in the box and scored her first goal of the season to put the Panthers on the scoreboard with Keara Thompson picking up her ninth assist of the year.

The Crusaders continued to fight, firing off six shots in the second half while forcing Milwaukee goalkeeper Jamie Forbes to make a pair of saves to keep the Brown and Gold off of the scoreboard.

“Milwaukee puts you under a lot of pressure, and I was pleased we were able to work out of that pressure by keeping the ball,” Marovich added.  “Because of facing that pressure, we’ll be able to handle the ball better in the future.”

The Panthers added an insurance goal at the 76:21 mark.  Following a Crusader foul, Thompson found the back of the net from just outside the top of the penalty area on a free kick.

Valpo could not find the back of the net the rest of the way, suffering its first Horizon League setback of the season.

Rachel DeFrank (Mason, Ohio/Mason H.S.), who came on for Valpo in goal following the Panthers’ first goal, made four second half saves to  keep the Crusaders in the match.  Forbes finished the match with three stops for Milwaukee, as the Panthers finished the match outshooting the Brown and Gold 18-9.

Valparaiso (6-5-2, 2-1) will return home on Sunday afternoon to host Cleveland State.  Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Eastgate Field.

Match Notes: Milwaukee has won all 13 meetings between the two schools … Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) led Valpo with three shot attempts … Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) had two of Valpo’s three shots on goal … the Crusaders were held without a corner kick in the match while the Panthers had five.

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
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
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
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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
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 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
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 Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 Horizon League Tournament
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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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