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Valpo Women Open HL Play With Win at CSU
Luisa Desario scored her team-best fourth goal Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Luisa Desario scored her team-best fourth goal Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (7-3-1, 1-0 HL)
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Cleveland State (3-8, 0-2 HL)
9/28/2012 | Cleveland, Ohio | Attendance: 221
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso202
Cleveland State011
Scoring
VALPO32:22DESARIO, Luisa
VALPO44:59HOAGLIN, Rachel (CRAVEN, Rita )
CSU78:25HAVAS, Vickie (WOOD, Sarah , AVONA, Jaime)
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0013
CSUCOLEMAN, Becca45:0021
CSUWOOD, Sarah45:0001
Stats at a GlanceVALPOCSU
Shots (on Goal)10 (4)8 (4)
Saves32
Offsides03
Corner Kicks41
Fouls715
Yellow Cards10

Friday, September 28, 2012

First-half goals by seniors Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) were more than enough for the Valparaiso women’s soccer team on Friday evening, as the Crusaders started out Horizon League play with a 2-1 victory at Cleveland State.

Desario broke the seal on the scoreboard in the 33rd minute, registering an unassisted tally in the 33rd minute.  The senior beat her defender just outside the box on the left wing and sent a shot past CSU goalkeeper Becca Coleman inside the far post to give Valpo a 1-0 lead.  Desario’s fourth goal of the season gives her 18 career goals, tied for fourth in Crusader history.

It looked like the game would remain at 1-0 Crusaders into the halftime break, but Hoaglin would have none of that.  The senior received a pass from freshman Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) at the top of the box with the clock winding down on the half.  Hoaglin turned and fired off a last-second shot that went through Coleman’s hands and into the back of the net with one second remaining in the opening stanza, giving Valpo a 2-0 lead at the intermission.  Hoaglin’s goal was the 15th of her career, tying her for sixth all-time at Valpo.

The Vikings sliced the margin in half in the 79th minute, as a quick counter-attack led to a goal by CSU’s Vickie Havas.  Cleveland State pushed forward in the final 10 minutes looking for the equalizer, but Valpo goalkeeper Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) made a pair of stops, including one with a minute to play, to ensure the Crusaders would take three points from the opener.

Manski ended the night with three saves, while Coleman and Sarah Wood, who entered at halftime, each stopped one shot for Cleveland State (3-8-0, 0-2-0 HL).  Valpo enjoyed a slight 10-8 advantage in shot attempts and attempted four corner kicks to CSU’s one.

Valparaiso (7-3-1, 1-0-0 HL) closes out its four-game road trip with three wins and just one loss, and now returns home for three consecutive matches.  The first fixture comes at Eastgate Field next Wednesday, Oct. 3 as the Crusaders host defending HL champion Milwaukee at 4 p.m.  The game will be broadcast live on WVUR (95.1 FM, Valparaiso) and online at www.valpoathletics.com, which will also have a link for live stats.

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 Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
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
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
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
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