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Manski Ties Shutout Mark in Tie at Wright State
Kristen Manski stopped 13 shots and matched Valpo's career shutouts record. (Avery Webster Davis)
Kristen Manski stopped 13 shots and matched Valpo's career shutouts record. (Avery Webster Davis)
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10/14/2012 | Wright State | Attendance: 293
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VALPOMANSKI, Kristen110:00013
WSUMcCURDY, Brooke110:0008
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Stats at a GlanceVALPOWSU
Shots (on Goal)20 (11)26 (13)
Saves1311
Offsides01
Corner Kicks104
Fouls911

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Junior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) made a career-high 13 saves en route to matching the Crusader career record for shutouts as the Valparaiso women’s soccer team played to a scoreless double-overtime draw at Wright State Sunday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio.

Manski reached double figures in stops for the first time in her career, making a key save late in the first half to keep the Raiders off the scoreboard.  The junior finished five saves in each regulation period before making one stop in the first overtime and two saves in the second extra session.  Manski now has 20 career clean sheets, matching Mele Cabral and Erin Murray for the most in Valpo history, while her eight shutouts this season are just two shy of the Crusader single-season record.

"I thought it was a good match today," said Crusader head coach John Marovich.  "Considering the conditions going against the wind, we did a really good job in the first half.  Then in the second half, we took advantage of the wind and had some chances - we got to the end line a few times, got some good crosses in.  Kristen was very good in goal for us today, but their goalkeeper was very good as well, and Wright State played well."

Both sides had plenty of chances on a windy Sunday afternoon, as Wright State (6-3-6, 1-1-3 Horizon) finished with 26 shot attempts to the Crusaders’ 20.  WSU went with the wind in the first half, out-shooting Valpo 12-5, but the Crusaders had a solid effort on a cross to the far post to Jordyn Ryfiak (Rockford, Mich./Rockford) which was pushed just wide as the game went into the half scoreless.

Going with the wind in the second half, Valpo out-shot the Raiders 13-7 and earned seven corner kicks.  Manski had to come up big early in the stanza, as Wright State was awarded a penalty kick in the 50th minute.  The junior goalkeeper was there to make the save to keep the Raiders off the scoreboard, though.  Among Valpo’s 13 second-half efforts was a shot by Ryfiak with about 20 minutes to play which went off the crossbar, as the game would eventually enter extra time with no score.  WSU held a 7-3 shot advantage in extra time, but neither side could push one across the goal line.

Valpo ended the afternoon with 11 shots on goal versus the Raiders’ 13, as WSU goalkeeper Brooke McCurdy was credited with eight saves.  The Crusaders also held a significant 10-4 edge in corner kicks.

"Unfortunately, we weren't able to put one away for the three points," said Marovich.  "But Wright State is a good side, and any time you can go on the road in league play and get points, it's a good thing.  League play is about accumulating as many points as you can, and we were able to get one today - now it's all about moving forward and preparing for Loyola."

Valparaiso (9-4-2, 2-1-1 Horizon) returns home to Eastgate Field on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders take on Loyola at 3 p.m.  The game can be heard live on WVUR, 95.1 FM, Valparaiso and online at www.valpoathletics.com, which will also have a link for live stats.

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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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W 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 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