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Crusaders Fall on Senior Day to Youngstown State
Rachel Hoaglin on one of her eight shot attempts Saturday. (Kevin Fedde)
Rachel Hoaglin on one of her eight shot attempts Saturday. (Kevin Fedde)
Youngstown State (7-7-0, 2-3-0)
at
Valparaiso (9-5-2, 2-2-1)
10/20/2012 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 275
1st2ndFinal
Youngstown State101
Valparaiso000
Scoring
YSU36:05SADE, Shay
GoalkeepersMinGASv
YSUPODOLSKY, Jackie85:3107
YSUVIOLA, Ali4:2900
YSUTEAM0:0000
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0013
Stats at a GlanceYSUVALPO
Shots (on Goal)8 (4)26 (7)
Saves73
Offsides10
Corner Kicks18
Fouls169
Yellow Cards11

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Despite dominating the run of play and unleashing a barrage of 26 shot attempts, the Valparaiso women's soccer team couldn't find the back of the net on Saturday afternoon, falling 1-0 to Youngstown State on Senior Day at Eastgate Field.

Prior to the game, the Crusaders honored their five-member senior class of Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett), Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels), Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster), Catherine Terrell (Brighton, Mich./Brighton) and Trisha Wladecki (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake). The quintet has missed just nine games combined in their Crusader careers, totaling 43 goals and 35 assists over their four years and helping lead the squad to 33 victories in their time at Valpo.

Once the ball was dropped, it looked like Valpo was destined to put a crooked number on its side of the scoreboard, as the Crusaders pounded forward in the early going. Valpo tallied eight shot attempts in the first 19 minutes alone, including three apiece from Hoaglin and Desario, and forced YSU goalkeeper Jackie Podolsky to make four early saves to keep the game scoreless.

The Crusaders ultimately ended with 10 shot attempts and three corner kicks before the Penguins got off their first attempt of the game, a shot which junior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) saved in the 31st minute. But YSU's next shot on goal would account for the game's lone tally, as following an attempted Crusader clearance, Shay Sade gained control on the left flank, about 30 yards from frame, and let loose a shot which hit the back of the net in the upper-right 90 to give the Penguins the lead in the 37th minute.

Valpo fought to get the game back on level terms heading into halftime, with one of its best efforts of the opening three quarters of an hour coming less than three minutes after the YSU goal, as junior Tara Ellis (Portage, Ind./Portage) took a shot from the top of the box along the ground which bounced off the outside of the right post. The Crusaders had one last flurry before the break, attempting three shots in the final minute to close the half with a 15-4 advantage in the category, but none of the efforts were on goal.

It was more of the same for the Crusaders in the second half, as they had a number of quality chances. A nice backheel from freshman Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) set up Hoaglin with an open lane for a shot just outside the box in the 52nd minute, but Hoaglin's shot was just over the crossbar. In the 60th minute, sophomore Abby Kenyon (Canton, Ohio/Jackson) got loose in the left side of the box, but her shot to the near post was just left of target.

A golden opportunity presented itself in the 68th minute, as a Terrell corner kick was bounced around the box before coming to the feet of junior Katie Gratzianna (Elmhurst, Ill./York) just eight yards from goal. Gratzianna's attempt went to the right of goal, however, to keep the Crusaders looking for the equalizer. Hoaglin had a pair of headers from near range in the 70th and 75th minutes, but the former was kept out of the back of the net thanks to a leaping punch over the bar by Podolsky, while the latter was corraled by the YSU goalkeeper.

Valpo ended the game with a 26-8 advantage in shots, including a 7-4 advantage on goal. Manski made three saves, while Podolsky stopped all seven of the Crusader attempts for Youngstown State (7-7-0, 2-3-0 Horizon). Hoaglin led the way for Valpo with eight shots. The Crusaders also held a significant 10-1 advantage in corner kicks as well.

Valparaiso (9-5-2, 2-2-1 Horizon) turns right around and plays Loyola on Monday afternoon at Eastgate Field in the makeup of Wednesday's postponement. Live stats for the fixture will be available at www.valpoathletics.com.

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 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
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
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 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 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