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Crusader Men Fall on the Road at #19 Dayton
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#19 Dayton (9-0-0)
9/30/2013 | Dayton, OH | Attendance: 467
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Valparaiso000
Dayton202
Scoring
DAYTON4:25KELLER, Abe
DAYTON43:58KELLER, Abe
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOCAMPBELL, Nico90:0024
DAYTONFROSCHAUER, Chris90:0003
Stats at a GlanceVALPODAYTON
Shots (on Goal)12 (3)14 (6)
Saves43
Offsides22
Corner Kicks34
Fouls1913
Yellow Cards21

Monday, September 30, 2013

Goals scored from set pieces in the first and last five minutes of the first half would prove to be the difference in the Valparaiso men’s soccer game at Dayton, as the Crusaders dropped a 2-0 decision on the road against the #19 Flyers.

“I'm disappointed for the guys because I felt that we played well enough to deserve more out of the game tonight, but we have to give Dayton credit,” said head coach Mike Avery. “They are a good team and are playing with the confidence of having such a tremendous start to the year; they took advantage of two set piece opportunities that forced us to chase the game.”

A slow start from the Crusaders resulted in a Flyer goal in just the 5th minute of the match.  Dayton’s Abe Keller was able to convert from the penalty spot to put the Flyers on top early.  The Crusaders were able to raise their level of play as the first half progressed.  A shot from Yannick Iwunze (Paris, France/Hightower [Tex.] H.S.) forced the Dayton goalkeeper to produce an important save in the 14th minute of the match.  Minutes later, the Crusaders would create another opportunity off of a corner kick served in by Jordan Aidoud (Lyon, France/CEFAM).  Valpo was unable to convert the chance. 

In the 44th minute of the match, another set piece from the Flyers would double their lead.  A Crusader foul 30 yards from goal resulted in Dayton’s second goal of the match just moments before the first half whistle.  Dayton’s Keller was able curl his free kick into the left corner of the goal for his second goal of the night. 

Valpo started the second half with a much higher level of energy and focus.  As a result, the Crusaders were able to control more of the game and put the Flyers under pressure.  Chances came immediately in the second half as Charles Barden (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) and Aidoud were each able to take shots for the Crusaders.  Later in the 71st minute, Nick Suker (Downers Grove, Ill./South) was able to fire a good shot on goal but the Dayton goalkeeper was again able to make the save.  For the most part, the Crusaders had the better of play in the second half; out-shooting the Flyers 10-7.  The Flyers, however, would withstand the Crusader pressure and go onto win the game 2-0 to remain undefeated at 9-0-0.

“When we figure out how to start the game with the same energy we have been finishing games, we are going to go on a real run this season,” said Avery. “I believe it's going to happen. It's a process and we are learning through some tough games, but we are certainly growing. I'm excited for next weekend at Green Bay to see if that's the day it all comes together.”

Valparaiso (3-3-3) looks to put it all together this Saturday, October 5 as the Crusaders travel to Green Bay to take on the Phoenix in an important Horizon League matchup.  Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. CDT.  The match on Saturday will have free live video available through the Horizon League Network, while live stats will be available through ValpoAthletics.com.

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
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. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M 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
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
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
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