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Valpo Blanks IPFW for Fourth Straight Shutout
Sarah Jewell scored the match-winning goal on Senior Day. (Ray Acevedo)
Sarah Jewell scored the match-winning goal on Senior Day. (Ray Acevedo)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Valparaiso closed the 2009 regular season on Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over IPFW for the Crusaders’ fourth consecutive shutout as the Brown and Gold celebrated Senior Day at Brown Field.

“I thought we moved the ball well today and managed the game,” head coach John Marovich said after the match.  “We made the game simple and played all 90 minutes.  It was great to see our focus sharp coming off of the big conference win on Friday (against Butler).”

This was the fourth straight 2-0 shutout win for the Crusaders and senior goalkeeper Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.), who needed to make just one save in the match.  Cabral now has seven shutouts on the season and 19 for her career, with both numbers ranking second on the single season and career charts respectively.

Another senior got the scoring started for Valpo just 3:27 into the contest.  Sarah Jewell (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill H.S.) knocked in a rebound off of a Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) shot to make it 1-0 Brown and Gold.  For Jewell, it was her first goal of the season and 14th of her career, sixth most in school history.

Hoaglin added her team-leading seventh goal of the year, tied for seventh most in a single season ever at Valpo, at the 59:10 mark.  She took a cross from the left side by senior Jessie White (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) and beat goalkeeper Brittany Marx for the insurance tally.  For White, it was her eighth career assist, tied for ninth all-time in a Crusader uniform.

Valparaiso outshot the Mastodons 13-4 for the match, controlling things on the offensive end.  The Crusaders won nine corner kick opportunities while IPFW (4-10-1) had just one for the match.  Marx made five saves between the posts for the visitors.

In addition to Cabral, Jewell, and White, seniors Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) and Courtney Gwinn (Evansville, Ind./Harrison H.S.) were honored prior to the match

Valparaiso (9-8-1) is assured of at least a .500 season for the sixth consecutive season and will open play in the Horizon League Championships next Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field as the tournament’s third seed.  The Crusaders’ opponent and match time have yet to be determined and will be announced early this week.

Match Notes: Valpo leads the all-time series with IPFW 6-2-1 and has now won three straight meetings … Jewell moved into seventh place on the career points list with 33 while White moved into 10th place with 24 … Hoaglin’s 19 points this season lead the team and rank sixth on the single season list … Valpo’s 24 goals this year are fifth most in school history and 21 assists rank fourth most for a single season … Cabral has not allowed a goal in the last 370:42.

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. #21/21 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