Valparaiso’s women’s soccer team wrapped up the
non-conference portion of the 2010 schedule on Friday evening, battling IndianaState
to a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute, Ind.
“I thought we
battled hard tonight and earned the draw and were able to finish the non-conference
part of the schedule 4-3-3,” head coach John
Marovich said. “We have learned a
great deal during the first half of the season and it has us prepared for
The Sycamores took
the lead just 1:20 into the match as Alison Gasparovich’s shot from the top of
the box found the back of the net for her sixth goal of the season.
Valpo answered at
the 14:29 mark as Brooke Henderson (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake
H.S.) drew a foul inside the penalty area.
Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich./Mercy
H.S.) converted the penalty kick for her second goal of the season, tying the
match at one.
The match stayed
even into halftime, despite Indiana
State outshooting Valpo
5-2 in the period. The Crusaders had
the better of the chances in the second half, firing six shots, three of which
were turned away by goalkeeper Emily Lahay.
State (6-3-1) had all five shots in
the extra session though, but Kristen
Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made one save in each
overtime period on her way to finishing with five saves for the match.
finished with a 15-8 shot advantage and held an 8-3 edge in corner kick
Valparaiso (4-3-3) will open Horizon League action on
Sunday afternoon, concluding its four-match road trip against Detroit.
Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CDT in Detroit,
Match Notes: Valpo leads the all-time series 7-2-2 but the
two sides have battled to draws each of the last two seasons … Tracy Roos (Centennial, Colo./Cherry
Creek H.S.) started her 50th consecutive match since arriving at
Valpo … three ties in a season match a school record with the 2003, 2006, and
2008 squads … Pedersen’s goal gives her six points on the year, second most on