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Crusaders Fall at Liberty Sunday Afternoon
Casey Pedersen scored her second goal of the season in the loss at Liberty. (Ray Acevedo)
Casey Pedersen scored her second goal of the season in the loss at Liberty. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (2-3)
at
Liberty (1-2-1)
9/4/2011 | Lynchburg, Va. | Attendance: 247
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso011
Liberty123
Scoring
LIBERTY11:30NYHOLT, Laura (ESPINOZA, Ariana , STELL, Lauren)
LIBERTY47:08HENION, Kelly (BETANCOURT, Silvia )
LIBERTY59:38WARNER, Megan (HENION, Kelly , STELL, Lauren)
VALPO68:31PEDERSEN, Casey (ROMBERG, Laura , TERRELL, Catherine)
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0038
LIBERTYBLOCKER, Karen90:0013
LIBERTYTEAM0:0001
Stats at a GlanceVALPOLIBERTY
Shots (on Goal)8 (5)17 (11)
Saves84
Offsides11
Corner Kicks128
Fouls75

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Valparaiso wrapped up play at the Liberty Invitational on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 match to the host Flames of Liberty at Osborne Stadium in Lynchburg, Va.

Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) scored her second goal of the season for Valpo’s lone tally with 21:29 to play in the match.  The fifth-year senior knocked home a rebound off of a Laura Romberg (Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills H.S.) shot which was initially saved by the Flames defense.

Valpo started strong with three corner kick opportunities in the first four minutes of the match and Kelsey Draper (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg H.S.) registered a shot on goal, only to be turned aside by Liberty netminder Karen Blocker.

Liberty (1-2-1) scored first 11:30 into the contest as Laura Nyholt tapped in a rebound of an Ariana Espinoza shot and the Flames went into the locker room with a 1-0 lead.

“We gave away an early goal and had to chase the game,” head coach John Marovich said.  “It made things difficult.”

The Flames added to the lead just 2:08 out of the break as Kelly Henion took a feed from Silvia Betancourt and scored into the right corner of the goal.  Megan Warner tallied Liberty’s final goal at the 59:38 mark after receiving a pass from Henion.

“We pressed in the second half and gave away another goal,” Marovich added.  “This was a good lesson for us about falling behind early.”

Pedersen’s tally then brought Valpo within two, which proved to be the match’s final margin.

“I was pleased that we battled all the way to the end,” Marovich concluded.  “We had a couple of good chances even after Casey’s goal.  If we get one more it could have made the final 15 minutes more interesting.”

Liberty outshot Valpo 17-8 on the afternoon, including an 11-5 advantage on goal.  Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made a career-high eight saves for the Crusaders while Blocker registered three stops for the Flames.  The Brown and Gold also had 12 corner kick opportunities while Liberty had eight.

Valparaiso (2-3) will return to the pitch next Friday evening, continuing its four-match road trip in Indianapolis, Ind. battling the Jaguars of IUPUI.  Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CDT.

Match Notes: The all-time series is tied at one between Valpo and Liberty … Pedersen’s goal was the sixth of her career … she now has 14 career points … Romberg’s assist was her first of the season and second of her career … Erika Schoemann (Calgary, Alberta/Saint Mary’s H.S.) made her collegiate debut for the Crusaders on Sunday … Brooke Henderson (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.) had a team-high three shots for Valpo in the match.

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