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Crusaders Remain Unbeaten at Home With 3-0 Win Over BGSU
Jordan Ryfiak scored her first career goal Sunday for the Crusaders. (Ray Acevedo)
Jordan Ryfiak scored her first career goal Sunday for the Crusaders. (Ray Acevedo)
Bowling Green (1-5-0)
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Valparaiso (4-2-1)
9/9/2012 | Valparaiso, Ind. | Attendance: 248
1st2ndFinal
Bowling Green000
Valparaiso033
Scoring
VALPO53:58LUDWIG, Sarrah (KENYON, Abby )
VALPO80:58LYTLE, Janine (ELLIS, Tara )
VALPO83:13RYFIAK, Jordyn (LYTLE, Janine , ELLIS, Tara)
GoalkeepersMinGASv
BGSUIson, Becca90:0035
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen90:0002
Stats at a GlanceBGSUVALPO
Shots (on Goal)8 (2)15 (8)
Saves52
Offsides01
Corner Kicks56
Fouls1515
Yellow Cards21

Sunday, September 09, 2012

For the first time in program history, the Valparaiso women's soccer team is unbeaten through its first five home matches of the season, as the Crusaders scored three goals in the second half to defeat Bowling Green on Sunday afternoon, 3-0, at Eastgate Field.

The first half saw few chances for either side, as both squads tallied just three shot attempts, including just one shot on goal through the opening 45 minutes.  But with halftime nearing a close, inclement weather was picked up nearby both on the radar and with a lightning detector, necessitating that the teams retreated to their respective quarters to wait for the all-clear.

Following the 56-minute delay, the sides returned to the field for the second half, and Valpo came out a rejuvenated side.  The Crusaders out-shot Bowling Green over the final 45 minutes by a 12-5 count and put seven shots on goal to just one for the Falcons.

Valpo would take the lead in the 54th minute on a set play in its offensive end.  Sophomore Abby Kenyon (Canton, Ohio/Jackson), who started the second half in her first appearance of the season, took the ball on the touch line and unleashed one of her flip throw-ins, unleashing it long and into the center of the box.  Freshman Sarrah Ludwig (Downers Grove, Ill./South) was there to get up above the pack and head it into the back of the net for a 1-0 Crusader lead.

The Crusaders added a pair of goals on corner kicks within the final 10 minutes.  In the 81st minute, junior Tara Ellis (Portage, Ind./Portage) took a corner and placed it in the center of the six-yard box, where senior Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster) headed it home for the insurance tally.  Then, less than three minutes later, Ellis put another corner deep into the box and Lytle’s header attempt was saved by BGSU goalkeeper Becca Ison.  But the rebound came right to the foot of freshman Jordyn Ryfiak (Rockford, Mich./Rockford), who easily put it away to cap the scoring.

Valpo ended the day out-shooting BGSU, 15-8, and boasted six corner kicks to the Falcons’ five.  Ison stopped five shots in the losing effort for Bowling Green, while junior Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) made a pair of saves to earn the shutout for the Crusaders, the 16th clean sheet of her career.

Valparaiso (4-2-1) is on the road for its next four matches, kicking off with a matchup at IPFW next Sunday, September 16.  Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. CDT.

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 Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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
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
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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo