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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.

M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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