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Defense Stands Stout for Crusader Women in Scoreless Draw
Tara Ellis and the Crusaders posted another shutout Friday night.
Tara Ellis and the Crusaders posted another shutout Friday night.
Valparaiso (4-2-1)
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IUPUI (3-2-2)
9/13/2013 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Attendance: 280
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Scoring
GoalkeepersMinGASv
VALPOMANSKI, Kristen110:0005
IUPUINicole Kulovitz65:0002
IUPUIGiselle Guzman45:0002
IUPUITEAM0:0000
Stats at a GlanceVALPOIUPUI
Shots (on Goal)19 (4)16 (5)
Saves54
Offsides30
Corner Kicks105
Fouls612
Yellow Cards01

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Valparaiso women's soccer team posted its fifth shutout in seven games this season on Friday evening in Indianapolis, Ind., dueling to a 0-0 draw with IUPUI.

The Crusaders have now surrendered just two goals through seven fixtures in 2013, just one of which has come from the run of play. Senior Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) has been between the posts for each and every second this year, making five saves in her latest clean sheet on Friday. The shutout was the 27th of Manski's career, moving the reigning Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week into a tie for second place in league history in the category.

"Obviously when you battle for 110 minutes, you'd always be happier to have gotten the win, but we have to look at the picture as a whole," said Crusader head coach John Marovich. "When you're on the road and continuing to put things together, you're not going to turn your nose up at a time, especially preparing for a hard league season. I thought we did a better job offensively, ending up with 19 shots. We want to be better with those chances in the attacking third, but to get that many chances is something we haven't done all year. We also got ourselves 10 corner kicks, and had some real good chances off those corners."

The scoreless draw saw Valpo have the better of the shots category in the opening half, as the Crusaders out-shot IUPUI (3-2-2) 8-5 in the opening 45 minutes and forced Giselle Guzman to make two saves. The Jaguars held a 9-6 edge in shots in the second half, with Manski having to make all five of her saves in that period. Perhaps the Crusaders' best chance came in the 63rd minute, as freshman Allegra Godfrey (Oshkosh, Wis./Oshkosh) sent a strike towards the right side of the goal, but IUPUI substitute goalkeeper Nicole Kulovitz dove to her left to push the ball around the post.

It was the Crusaders with a 5-2 advantage in shots over the 20 minutes of extra time, while Valpo also earned three corner kicks in the second overtime period. But neither side could get a shot on goal, as the game ended in a draw.

"I think the building process for this group is continuing forward," said Marovich. "Tonight, I'm really proud, because we had some good performances from players who had to step up because of injuries we're dealing with. Our process all year has been next woman up, and that's been something our team's been really good at. We were good again tonight - those people stepped up and gave us good quality performances."

Valparaiso (4-2-1) plays the back end of the weekend road trip at Evansville Sunday afternoon. Live stats for the game will be available through ValpoAthletics.com.

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