September 09, 20071st2ndFinal
VALPO70:55DERKSEN, Brittany
VALPO78:19WHITE, Jessie
VALPOMURRAY, Erin90:0005
IUPUIFARRELL, Jamie90:0028
Stats at a GlanceVALPOIUPUI
Shots (on Goal)20 (10) 10 (5)
Corner Kicks32
Crusaders Post Another Shutout Victory, Defeat IUPUI
Sunday, September 9, 2007

Box Score

           Valparaiso registered its third shutout victory of the season on Sunday afternoon, posting a 2-0 triumph over IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind.

            The two sides battled to a scoreless draw over the first 45 minutes of action, with the Crusaders holding a slim 8-7 shot advantage.  Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley H.S.) made three saves in the first half while Jamie Farrell stopped both opportunities she saw for IUPUI (0-3).

            “I thought we chased the game for the first 15 minutes because IUPUI came out with a lot of energy,” head coach Stephen Anthony said.  “I felt we responded after the 20ht minute mark.  I was pleased with our play in the second half.  We stayed composed and just kept working to find a goal today.”

            That first goal came with 19:05 remaining in the match.  Brittany Derksen (Chugiak, Alaska/Chugiak H.S.) took advantage of a turnover in midfield and beat Farrell from 16 yards out.

            “Britt’s goal was a great finish after a good combination from Lynnea (Pappas) and (Jackie) Kondratko,” Anthony added.

            Jessie White (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) added an insurance goal with 11:41 to play, taking the ball all the way to the end line and she cut across the field to beat the keeper to the far post.

            “Jessie’s goal was just a great individual effort,” Anthony said.  “After she won the endline she made a good decision to keep going to the goal.”

            Murray made two more saves in the second half to earn her 16th career shutout.  Valpo finished the match outshooting IUPUI 20-10 as Farrell had to make six stops in the second half.

            Valparaiso (3-1) will now head to Purdue on Wednesday afternoon for a 4 p.m. CDT match in West Lafayette, Ind. to begin a stretch of three matches in five days.