August 19, 20181st2nd1OT 2OT Final
Eastern Illinois00000
VALPOMoulton, Drew110:0002
EIUTETEAK, Sara110:0006
Stats at a GlanceVALPOEIU
Shots (on Goal)10 (6) 7 (2)
Corner Kicks105
Yellow Cards54
Valpo Blanks EIU In Scoreless Draw on Road Sunday
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Valpo Blanks EIU In Scoreless Draw on Road Sunday
Drew Moulton earned her sixth career clean sheet Sunday.

The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team closed out an undefeated opening weekend of the regular season on Sunday afternoon in Charleston, Ill., battling Eastern Illinois to a 0-0, double-overtime draw on a warm, sunny day.

How It Happened

  • Chances were fleeting for both sides in the first half, as each team tallied just two shot attempts, none of which were on goal.
  • Valpo ramped up the pressure in the second 45 minutes, out-shooting EIU by an 8-2 margin. The Crusaders put six of their efforts on goal, but Panther goalkeeper Sara Teteak stopped all six shots to send the match to extra time.
  • Eastern Illinois recorded all three shots in the 20 minutes of extra time, but only one was on goal, and senior goalkeeper Drew Moulton (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) made the stop to preserve the clean sheet as the match would end scoreless.

Inside the Match

  • This season marks just the fourth time in program history that Valpo has started the season with two consecutive road matches (1995, 2015, 2016). It is the first time in those four years that the Crusaders have earned results in both matches.
  • The draw was Valpo’s first since a 1-1 tie with Wright State on Sept. 19, 2015. In between that match and Sunday, Valpo had 11 consecutive matches go to extra time and end on a golden goal.
  • Sunday was the Crusaders’ first scoreless draw since a 0-0 final against Evansville in a non-conference matchup on Sept. 14, 2014.
  • Sunday’s draw marks the seventh straight positive result for Valpo in its all-time series with Eastern Illinois.
  • For the second straight game, Valpo held the advantage in the shot column, out-shooting the Panthers 10-7. The Crusaders also doubled EIU in corner kicks, 10-5.
  • Moulton needed to make just two saves to earn the shutout in goal for Valpo in her first start of the season. The clean sheet was the fifth of her Valpo career, tied for sixth-most in program history.
  • Ali Quillen (Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek) was the only Valpo field player to play all 110 minutes. The junior has not come off the pitch in either of Valpo’s two matches this year so far, and now has gone the distance in 36 of 40 career matches.

Thoughts From Coach Marovich

“I’m really proud of how hard we battled in the second half and overtime today. It is the type of mentality we want our culture to bring out in our young ladies.”

“We created some chances, but weren’t clean enough inside the attacking third today. I think we have grown each time out, and look forward to the growth and development today will bring.”

“Overall, getting a win and a draw on the road in the opening weekend of play is a good start to the campaign.”

Next Up

Valpo (1-0-1) makes its 2018 Brown Field debut as part of the Fútbol at Brown doubleheader with the men’s soccer program on Friday evening. The Valpo women take the field against Toledo at 7:30 p.m. The match is scheduled for live broadcast on ESPN+.