Crusaders Drop Overtime Fixture in Edwardsville

by | Sep 10, 2017 | RRSN News | 0 comments

Crusaders Drop Overtime Fixture in Edwardsville


The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team saw its two-match winning streak snapped on Saturday night, a 1-0 overtime loss to SIU Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Ill. Defense reigned supreme throughout the contest, as the two teams combined for just one shot on goal in regulation.


Key Moment

Sophomore Lachlan McLean scored the golden goal in the 94th minute on an assist from Keegan McHugh. It marked McLean’s third goal of the week and fourth of the season after he scored both goals in a win over Memphis. McLean notched match-winners in both of SIU Edwardsville’s matches this week.


How It Happened

  • The only SOG of regulation by either side came in the 38th minute, when SIU Edwardsville’s Sander Heieren placed one on goal, but junior Alex Richt (Manhattan, Kan. / Manhattan [Graceland]) was there to make his first career save.
  • Richt got the start at goalkeeper, his first appearance in a Valpo uniform.
  • The Cougars (2-3) narrowly outshot the Crusaders (2-2-1) in regulation 8-5.
  • Valpo has not suffered a regulation loss this season, as they have earned two wins and one draw to go along with two overtime defeats. The Crusaders had scored at least one goal in each of the season’s first four matches before Saturday.
  • Senior Ramone Howell (Portmore, Jamaica / Jamaica College) accounted for three of Valpo’s five shots.
  • This marked Valpo’s fifth straight match away from Brown Field to begin the season. SIU Edwardsville, now a member of the MAC, won the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament a year ago.

Thoughts from Head Coach Mike Avery

“It was a good game tonight that was well played by both teams. While we are disappointed with the result, the performance was something we feel good about. Five straight road games against top competition is serving its purpose in terms of helping this group mature. I think we’re improving with each game, and we are seeing longer stretches where our quality shines. We have some work to do, without question, but as we look at regular conference play – starting next week with Drake – I like where this team is headed.”


Up Next

The Crusaders will return to Missouri Valley Conference play a week from now as they face Drake on Saturday, Sept. 16. The match gets going at 7 p.m. CT with links to live coverage available on


Related Content

Dec 06 2023

Indiana high school football players winning both on the gridiron and the classroom

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea Jake Tippmann has had plenty of things to be thankful for in 2023. Not only did the Fort Wayne Snider linebacker help the Panthers...
Dec 05 2023


Things were a little above average the second time around as I went 21-7 (78 percent) last week. My overall record is 34-11, which leaves me at 76 percent for the...
Dec 04 2023


SENSATIONAL SEVEN Riley (4-0): Ayden Kent scored 16 points as the Wildcats are 4-0 for the first time since the 2020-21 season with an 80-70 win over Merrillville. Penn...
Dec 03 2023

No.2 Indiana Wesleyan WBB roll past Bethel

MARION, Ind. --- Bethel University Women's Basketball team (2-7, 0-3) couldn't upset the #3 Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats (7-1, 3-0) on the road and fell 92-56....
Dec 03 2023

Early Hot Shooting Helps Bruins Top Beacons

Early Hot Shooting Helps Bruins Top Beacons Belmont started the game red hot from 3-point territory, hitting three 3-pointers over the game’s first 90 seconds to jump...