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Men's soccer loses

A pair of second-half goals from reserve Jordan Aidoud pushed Valparaiso past the Mastodons 3-1 in a non-conference battle Tuesday.

The game was the final non-conference game of the season for the Mastodons (3-14-1). IPFW will play host to IUPUI in the regular-season finale on Saturday in senior night at the Hefner Soccer Field.

Valparaiso's Jon Smith took a pass from Yannick Iwunze and put it past a diving Brandon Cloutier to give the Crusaders a 1-0 advantage 33:05 into the game.

Corey Thompson sent a pass across the box to a waiting Corey Tom, who chipped the ball into the goal for his team-leading fourth goal of the season, knotting the score at one goal apiece.

Just over seven minutes into the second half Aidoud scored the first of his two goals when he picked up a saved shot attempt, and put it into the back of the net, giving the visitors a 2-1 advantage. Just over two minutes later Aidoud converted on a penalty kick to give the game its 3-1 final score.

Valparaiso out-shot IPFW 18-to-11 in the game, while Cloutier had a game-best four saves. Zach Rodgers had three shots to lead the team, as Mitch Falkenstern and Tom each had two.