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Crusaders Post Pair of Shutout Victories Saturday
Sophomore Lucas Waak tallied singles wins over Marian and Grace Saturday.
Sophomore Lucas Waak tallied singles wins over Marian and Grace Saturday.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Crusaders boosted their record to 4-1 on the young season Saturday at the Courts of NWI. The Brown and Gold recorded a 7-0 shutout over Marian University in the morning tilt before handing Grace College a similar result in the latter half of the twin bill.

The doubles teams of Dave Bacalla (Skokie, Ill./Niles North)/Daniel Oakes (Elburn, Ill./Saint Charles North) and Kyle Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac)/Michael Baiocchi (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) both registered 6-1 wins at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively.

Marian's Danny Albert and Ryan Heuer tripped up Jeffrey Schorsch (Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg)/Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) at No. 2 doubles, taking a tight 6-5 (8-6) decision.

Valpo rolled to straight set wins at each singles spot save for No. 5. Sophomore Lucas Waak (Manitowoc, Wis./Roncalli) rebounded after dropping the first set to claim a dramatic 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 victory.

Playing at No. 1 singles, Schorsch downed Jason Denton 6-3, 6-1. The freshman improved his individual record to 12-5. Later in the day, Bacalla joined Schorsch with 12 wins. Both rookies are four singles victories away from cracking Valpo's top ten list for individual wins in a season.

Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) won a narrow first set 6-5 (7-3) over Albert at No. 2 before rolling 6-1 in the second set en route to his tenth singles victory on the season.

Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) met little resistance from Jack Hiatt, as Valpo's all-time winningest singles player was triumphant 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3.

Dunn defeated Marty Pochop 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4. Sophomore Brian Hickey (Western Springs, Ill./Fenwick) also prevailed in straight sets 6-5 (7-0), 6-0 at No. 6 singles.

Valpo kept its foot on the accelerator in the afternoon match versus Grace College. The Crusaders surrendered no more than three games in any set in the 7-0 victory over the Lancers.

Bacalla/Oakes repeated with another 6-1 win at No. 1 doubles. Schorsch and Emhardt redeemed themselves with a 6-1 triumph over Jack Wang and Ethan Grove at No. 2, clinching the doubles point. Honert and Waak added a 6-3 win at No. 3 for good measure.

Baiocchi quickly defeated Grove 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6 singles before Waak handed Ricardo Bedon the same 6-1, 6-0 loss at No. 5.

The Crusaders mathematically secured the match when Honert beat Wang 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

At No. 1, Bacalla downed Daniel Sanchez 6-2, 6-1. Savaglio also remained perfect on the day thanks to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Jose Marval at No. 2.

Emhardt got past Jake Stump 6-3, 6-2 to make it a clean sweep for the Brown and Gold.

Valpo (4-1) will rest up before making a quick turnaround tomorrow when it hosts the Dayton Flyers (1-3) Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm inside The Courts of NWI. 

Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
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 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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