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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. 

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 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo