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Michigan Topples Valpo at Nike Challenge

Saturday, September 20, 2003

The Michigan Wolverines used .237 hitting to defeat Valparaiso 30-25, 30-18, 28-30, 33-31 in the final game of the Michigan/Nike Challenge on Saturday evening in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) and Michelle Robinson (Bloomington, Ill./Normal H.S.) led the Brown and Gold with 12 kills each, while Marion Hansen (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) added 11 kills. Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) added ten while hitting .438 for the Crusaders. Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) dished out 50 assists for Valpo.

Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) led Valpo defensively with 17 digs, while Hansen and Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.) added 12 each.

Erin Moore led Michigan (8-3) with 19 kills and 13 digs, while adding eight blocks. Jennifer Gandolph added 18 kills and 18 digs, and Megan Bowman contributed 14 kills and hit .440 for the Wolverines.

Valpo hit just .158 for the match, but outdug Michigan 72-68 for the contest.

Valparaiso (11-4) will return to action on Tuesday evening when the Crusaders travel to Chicago for a 7 p.m. match at DePaul.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler