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Crusaders Split Pair of Saturday Matches
Emily Campbell combined for 15 kills and 15 digs on Saturday. (Jackie Shi/The Spectrum)
Emily Campbell combined for 15 kills and 15 digs on Saturday. (Jackie Shi/The Spectrum)
#13 Ohio State (11-0)
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Valparaiso (10-3)
9/21/2013 | Buffalo, NY | Attendance: 74
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Ohio State292525 -- --
Valparaiso272017 -- --
Stats at a GlanceOSUVALPO
Hitting Pct..260.189
Kills5338
Errors2117
Total Attacks123111
Assists4837
Aces41
Digs5343
Blocks9.08.0
Statistical LeadersOSUVALPO
KillsLeary - 18
DOOMS - 9
AssistsSherwin - 44
BERRINGTON - 18
AcesMandolfo - 2
BERRINGTON - 1
DigsDiSalvatore - 15
LONGORIA - 13
BlocksSandbothe - 6
VANDEN BERG - 6

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Valparaiso volleyball team closed out pre-league play Saturday at the Blue & White Classic in Buffalo, N.Y., falling to #13 Ohio State 3-0 (29-27, 25-20, 25-17) before defeating Maryland Eastern Shore 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-14) to finish tournament play.

The Crusaders actually trailed in the opening set against Maryland Eastern Shore (1-11) into the second half of the frame, but down 16-14, the Crusaders went on a 7-2 run to claim a 21-18 lead. Then, after the Hawks scored three straight to tie the set at 21-all, Valpo scored four of the final five points to claim the opener. The Crusaders took control early in each of the final two sets en route to the sweep.

It was a balanced effort in the sweep of the Hawks, as senior Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute) paced Valpo with 10 kills on .400 hitting. Freshman Emily Campbell (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) and senior Sarah Dooms (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove) each added eight kills to go with 11 digs, while freshman Morganne Longoria (Burlington, Wis./Burlington) led the Crusader effort on the back line with 14 digs. Vanden Berg was in on six of Valpo's 10 total team blocks, and junior Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) chipped in on five rejections.

In the day's opener against nationally-ranked Ohio State, the Crusaders played point-for-point with the Buckeyes in the opening set, hitting at a .385 clip in the first frame. Valpo actually had a set point chance at 25-24, but an OSU kill kept the set alive and the Buckeyes eventually tallied 22 kills in claiming the opener. The Crusaders were within three points late in the second set at 22-19 before OSU scored three of the final four points, while Valpo never led in the final frame.

Dooms led the Crusaders against Ohio State (11-0) with nine kills, while Campbell and Vanden Berg added seven kills apiece. Longoria contributed 12 digs to go along with 11 digs from Dooms. Vanden Berg tied for match-high honors with six blocks as the Crusaders tallied eight total blocks against the Buckeyes.

Valparaiso (11-3) starts Horizon League play next weekend with a single match, as the Crusaders make the short trip to the Windy City to take on UIC. The match against the Flames is slated for a 2 p.m. start on Saturday afternoon, with live stats and live video available through ValpoAthletics.com.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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