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Valpo Falls to Detroit 12-10 in Bracket Play at the Hilltopper Classic

Sunday, March 16, 2003

Valparaiso rallied from a 10-1 deficit to tie the game at 10, but eventually fell 12-10 to Detroit on Sunday morning at the Hilltopper Classic.

Detroit scored one in the first and three more in the second before Valpo got on the scoreboard. In the bottom of the third, Kelly Silvey (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard H.S.) singled home an unearned run to cut the deficit to three.

The Titans added six in the top of the fourth before the Crusaders scored again. In the fourth, Amanda Gilbertson (Murrieta, Calif./West Albany H.S., Ore.) singled home a run and Silvey plated another on a ground out.

In the fifth, Valpo exploded for seven unearned runs with two outs. Stephanie Reinke's (Parker, Colo./J.K. Mullen H.S.) three-run double provided the big outburst to tie the game.

Detroit came back with single runs in the sixth and seventh to provide the final margin of victory though.

Lisa Ferguson picked up the win in relief for Detroit (9-5), while Gilbertson suffered the loss for the Brown and Gold.

The Crusaders will return to action on Wednesday with a doubleheader at Western Michigan. The first game is slated to begin at 2 p.m. CST.
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