The Valparaiso University volleyball team closes out a five-match homestand, hosting Milwaukee and Green Bay in Horizon League play on Friday and Saturday, respectively, before facing Chicago State in non-league action at the ARC Tuesday evening. Friday will serve as the Crusaders’ annual breast cancer awareness match, as survivors of breast cancer will be honored prior to the match. Saturday is Student Appreciation Day and Parents Night as well.
Valparaiso University sophomore middle hitter Taylor Graboski earned the first weekly award of her career from the Horizon League office on Monday, as she was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week.
Missed opportunities in a trio of tight sets doomed the Valparaiso University volleyball team on Friday night at the ARC, as the Crusaders lost in Horizon League play for the first time this season to defending league champion Oakland, 3-1 (25-23, 16-25, 27-25, 25-23). Kelsey Berrington surpassed the 1,000-dig milestone for her career in the loss, while Taylor Graboski set a new career high with 15 kills.
The Valparaiso volleyball team looks to extend its perfect start to Horizon League play Friday evening as the Crusaders host defending league champion Oakland at the ARC. Senior setter Kelsey Berrington enters the match just three digs shy of 1,000 for her career.
Strong performances all over the court Tuesday evening at the ARC led to a 3-1 (25-18, 25-27, 25-20, 25-15) victory for the Valparaiso University volleyball team over UIC in Horizon League play. The win moved the Crusaders’ record to 15-2 on the year, just the second time in program history they’ve held a 15-2 mark, and pushed Valpo atop the Horizon League standings at 3-0.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team made it a perfect 2-0 weekend on the road to start off Horizon League play with a 3-0 sweep (25-18, 27-25, 25-20) of Wright State in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday afternoon. The win moves the Crusaders to 14-2 overall on the season.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team proved to be an unwelcome guest in Northern Kentucky’s first-ever home event in Horizon League play in any sport, as the Crusaders defeated the Norse, 3-1 (25-15, 32-30, 20-25, 25-23) Friday night in Highland Heights, Ky.
Valparaiso opens up Horizon League play on the road this weekend, taking on league newcomer Northern Kentucky before heading to Wright State. The Crusaders then return home for a league match versus UIC Tuesday night. Check out head coach Carin Avery's thoughts on the performance of her squad to date in this week's edition of the Valpo Coaches Show.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team came up just one set shy of claiming another in-season tournament crown, as the Crusaders dropped the tournament finale at the ISU Classic in Terre Haute to host Indiana State Saturday night, 3-2 (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 22-25, 15-12). Valpo, which defeated Western Illinois earlier in the day 3-1 (23-25, 25-11, 25-16, 25-18), was represented on the All-Tournament Team by sophomore Allison Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian).