August 26, 20111st2nd3rdFinal
Valparaiso2216220
Ohio State2525253
VALPOTeam StatsOSU
.053Hitting Pct..156
31Kills44
25Errors23
113Total Attacks135
28Assists38
0Aces4
56Digs49
4.0Blocks6.0
VALPOLeadersOSU
BRITTON - 10
KillsLEARY - 12
POKORNY - 23
AssistsPETERSON - 32
AcesDANKS - 4
ROOT - 15
DigsWINNER - 11
VANDEN BERG - 3
BlocksBOOTH - 3
PETERSON - 3
August 26, 20111st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
Valparaiso25211926153
West Virginia16252524122
VALPOTeam StatsWVU
.125Hitting Pct..088
51Kills59
29Errors41
176Total Attacks205
50Assists56
4Aces6
89Digs87
10.0Blocks8.0
VALPOLeadersWVU
BRITTON - 12
KillsKEARNEY - 22
POKORNY - 40
AssistsPOST - 44
DOOMS - 2
AcesPOST - 2
RUSSO - 2
ROOT - 33
DigsRUSSO - 23
BEIL - 5
BlocksMcCOY - 5
August 27, 20111st2nd3rdFinal
Robert Morris122390
Valparaiso2525253
RMUTeam StatsVALPO
.095Hitting Pct..323
30Kills40
21Errors9
95Total Attacks96
30Assists38
0Aces5
36Digs40
7.0Blocks5.0
RMULeadersVALPO
VEITH - 9
KillsBEIL - 7
HOFFMAN - 30
AssistsPOKORNY - 32
AcesHOBBS - 2
ROBB - 8
MONGER - 8
DigsROOT - 12
JAY - 4
BlocksPOKORNY - 3
August 27, 20111st2nd3rdFinal
New Hampshire1717110
Valparaiso2525253
UNHTeam StatsVALPO
.086Hitting Pct..316
27Kills43
18Errors13
105Total Attacks95
26Assists38
2Aces2
34Digs54
3.0Blocks8.0
UNHLeadersVALPO
THATCHER - 10
KillsDOOMS - 10
DUNKLAU - 12
FALCUSAN - 12
AssistsPOKORNY - 30
LAGUERRE - 1
TOLLIVER - 1
AcesDOOMS - 1
CHRABASZCZ - 1
SCHNEPP - 13
DigsDOOMS - 11
HAUCH - 11
DICK - 2
BlocksBEIL - 3
POKORNY - 3
VANDEN BERG - 3
Pokorny, Root Earn All-Tournament Accolades
Jenny Pokorny was one of two Crusaders to make the All-Tournament Team. (Ray Acevedo)
Pokorny, Root Earn All-Tournament Accolades
Monday, August 29, 2011

Senior Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) and junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) represented Valparaiso on the WVU Mountaineer Invitational All-Tournament Team as they helped lead the Crusaders to a 3-1 mark at their season-opening tournament.

Pokorny had a hand in 140 of Valpo’s 165 kills on the weekend, handing out 125 assists (nearly nine per set) while also chipping in 15 kills of her own on a team-high .317 hitting percentage.  The senior also averaged 2.64 digs and 0.57 blocks per frame as well.  Pokorny picked up a pair of double-doubles, one each day, registering 40 assists and 13 digs in the Crusaders’ come-from-behind five-set win over West Virginia before tallying 30 assists and 10 digs in the tournament-closing sweep of New Hampshire.

Root picked up right where she left off from her record-setting campaign of a year ago, recording 69 total digs on the weekend, averaging 4.93/set.  The junior led all players in the digs column in each of Valpo’s first three matches, totaling 15 digs against #21 Ohio State and 12 versus Robert Morris.  Root’s weekend was highlighted by a 33-dig effort in the five-set victory over the host Mountaineers, just two off of her career high in the category.