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Valpo Drops 3-1 Decision at Butler
Katie Britton picked up 14 kills Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Katie Britton picked up 14 kills Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (16-11, 7-5)
at
Butler (11-13, 7-5)
10/28/2011 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Attendance: 392
1st2nd3rd4th5th
Valparaiso16192516 --
Butler25252225 --
Stats at a GlanceVALPOBU
Hitting Pct..061.184
Kills5342
Errors4215
Total Attacks179147
Assists4736
Aces34
Digs8465
Blocks4.023.0
Statistical LeadersVALPOBU
KillsBRITTON - 14
BAMIRO - 10
AssistsPOKORNY - 37
VERA - 32
AcesROOT - 2
OBERT - 2
DigsHAUCH - 20
ROOT - 20
RUFFOLO - 21
BlocksBEIL - 2
POKORNY - 2
HARBISON - 11
RANDICH - 11

Friday, October 28, 2011

Valparaiso came out on the wrong end of a 3-1 (25-16, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16) decision Friday evening in Indianapolis, Ind. against Butler, despite a match-best 14 kills from senior Katie Britton (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian).

The Crusaders fell victim to big Butler runs in each of the first two sets.  The opener was tight past the midway point, with Valpo within one at 14-13 after a kill by junior Mary Dent (Chicago, Ill./Von Steuben).  But Butler rattled off five straight points to take control.  Then, in the second frame, the Crusaders and Bulldogs were tied at 17 before Butler scored four straight points and eight of the final ten.

Valpo rallied to take the third set and extend the match to a fourth frame.  Trailing 15-10, the Crusaders went on a 7-1 run, including three kills from Britton and capped by a block by freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) and redshirt freshman Lindsey Hauch (Coloma, Mich./Coloma), to take a brief 17-16 lead.  Butler responded with three straight points, however, to take a 19-17 advantage.

The teams would trade sideouts for the next seven points, with Valpo pulling within one on another kill by Britton at 22-21.  A Bulldog hitting error tied the set and forced Butler to use its second and final timeout.  Out of the stoppage, junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) registered a service ace to give the Crusaders the lead, and another attack error by Butler gave Valpo set point.  Fittingly, it was Britton, who ended the set with six kills, with the final termination to give the Crusaders the third frame.

But Butler quickly took control of the fourth and final set, jumping out to a 6-2 lead en route to a 14-6 advantage.  Valpo scored seven of the next ten points, including four kills by Britton, to close within 17-13, but the Bulldogs answered with three straight points to retain the momentum and eventually go on to the victory.

Britton’s 14 kills came on .286 hitting, as the senior committed just four attack errors.  Beil added 10 kills as well, but Valpo hit just .061 on the night, committing 42 hitting errors, 23 of which were Butler blocks.  Root and Hauch posted 20 digs apiece.

Maureen Bamiro led Butler (11-13, 7-5 Horizon) with 10 kills on .333 hitting and also registered seven blocks.  Maggie Harbison and Claire Randich each were on in 11 rejections.

Valparaiso (16-11, 7-5 Horizon) closes out the weekend league road swing with a match at Wright State on Saturday afternoon.  First serve is slated for 3 p.m. CDT, with live stats available at www.valpoathletics.com.

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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
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
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
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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
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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
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