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Crusaders Take Down Chicago State
Mary Dent led Valpo with 12 kills Tuesday. (Ray Acevedo)
Mary Dent led Valpo with 12 kills Tuesday. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (17-10)
at
Chicago State (2-26)
10/30/2012 | Chicago, IL | Attendance: 367
1st2nd3rd4th5th
Valparaiso25162525 --
Chicago State15251311 --
Stats at a GlanceVALPOCHIST
Hitting Pct..291.124
Kills5142
Errors1426
Total Attacks127129
Assists4739
Aces52
Digs5351
Blocks10.04.0
Statistical LeadersVALPOCHIST
KillsDENT - 12
PODWELL - 11
DESIDERIO - 11
AssistsBERRINGTON - 23
BREWER - 23
AcesCUDNEY - 2
PODWELL - 1
SIOTO - 1
DigsROOT - 16
TOWNSELL - 15
BlocksVANDEN BERG - 8
VAN MUNSTER - 3

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Valparaiso volleyball team extended its winning streak to a season-long four matches on Tuesday night, downing Chicago State 3-1 (25-15, 16-15, 25-13, 25-11) in Chicago, Ill.

None of the four sets on Tuesday contained a lead change, as the score was tied just three times total over the four frames.  Valpo ran out to a 15-3 lead in the opener, including three kills from senior Mary Dent (Chicago, Ill./Von Steuben), en route to an easy first set win.  Chicago State responded in kind in set two, scoring the first nine points, and while the Crusaders cut the lead to four points at 18-14, the Cougars scored seven of the final nine points to knot the match at one set apiece.

It was all Crusaders early in set three, as three kills by redshirt sophomore Kelsey Victor (Logansport, Ind./Logansport) helped Valpo to a 7-2 lead and the Crusaders never led by less than three points the rest of the way.  Valpo scored the first four points and seven of the first eight in the fourth frame, and after Chicago State cut the edge to 14-9, the Crusaders ended the match with an 11-2 run to close out the victory.

Dent was the only Crusader to finish the night in double figures in kills, posting 12 terminations.  Five Valpo players tallied at least seven kills, however, as the Crusaders hit .291 as a team.  Victor posted eight kills on .412 hitting, joined by junior Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute) and junior Sarah Dooms (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove) with eight kills as well.  Sophomore Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) added seven kills, while freshman Kelsey Berrington (Britton, Mich./Tecumseh) handed out 23 assists and junior Ariel Cudney (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) posted 17 assists.

Vanden Berg was also in on eight of Valpo’s ten team blocks, with Dooms and Dent adding three rejections apiece.  Senior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) led all players with 16 digs and moved into seventh in NCAA history in career digs, now with 2,613 digs.

Valeria Desiderio and Alyssa Podwell led Chicago State (2-26) with 11 kills apiece, but both hit under .200 as the Crusaders held the Cougars to just .124 hitting.  Desiderio also picked up 12 digs for the match’s only double-double.

Valparaiso (17-10) continues a three-match road trip on Friday evening at 6 p.m. CDT by returning to league play at Youngstown State.  Live stats and live video through the Horizon League Network will be available through www.valpoathletics.com.

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
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
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
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
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 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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana