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Penguins Shoot Past Valpo in Youngstown
Charae Richardson made 9 of 17 field goals Saturday versus Youngstown State as part of a 19-point afternoon. (Avery Davis)
Charae Richardson made 9 of 17 field goals Saturday versus Youngstown State as part of a 19-point afternoon. (Avery Davis)
Valparaiso (3-21, 1-10 HL)
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Youngstown State (11-12, 7-3 HL)
2/15/2014 | Youngstown, Ohio - Beeghly Center | Attendance: 1421
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Valparaiso272956
Youngstown State424284
Stats at a GlanceVALPOYSU
FG Percentage.379 (25-66) .551 (27-49)
3P FG Percentage.294 (5-17) .542 (13-24)
FT Percentage1.000 (1-1) .895 (17-19)
Offensive Rebounds136
Defensive Rebounds1628
Total Rebounds2934
Turnovers1414
Steals68
Bench Points532
Statistical LeadersVALPOYSU
PointsRICHARDSON - 19
HORNBERGER - 20
ReboundsKARUNGI - 6
FLAGG - 10
AssistsMILLER - 5
HORNBERGER - 5
HIRSCH - 5
StealsDEAN - 2
RICHARDSON - 2
WALKER - 3
BlocksFLAGG - 1
HORNBERGER - 1
WALKER - 1

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) had her best offensive output since Dec. 1st, but Youngstown State drained a season-best 13 three-pointers in an 84-56 win over the Brown and Gold at the Beeghly Center in Ohio.

The fifth-year senior matched a season-high nine field goals as her 19 points paced the Crusader offense. Richardson also recorded two steals to extend her steal streak to 13 games.

Youngstown State (11-12, 7-3 Horizon) extended a one-possession lead to nine points on back-to-back triples from Monica Touvelle. Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) and Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) knocked down jumpers on consecutive trips down the court to cut Valpo's deficit to five at 18-13.

Liz Hornberger scored the next five YSU points as the Penguins enjoyed their first double-digit lead with eight and a half minutes to play in the first half. 

Richardson trimmed it to eight right out of the under 8:00 media timeout with a layup, but Youngstown responded with a 13-2 run to move comfortably ahead 36-17 going into the final media break of the half.

A Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia) lay-in moved Valpo to within 12 points with 18 seconds on the clock. YSU's Hornberger put the finishing touches on a fine first half with a deep three at the buzzer to give the Penguins a 42-27 halftime lead. 

Hornberger was 4-for-4 from beyond the arc as her 14 points led all scorers at the break. Overall, Youngstown State shot 9-of-15 from three-point range in the first half.

A 15-3 Penguin push over the final six and a half minutes blew the game wide open as YSU capitalized on a 19-1 free throw advantage. 

Karungi finished with twelve points for the Crusaders, as the junior has now tallied doubled figures in back-to-back-to-back games for the first time since December 6th-13th.   

Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) missed her first game of the season with a back injury. The senior is considered day-to-day.

Valpo matched a season-best in offensive rebounds allowed with six. The Crusaders committed just 14 turnovers for the second straight game.

The Penguin bench outscored Valpo's 32-5 in Saturday's win. Touvelle made four of her seven attempts from outside to register 14 points.

Valparaiso (3-21, 1-10 Horizon) will have a week off before it returns to the court to host Oakland (11-13, 6-5 Horizon) at the ARC in a 7:05 tip.

Next Saturday will serve as Valpo's Play 4 Kay/Pink Zone game as well as the Father-Daughter Game. Survivors will be honored prior to the game with a presentation of the game ball and t-shirts signifying their biggest defeat of all: cancer. Furthermore, each pair of father/daughter(s) that attend the game will receive a replica jersey and team-autographed poster for each daughter. The cost is $10 for each father/daughter pair and $4 for each additional daughter. 

Links to the audio, video, and live stats will be available at valpoathletics.com.

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 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
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 Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M 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 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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay