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Crusader Bowling Eighth After Day One at UMES Hawk Classic
Raychel Wolever and the Crusaders are in eighth place after day one. (Ray Acevedo)
Raychel Wolever and the Crusaders are in eighth place after day one. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, November 16, 2012

In a field which features eight of the nation’s top-10 teams and 13 top-20 squads in all, #9 Valparaiso ended day one of the UMES Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del. in eighth place on Friday.

The Crusaders totaled 3,777 pins through their five matches on Friday, just 53 pins out of seventh place and only 119 pins outside the top-five.  Host Maryland Eastern Shore holds the team lead with 4,275 pins, narrowly outpacing Fairleigh Dickinson (4,247 pins).

Valpo kicked off action on Friday, contested in the four-game baker format, against #15 Adelphi, but could not earn an opening win, dropping pins in each of the first three games en route to a 792-778 defeat.  Next up for the Crusaders was #RV Monmouth, and Valpo responded with a win, out-scoring Monmouth in each of the four games in a 771-683 victory.

#7 Sacred Heart was next on the docket for the Crusaders, but they would fall in a low-scoring contest, 688-651.  Valpo bounced back in the next match against #RV St. Francis (N.Y.), breaking 200 on three occasions, including its high game of the day of 230, in an 818-771 victory.  The final match of the day saw the Crusaders fall 826-759 to #10 Stephen F. Austin, as Valpo was unable to overcome back-to-back games of 244 and 255 in the middle of the match from SFA.

Valparaiso (10-13) continues action at the three-day tournament with traditional team play on Saturday.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler