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Valparaiso Finishes 11th at Crusader Classic

Sunday, November 10, 2013

#14 Valparaiso finished 11th as the fifth annual Crusader Classic concluded Sunday at Inman's in Valparaiso.

The Crusaders took #1 Nebraska down to the wire in the day's opening match, contested in the best-of-seven baker format. Valpo took games two and three to open a 2-1 advantage, and after dropping the next two games, won game six to force a decisive seventh game. But the Huskers beat the Crusaders 180-166 in the finale to deny Valpo its eighth win all-time over an opponent ranked atop the national polls.

Entering bracket play for the final two matches of the tournament, Valpo dropped a 4-1 decision to Alma. The Crusaders rebounded in the final match of the weekend, however, defeating #19 Prairie View A&M 4-2 thanks to final two games of 234 and 215.

#4 Arkansas State defeated Nebraska, 4-1, to earn the tournament championship.

Valparaiso (12-15) returns to action in two weeks at the Big Red Invitational, hosted by Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. The three-day event begins on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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