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Flames Get Past Crusaders
Flavia Segatto earned a convincing first-place finish in the 200 yard butterfly Saturday versus UIC.
Flavia Segatto earned a convincing first-place finish in the 200 yard butterfly Saturday versus UIC.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Less than 24 hours after Valpo met the Phoenix in Green Bay, the Crusaders dropped a dual meet to UIC in Chicago. The men's team suffered a 160-69 defeat while the women's team came up short by a 145-81 score. 

Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan) claimed an individual win in the 200 yard butterfly with a 2:16.04 result. The junior bested UIC's Devon O'Neil by more than five seconds in the finals. 

Emily Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) also secured a victory Saturday. Trimpe won the 200 yard breaststroke (2:41.56) after turning in a strong second-place finish in the 100 yard freestyle (58.94). The freshman edged out fellow freshman teammate Allie Berry (Brighton, Mich./Brighton) by fewer than two-tenths of a second (59.12). 

Sophomore Ciara Lightner (Dixon, Ill./Dixon) was less than a second after UIC's Katherine Hare in the 200 yard backstroke. Lightner was awarded three points for her third-place finish.

Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West) turned in a similar third-place time in the 500 yard freestyle. Bretl earned three points for her 5:29.40 time. 

The Flames swept the diving competitions.

On the men's side, Gonzalo Castro Diaz (Mexico City, Mexico) gave the Brown and Gold a pair of formidable second place turnouts. The sophomore received four points for his 4:16.68 performance in the 400 yard IM before doing the same in the 200 yard butterfly. Castro Diaz hit the wall at 1:58.68, just ahead of UIC's Ramiro Almaraz (1:58.77). 

Brian Wasicak (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West) garnered three points for clocking a third-place 17:29.58 time in the 1650 yard freestyle.

Frederick Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) and Alec Domjan (Jackson, Mo./Notre Dame Regional) combined to get three points in the 200 yard freestyle.

Jenny later recorded a three-point, third-place finish in the 500 yard freestyle thanks to a 5:02.60 time. 

Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard) registered an individual victory in the 200 yard breaststroke. The senior clinched nine team points for his 2:08.97 time. Atolo Tuinukuafe (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) turned in a 2:24.02 result, which gave him four points. Wasicak rounded out the podium finish for the Crusaders with a 2:26.55 time.

Both 400 yard freestyle relay teams were awarded first place. The women's squad of Lightner, Berry, Lauren Knop (Geneva, Ill./Geneva), and Bretl stopped the clock at 3:57.30 which equaled 11 points.

Domjan, Trent Chamness (Elkhart, Ind./Concord), William Mathe (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel), and Zach Christenson (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) matched the women's outcome with a 3:19.62 time.

Valpo will conclude its regular season on Saturday, Feb. 8th at the ARC when the team celebrates Senior Day. The dual meet is slated to begin at 2:00 pm.

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Apr 8 Valpo 8
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
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