The Valparaiso volleyball team will head to the 2011 Horizon League Championship in Milwaukee, Wis. next weekend as the fourth seed, opening tournament play in a quarterfinal against fifth-seeded UIC at 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
Valparaiso enters the tournament at 19-13 overall and went 9-7 in Horizon League play this year. The Flames are 14-14 overall and went 7-9 in league action. Valpo swept both meetings in 2011 against UIC, winning 25-21, 25-19, 25-13 at the ARC on Sept. 14 and 25-16, 25-13, 25-21 in Chicago on Oct. 14.
The other quarterfinal features third-seeded Butler against sixth-seeded Green Bay. The lowest remaining seed from Friday’s action takes on host and top-seeded Milwaukee Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., while the highest remaining seed faces second-seeded Cleveland State at 5 p.m. The league title match is slated for Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Live video through the Horizon League Network and live stats will be available for all of Valpo’s matches at www.valpoathletics.com.