Volleyball, with its Popcorn Classic championship to match the best start in program history, won 60% of the 900 total votes versus Clay Yeo's game-winning three-pointer to overthrow Oakland. Volleyball's quarterfinal victory sets up a date in the semifinals with men's tennis.
A 4-3 triumph over UIC at the Horizon League Championship - its first main bracket win since joining the HL - lifted men's tennis over Mark Johnson's 6-for-8 doubleheader versus Youngstown State on April 12th that included two home runs.
Volleyball beats Iowa, wins Popcorn Classic and matches best start in program history – Sept. 7, 2013
- A Saturday night home match for the Popcorn Classic championship, against a Big Ten team, to maintain an unbeaten record? No problem for the Valparaiso volleyball team, which matched its best start in program history (8-0) with a hard-fought 4-set win over Iowa to claim the tournament crown. It was the second straight season the Crusaders defeated a Big Ten program, and Valpo’s first win over a Big Ten team at home in program history. Morgan Beil was named tournament MVP, while Kelsey Victor led the way against the Hawkeyes with 12 kills and seven blocks.
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Men’s tennis downs UIC in Horizon League Championship – Apr. 25, 2014
- A record-setting season for the Crusader men’s tennis team – one which saw four players break the previous single-season mark for singles wins in a year – saw Valpo paired up against UIC to open the Horizon League Championship. The Crusaders claimed the doubles point and won at No. 1 and No. 5 singles, but the Flames took wins at 3, 4 and 6 as the match came down to No. 2 singles. Freshman Dave Bacalla eventually closed out an exciting three-set win, taking the third set 6-4, as Valpo earned its first main bracket win in program history at the HL tournament.
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