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Valpo Looks To Rebound Against Campbellsville

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

VALPARAISO (0-1) vs. CAMPBELLSVILLE (0-1)

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 14 - noon CT.
WHERE: Brown Field, Valparaiso, Indiana.

RADIO: 1500-AM (WAKE) - Todd Ickow and Tim Harwood announcing. 95.1-FM (WVUR).

TV: (tape-delay) - AT&T Cable - Channel 43 in Valparaiso - Dick Harlan and Bill Koch announcing. Airs Thurs., Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m.

THE COACHES: Valparaiso is guided by Tom Horne, who is 53-82-1 in his 14th season at Valpo. Campbellsville is led by Ron Finley, who is 74-76-1 in his 15th season.

SERIES RECORD: First Meeting

LAST WEEK: Valpo lost to Morehead State 27-17 last Saturday in Valparaiso. Campbellsville lost to Austin Peay 45-36 last Saturday in Campbellsville, Ky.

WHAT'S NEXT: Valpo plays at Tennessee Tech next Saturday (Sept. 21) at noon.

VALPO PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Valpo Players of the Week (named by the coaching staff): Offense - David Macchi, Jr, quarterback; Defense - Kevin Schaekel, Fr., cornerback; Special Teams - Bryan Hollermeier, Sr., punt returner; Offensive Scout Team - Joe Milazzo, So., quarterback; Defensive Scout Team - James Riker, Fr., defensive end.

After opening the 2002 campaign with a 27-17 loss to Morehead State, Valpo (0-1) will host Campbellsville (0-1) on Saturday at noon. The game is the first-ever between the schools.

The Crusaders received a 300-yard passing performance from David Macchi in his first start last Saturday. A junior from San Jose, Cal./West Valley College, Macchi completed 24 of 35 passes for 300 yards and one touchdown. Macchi's favorite target was junior Ryan Barno (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette), who amassed a career-high 139 receiving yards on six catches, including a 62-yard touchdown.

Campbellsville lost its home and season opener 45-36 to Austin Peay. The two teams combined for 1,005 yards in total offense as Campbellsville exploded for 545 yards, including 335 through the air.

MORE CRUSADER HIGHLIGHTS....

Bryan Hollermeier, a senior from Denver, Co./Mullen, averaged 21.3 yards per punt return against Morehead State. He amassed 85 yards on four returns, which included returns of 28, 23, 18 and 16 yards.....sophomore wide receiver Rob Giancola (Whiting, Ind./HS) made five receptions for 47 yards.....sophomore Chris Daniels (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame) caught four passes for 32 yards and rushed for a seven-yard touchdown.....freshman Brad Smeja (Oak Brook, Ill./Downers Grove North) caught three passes (18 yards) and returned one punt for 14 yards.....sophomore Kevin Knutson (River Falls, Wis./HS) made two receptions for 37 yards, including a 32-yarder.....sophomore Casey Liddle (Blue Springs, Mo./South) made two catches for 18 yards......freshman cornerback Kevin Schaekel (St. Paul, Minn./Concordia Academy) was involved in nine tackles and led the Crusaders with five solo stops. Schaekel and junior free safety John Tsahas (Lake Station, Ind./Edison) had two pass breakups each. Tsahas also made nine tackles.....junior middle linebacker Lawrence Canada (Mequon, Wis./Lane College) made eight tackles...freshman outside linebacker Kris Hardaway (Portage, Ind./HS) and junior strong safety Jeffrey Vlk (Downers Grove, Ill./Montini Catholic) each recorded seven stops.....freshman tackle Brad Riley (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) made one sack for 11 yards......junior punter Ryan Bateman (Chester, Cal./Shasta JC) averaged 44.5 yards on two punts, including a long of 50 yards......senior kicker Adam Hudak (Lowell, Ind./HS) booted a 30-yard field goal and converted both extra point kicks.

"Valparaiso University Football", head coach Tom Horne's TV Show, airs Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. on Channel 43 in Valpo, Thursdays at 6 p.m. on Channel 44 in Portage and at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 3 in Michigan City and Merrillville. This week's player guest is sophomore defensive end Bill Marshall.

A LOOK AT CAMPBELLSVILLE:

The Fighting Tigers (0-1) are members of the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference. After compiling a 10-3 mark a year ago, Campbellsville dropped an offensive slugfest (45-36) to Austin Peay in the season opener last Saturday. Coach Ron Finley's squad features solid talent at the offensive skill positions. The offense is ignited by senior quarterback J.C. Savasuk, who passed for 327 yards and four touchdowns against APSU. He completed 22 of 38 passes and threw four interceptions. Two Fighting Tiger receivers compiled more than 100 yards in the opener. Sophomore flanker Ricky Gehres made nine receptions for 153 yards and one touchdown, while senior wide receiver Shane Riley caught six passes for 109 yards and one score. Junior tailback Derek Skaggs (66 yards, 12 carries) and senior fullback Brian Rowland (56 yards, 9 carries) lead a balanced rushing attack. Middle linebacker Josh Schindler (12 tackles) and outside linebacker Matt Quinn (9 tackles) lead the defense.

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 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo