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Valpo Drops Dual Opener at Cleveland State
David Sivek finished second in the 50 free on Saturday.
David Sivek finished second in the 50 free on Saturday.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

                Cleveland State posted victories in all 13 events on Saturday afternoon as the Vikings defeated Valparaiso 174-52 in the Crusaders’ dual meet opener in Cleveland, Ohio.

                 David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) earned a runner-up finish for the Crusaders in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.15 seconds, just .11 seconds off of the pace.

                 Kurtis Malone (Pekin, Ill./Pekin H.S.) also finished second for the Brown and Gold in both the one-meter and three-meter diving with scores of 222.60 and 189.60 respectively.  His one-meter performance ranks seventh on Valpo’s all-time list.

                 “Cleveland State is really strong but I thought we had hung tough in most events and had some good swims today,” head coach Bryan Morrison said afterwards.

                 Valparaiso (0-1) will return to action next Saturday evening as the Crusaders head to Cincinnati, Ohio to battle Xavier.  The first event is set to begin at 5 p.m. CDT.