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Constien's Power Lifts Valpo to Series Sweep of UMKC

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Karen Constien (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) homered twice in the opener and once in game two to help Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of UMKC on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University softball field. The Crusaders won the opener 7-2 and the nightcap 2-0.

In the opener, the Crusaders scored a pair of unearned runs in the opening inning. Monica Rowan (Evergreen Park, Ill./Evergreen Park H.S.) scored on a throwing error with two outs and Taylor Callahan (Grayson, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian H.S.) singled home Constien. Valpo added another unearned run in the third as Lisa Setzler (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) scored on a two out error.

Constien started her power serge in the third with a two-run blast to left. The Brown and Gold added a third run in the frame as Bridget Schwoegler (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) doubled home Callahan with two outs. Constien added an insurance run in the fifth with a leadoff homerun.

UMKC scored a pair of runs in the sixth as Jamie McGrath singled home Amber White and Kacie Tietgen scored on a wild pitch.

Amanda Gilbertson (Murrieta, Calif./West Albany H.S., Ore.) registered the win, striking out four over four innings. Brittany Atteberry (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) picked up her second save of the year going the final three innings. Tisha Abell suffered the loss for UMKC.

Callahan went 3-for-3 in the opener, while Setzler and Schwoegler each had two hits in two at-bats. White and McGrath each had two hits for the Kangaroos.

Game two saw Kelly Silvey (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard H.S.) lead off the bottom of the first with a homerun down the leftfield line. With two outs, Constien hit her third round-tripper of the day to left, which finished off the scoring for the afternoon.

Gilbertson spun a five hit shutout striking out four to improve her record to 9-10 on the season. Jenny Schade suffered the loss for UMKC, combining with Veronica Weaver on a four-hitter. Lindsay Bauer had two hits for the Kangaroos in the nightcap.

Valpo (17-23, 11-5 Mid-Con) swept the four game weekend series with the Kangaroos and improved to 9-1 at home this season. UMKC falls to 7-33 overall, 5-11 in the Mid-Con.
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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 Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
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Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
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Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
M 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
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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
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Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
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Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
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May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
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May 3
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May 3
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Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
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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.
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