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Pokorny, Root Earn All-Tournament Accolades
Jenny Pokorny was one of two Crusaders to make the All-Tournament Team. (Ray Acevedo)
Jenny Pokorny was one of two Crusaders to make the All-Tournament Team. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (0-1)
at
#21 Ohio State (1-0)
8/26/2011 | Morgantown, WV | Attendance: 50
1st2nd3rd4th5th
Valparaiso221622 -- --
Ohio State252525 -- --
Stats at a GlanceVALPOOSU
Hitting Pct..053.156
Kills3144
Errors2523
Total Attacks113135
Assists2838
Aces04
Digs5649
Blocks4.06.0
Statistical LeadersVALPOOSU
KillsBRITTON - 10
LEARY - 12
AssistsPOKORNY - 23
PETERSON - 32
AcesDANKS - 4
DigsROOT - 15
WINNER - 11
BlocksVANDEN BERG - 3
BOOTH - 3
PETERSON - 3

Monday, August 29, 2011

Senior Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) and junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) represented Valparaiso on the WVU Mountaineer Invitational All-Tournament Team as they helped lead the Crusaders to a 3-1 mark at their season-opening tournament.

Pokorny had a hand in 140 of Valpo’s 165 kills on the weekend, handing out 125 assists (nearly nine per set) while also chipping in 15 kills of her own on a team-high .317 hitting percentage.  The senior also averaged 2.64 digs and 0.57 blocks per frame as well.  Pokorny picked up a pair of double-doubles, one each day, registering 40 assists and 13 digs in the Crusaders’ come-from-behind five-set win over West Virginia before tallying 30 assists and 10 digs in the tournament-closing sweep of New Hampshire.

Root picked up right where she left off from her record-setting campaign of a year ago, recording 69 total digs on the weekend, averaging 4.93/set.  The junior led all players in the digs column in each of Valpo’s first three matches, totaling 15 digs against #21 Ohio State and 12 versus Robert Morris.  Root’s weekend was highlighted by a 33-dig effort in the five-set victory over the host Mountaineers, just two off of her career high in the category.