The Valparaiso University volleyball team came up one step shy of claiming the Horizon League tournament championship, as the Crusaders fell in the title match to top-seeded Cleveland State 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-18) Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio. Senior setter Kelsey Berrington (Britton, Mich./Tecumseh) and sophomore outside hitter Allison Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team moved one step away from capturing the Horizon League title and the corresponding automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, as the third-seeded Crusaders defeated second-seeded Oakland Saturday evening, 3-1 (21-25, 25-22, 32-30, 25-21), in semifinal action at the Horizon League Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. With the win, the Crusaders will face top-seeded Cleveland State for the title Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. CT.
It was a gutsy performance by the Valparaiso University volleyball team on Friday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio, as Valpo rallied from down two sets to one to take down Milwaukee, 3-2 (25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 25-17, 15-11) in the opening round of the Horizon League Championship. With the win, the third-seeded Crusaders will take on second-seeded Oakland in the semifinals Saturday at 4:30 p.m. CT.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team heads off to the 2015 Horizon League Volleyball Championship this weekend in search of the league tournament title and the automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. The Crusaders, who earned the third seed for the tournament, will take on sixth-seeded Milwaukee Friday on the first day of the three-day tournament.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team had four players earn Horizon League postseason accolades, as the league announced its annual award winners on Monday. Junior Emily Campbell (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) and sophomore Allison Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) both were All-League honorees, while rookies Katherine Carlson (Lake Orion, Mich./Notre Dame Prep) and Kayla Currier (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) earned spots on the league’s All-Freshman squad.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team made sure its lone senior, setter Kelsey Berrington (Britton, Mich./Tecumseh), would go out a winner in her final career match at the ARC, as the Crusaders downed league regular season champion Cleveland State Saturday evening, 3-1 (25-20, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18). Valpo heads to the Horizon League Championship in Cleveland next weekend as the third seed, and will face sixth-seeded Milwaukee Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. CT.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team hardly took a misstep on the attack Friday evening in a Horizon League matchup with Youngstown State at the ARC as the Crusaders rolled to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-13) sweep of the Penguins. With the win, Valpo improved to 24-7 overall and 10-4 in league play, securing the third seed for the upcoming Horizon League Championship.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team closes out the regular season with a pair of home matches this weekend, hosting Youngstown State for a special 5 p.m. first serve on Friday before welcoming league leader Cleveland State on Saturday at 4 p.m. Friday will serve as the program’s Honor Your Professor night, the first 200 fans in attendance will receive free t-shirts and a purchase of one game ticket for Friday night grants admission to both athletic events. On Saturday, the Crusaders will honor their lone senior, Kelsey Berrington, following the match with a Senior Day ceremony.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team fell short in its quest to make it a perfect four-match road swing in Horizon League play, as the Crusaders suffered a 3-1 (25-21, 25-19, 29-31, 25-21) defeat Saturday afternoon at Milwaukee.