The Valparaiso University volleyball team won its third straight match to begin the season for the first time since 1990 on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Nevada 30-21, 30-28, 30-22 in the Titan Classic held in Fullerton, Calif.
The Crusaders hit .287 for the match while holding the Wolfpack to just .094 hitting and outblocked Nevada 13-5 in the triumph.
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) led the Brown and Gold with nine kills and six blocks, while hitting .375 for the match. Michelle Robinson (Bloomington, Ill./Normal H.S.) added eight kills, while Marion Hansen (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) and Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) tallied seven kills each.
Sarah Schmalz (Corona, Calif./Riverside Christian H.S.) added five blocks for the Crusaders while Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) and Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.) each registered ten digs.
Brianne Davis posted 17 kills for Nevada, while Emily Donaldson added ten more. Salaia Salave`a and Karen Adams each had ten digs for the Wolfpack.
Valpo, which handed Nevada (2-1) its first loss of the season, will look to move to 4-0 for the first time in school history on Saturday evening when the Brown and Gold conclude tournament play with a match against Fordham, beginning at 7:30 p.m. CDT.