Valparaiso has earned the fourth seed for the 2010 Horizon League Volleyball Championship and will face fifth-seeded Green Bay in the first round of the tournament, Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Milwaukee, Wis.
The Crusaders finished the regular season at 24-7 overall and 10-6 in league play to finish in fourth place, while Green Bay enters tournament play at 12-18 overall and 8-8 within the league. Valpo swept the season series from the Phoenix, earning 3-1 victories in Green Bay on Oct. 2 and at home on Oct. 29.
Opposite the Crusaders-Phoenix matchup in the first round will be third-seeded Cleveland State against sixth-seeded UIC. The lower remaining seed will take on host Milwaukee Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the first semifinal, while the higher remaining seed will play Butler at 3:30 p.m. The championship match is set for 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, with the champion earning the Horizon League's automatic berth to the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
All of the Crusaders' matches from the 2010 Horizon League Championship can be heard live at www.valpoathletics.com, while Friday and Sunday's matches will be live over the airwaves of WVUR, 95.1 FM, Valparaiso as well. The official Crusader website will also have links for live stats and live chats for each match.