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Crusader Volleyball Back on Winning Track With Win at Wright State
Ariel Cudney registered five service aces Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Ariel Cudney registered five service aces Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (17-11, 8-5 Horizon)
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Wright State (4-22, 3-10 Horizon)
10/29/2011 | Wright State | Attendance: 230
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Valparaiso252525 -- --
Wright State42016 -- --
Stats at a GlanceVALPOWSU
Hitting Pct..317.094
Kills4429
Errors617
Total Attacks120128
Assists3927
Aces71
Digs7359
Blocks5.03.0
Statistical LeadersVALPOWSU
KillsBEIL - 10
GODINA - 8
AssistsPOKORNY - 29
SCHUBERT - 23
AcesCUDNEY - 5
SPLINTER - 1
DigsROOT - 17
LEVY - 15
BlocksBEIL - 2
POKORNY - 2
HAUCH - 2
VANDEN BERG - 2
NORMAN - 2

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Valparaiso set a new program record for fewest points allowed in a set, crushing Wright State in the opening frame en route to a 3-0 (25-4, 25-20, 25-16) victory in Dayton, Ohio Saturday afternoon.

The Crusaders surrendered just four points in the first set, breaking their previous mark of seven set in the Horizon League Championship semifinal last season at Milwaukee.  The Raiders and Crusaders were actually tied at two early in the opener before a 10-0 Valpo run opened things up.  Ariel Cudney (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) had a pair of service aces during the spurt, while Lindsey Hauch (Coloma, Mich./Coloma) had three terminations as well.

Wright State got a point back on a Valpo attack error, but the Crusaders responded with four more points in a row, including two more Hauch kills, for a 16-3 lead.  After a kill by the Raiders, a service error gave the serve back to Valpo, and the Crusaders served up the final eight points of the 25-4 win, four of which were kills by Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette).

Valpo actually tallied the first four points of the second set as well, including two more aces by Cudney, for a 27-2 run spanning the first two sets.  Up 10-6, an 8-1 run, including two more Beil kills, pushed the lead out into insurmountable territory at 18-7.  Wright State would go on a 7-2 spurt late in the frame to close within 24-20, but a kill by Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute) gave Valpo a two-set lead into the in-game break.

Again a Cudney trip to the service line was key in the third set, as a kill by Hauch gave Valpo a 13-9 lead just past the midway point.  Vanden Berg and Hauch then tallied consecutive terminations to push the advantage to six points, and then Cudney registered her fifth ace of the match to make it a 16-9 contest.  The sweep was academic from there, and a service error by the Raiders eventually ended the showdown in Valpo’s favor.

Beil paced the Crusader offense with 10 kills on .500 hitting Saturday, while Vanden Berg and Hauch each registered seven kills without committing an attack error.  In fact, Valpo hit .317 and committed just six total hitting errors on the night.  Cudney tallied up five service aces, tying for the fifth-most in a three-set match in Valpo history, while Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) led a stout Crusader back-line effort with 17 digs.  Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) posted a double-double as well with 29 assists and 16 digs.

Ashley Langjahr led Wright State (4-22, 3-10 Horizon) with seven kills Saturday afternoon.  Aimee Schubert picked up a double-double of 23 assists and 11 digs.

Valparaiso (17-11, 8-5 Horizon) returns to action Friday evening at Youngstown State at 6 p.m. CDT.  Live audio is available through WVUR, 95.1 FM, Valparaiso and live video through the Horizon League Network.  Links to both, as well as live stats, will be posted on www.valpoathletics.com.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
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
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W 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
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo