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Crusaders Drop Finale at Morehead State
Morgan Beil picked up 10 kills and eight blocks. (Ray Acevedo)
Morgan Beil picked up 10 kills and eight blocks. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (5-6)
at
Morehead State (5-6)
9/8/2012 | Morehead, Ky. | Attendance: 390
1st2nd3rd4th5th
Valparaiso142525165
Morehead State2522202515
Stats at a GlanceVALPOMOR
Hitting Pct..065.191
Kills4066
Errors2931
Total Attacks170183
Assists3758
Aces33
Digs7685
Blocks11.013.0
Statistical LeadersVALPOMOR
KillsBEIL - 10
ROBERSON - 22
AssistsBERRINGTON - 27
CLARK - 49
AcesDOOMS - 1
VANDEN BERG - 1
ROOT - 1
CLARK - 1
BOHANNON - 1
ROTH - 1
DigsROOT - 32
SCHELLHAAS - 25
BlocksVICTOR - 9
GRUENSCHLAEGER - 8

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Redshirt sophomore Kelsey Victor (Logansport, Ind./Logansport) picked up a career-high nine blocks, while sophomore Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) added eight blocks, but it wasn't enough for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders dropped the finale of the MSU Eagle Challenge to host Morehead State, 3-2 (25-14, 22-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-5). Beil represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team.

The first set was back-and-forth early on, with Valpo claiming a 12-11 lead approaching the midway point on a block by senior Mary Dent (Chicago, Ill./Von Steuben) and junior Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute). But Morehead State dominated the rest of the opener, closing the frame on a 14-2 run, with the Crusaders' only two points coming on a pair of service errors by the Eagles.

The second set looked to be trending in MSU's direction as well, as the Eagles led 21-18 after a 4-1 mini-spurt followed a 17-all tie. But the Crusaders rallied, as a pair of Eagle attack errors, combined with a kill from Beil, tied the set at 21 apiece. Beil then registered another kill as Valpo regained the lead, forcing an MSU timeout. But that wouldn't slow the momentum, as Beil and Victor combined on a block and freshman Kelsey Berrington (Britton, Mich./Tecumseh) converted a setter dump to give Valpo three set points. The Crusaders would convert the second on a kill by redshirt sophomore Lindsey Hauch (Coloma, Mich./Coloma) to tie the match at one set apiece.

A big early run by the Crusaders proved to be the difference in the third set, as Valpo jumped out to a 7-2 advantage. Hauch picked up two kills during the opening run, while Victor and junior Sarah Dooms (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove) each registered a termination as well. The Crusader lead never fell below three points the rest of the way as Valpo took a 2-1 advantage in the match. But Valpo would be unable to complete the road victory, as Morehead State never trailed in either of the final two sets to earn the win.

Beil was the only Crusader to reach double figures in kills, posting 10 kills on .348 hitting to go with her eight blocks. Hauch hit .320 with nine kills, committing just one attack error, and also tallied 11 digs. Junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) paced the back-line effort with 32 digs, while Dooms added 14 digs of her own.

Valparaiso (5-6) closes out pre-league play next weekend at the Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, Ind. The Crusaders kick off action against the host Hoosiers on Friday evening, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. CDT. Live stats for the match will be available through www.valpoathletics.com.

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
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay