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Crusaders Fall at #12 Green Bay
Tabitha Gerardot looks for the ball in the post. (Terri Wagner)
Tabitha Gerardot looks for the ball in the post. (Terri Wagner)
Valparaiso (8-18, 4-11 HL)
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#12 Green Bay (24-1, 14-1 HL)
2/23/2012 | Green Bay, Wis. - Kress Events Center | Attendance: 3114
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Valparaiso112536
#12 Green Bay314172
Stats at a GlanceVALPOGREENBAY
FG Percentage.333 (15-45) .448 (26-58)
3P FG Percentage.308 (4-13) .182 (4-22)
FT Percentage.500 (2-4) .842 (16-19)
Offensive Rebounds1313
Defensive Rebounds2119
Total Rebounds3432
Turnovers299
Steals310
Bench Points923
Statistical LeadersVALPOGREENBAY
PointsGERARDOT - 9
BAUER - 17
ReboundsVARNER - 7
WOJTA - 10
AssistsRICHARDS - 4
WOJTA - 5
StealsRICHARDS - 1
TIMMERMAN - 1
HORTON - 1
QUILLING - 3
BlocksBAUER - 2
Laura Richards looks for a passing lane against a Green Bay defender. (Terri Wagner)
Laura Richards looks for a passing lane against a Green Bay defender. (Terri Wagner)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Valparaiso began its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening against #12 Green Bay and dropped a 72-36 decision to the Phoenix at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.

“Green Bay is a very good team,” head coach Keith Freeman said.  “They show you a lot of pressure and they contest every pass.  They were on top of their game today.”

The Phoenix held Valpo to just 11 first half points and forced 29 turnovers for the game while clinching at least a share of their 14th consecutive conference title.

“(Jessica) Carr and (Ashley) Timmerman were restricted on their minutes tonight so many times the only guard on the floor was Laura Richards,” Freeman stated.  “That’s tough against a team like this.”

Green Bay scored the game’s first 16 points as the Crusaders started 0-for-8 from the floor and committed five turnovers.  Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) finally put the Crusaders on the scoreboard at the 11:18 mark.

The hosts increased their lead to 27-7 with just under four minutes to play in the half.  Valpo scored the final four points of the stanza though, the last on a Richards lay-in at the buzzer, and trailed 31-11 at the break.

Green Bay went on a 15-0 second half run to put the game out of reach, pushing its lead to 53-19 and eventually built a 43-point advantage before the Crusaders finished with nine of the game’s final 11 points.

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) led the Crusaders with nine points while Richards and Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr Reeve H.S.) each added seven.  Richards also handed out four assists while Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.

Lydia Bauer led Green Bay (24-1, 14-1 Horizon) with 17 points while Julie Wojta added 16 points and 10 boards.  Stephanie Sension also tallied double figures with 12 points for the Phoenix, which shot 44.8% from the floor.

“We just need to move on from this game and get ready for Milwaukee on Saturday,” Freeman concluded.

Valparaiso (8-18, 4-11) will stay in the state of Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon to wrap up the road portion of the 2011-2012 regular season.  The Crusaders will travel to Milwaukee to face the Panthers in a 2 p.m. tip.

Game Notes: Green Bay leads the all-time series 24-4 and has won nine straight meetings … Richards and Gerardot both played all 40 minutes … Horton finished the game with a career-high five rebounds.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
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