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Crusader women drop road contest at UIC
Charae Richardson scored a career-high 18 points against UIC on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Charae Richardson scored a career-high 18 points against UIC on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (6-10, 1-2)
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UIC (6-10, 2-1)
1/19/2013 | Chicago, Ill. (UIC Pavilion) | Attendance: 0
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Valparaiso373875
UIC384482
Stats at a GlanceVALPOUIC
FG Percentage.500 (28-56) .426 (29-68)
3P FG Percentage.409 (9-22) .278 (5-18)
FT Percentage.625 (10-16) .679 (19-28)
Offensive Rebounds1321
Defensive Rebounds2319
Total Rebounds3640
Turnovers2012
Steals615
Bench Points2415
Statistical LeadersVALPOUIC
PointsRICHARDSON - 18
Terri Bender - 22
ReboundsGERARDOT - 8
Taylor Foulks - 11
AssistsRICHARDSON - 5
GERARDOT - 5
Taylor Foulks - 4
Terri Bender - 4
Rachel Story - 4
StealsRICHARDS - 4
Terri Bender - 5
BlocksGERARDOT - 1
Taylor Foulks - 1
Heidi Dahnke - 1

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored a career-high 18 points, and the Crusaders tied a season-best with nine made 3-pointers, but it was not enough as Valparaiso dropped an 82-75 Horizon League decision at UIC on Saturday afternoon.

The Crusaders shot 9-of-22 from behind the arc and were 28-of-56 from the field, but UIC forced 20 Valparaiso turnovers had a 21-13 edge in offensive rebounds.

“Our defense really broke down and we didn’t rebound the ball, and that’s something we really hang our hat on, rebounding and defense,” Crusader head coach Tracey Dorow said. “They got 50 percent of their misses back.”

A jumper from Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) put Valparaiso ahead 41-40 at the 18:05 mark of the second half. After a pair of free throws from Rachel Story put the Flames back in the lead, Richardson drilled a trey from the top the key to put the Crusaders in front 44-42.

Junior Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) and sophomore Shaquira Scott (Willmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) each tallied game-tying baskets for the Crusaders, but UIC responded with a 7-1 spurt to take a 55-49 lead with 9:17 to play.

A three-point play from senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) brought Valpo to within two at 57-55, and freshman Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) cut the deficit to one at 59-58 with 6:01 to play.

UIC went on a 10-0 run following Wiedemann’s basket to take a 69-58 lead with 3:19 to play. Valparaiso got as close as five, but could never cut the lead back down to one possession.

Richardson finished 6-of-11 from the floor (4-of-7 from behind the arc) and also dished out five assists. Lange added 14 points and five rebounds.

“We did a really nice job offensively despite their pressure,” Dorow said. “We scored 75 points and had 20 turnovers and that doesn’t happen very often.”

Sophomore Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) scored a season-best nine points, and Gerardot and Scott each tallied eight. Gerardot also grabbed eight rebounds and had five assists.

Nine of the ten Crusaders who saw action registered at least one made field goal.

UIC opened the game on a 7-0 run, but the Crusaders answered with a 22-8 spurt to lead 22-15 at the 10:55 mark of the first half. Horton and Carr punctuated the run with back-to-back 3-pointers.

Terri Bender led UIC (6-10, 2-1 HL) with 22 points (10-of-16 free throws). Katie Hannemann scored 20 points, and Taylor Foulks added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Valparaiso (6-10, 1-2) returns to action on Thursday when the Crusaders close out a two-game road trip with a visit to Milwaukee to take on the Panthers at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WVUR, 95.1 FM, Valparaiso, and online at www.valpoathletics.com, which will also have a link for live stats.

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
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 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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
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