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Crusaders Unable to Contain #6 Notre Dame
Jessi Wiedemann hit three three-pointers Saturday versus #6 Notre Dame.
Jessi Wiedemann hit three three-pointers Saturday versus #6 Notre Dame.
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Notre Dame (3-0)
11/16/2013 | Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion) | Attendance: 8508
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Valparaiso242246
Notre Dame465096
Stats at a GlanceVALPOND
FG Percentage.289 (13-45) .539 (41-76)
3P FG Percentage.294 (5-17) .333 (4-12)
FT Percentage.882 (15-17) .625 (10-16)
Offensive Rebounds622
Defensive Rebounds1627
Total Rebounds2249
Turnovers2412
Steals618
Bench Points1531
Statistical LeadersVALPOND
PointsLiz Horton - 11
Jewell Loyd - 22
ReboundsSharon Karungi - 7
Ariel Braker - 8
AssistsAbby Dean - 2
Lexi Miller - 2
Charae Richardson - 2
Taya Reimer - 6
StealsJessi Wiedemann - 2
Jewell Loyd - 4
Ariel Braker - 4
BlocksSharon Karungi - 1
Taya Reimer - 4

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Crusaders collided with one of the most athletic teams in the country Saturday as they fell 96-46 to the #6 Fighting Irish at Purcell Pavilion.

"Obviously, they're extremely athletic but they also work very hard. They don't take plays off. Because of this experience, I hope our players strive to play at that level on a consistent basis," head coach Tracey Dorow said.

Elizabeth Hamlet (McBain, Mich./McBain [Oakland]) made her Crusader debut in front of 8,508 fans. The fifth-year senior has been recovering from a concussion sustained in late October. She logged 21 minutes Saturday, but that number is likely to increase as her conditioning ramps up. Hamlet received medical clearance Thursday before participating in her first practice yesterday in nearly three weeks. 

Notre Dame jumped out to a 9-0 lead after four unsuccessful trips down the court to begin the game. Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) knocked down two treys in a span of 60 seconds to bring it to an 11-6 contest.

Trailing 23-15 midway through the first half, Valpo had a chance to cut the deficit to five but a three-point attempt from Hamlet didn't fall. The Irish put up points on their next three possessions to extend the lead to 28-17.

The Irish closed the first stanza on a 23-9 run as they led 46-24 at the break. An aggressive, athletic Notre Dame defense accumulated ten steals to create a 14-0 fast break point edge in the first 20 minutes.

Notre Dame kept its foot on the accelerator in the second half as it opened with a 20-5 run. The home team cruised to a 96-46 final.

Dorow received another strong effort off the bench from Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve). For the second straight game, the senior scored 11 points in under 20 minutes of action. Horton was a perfect 4-for-4 from the line, and 3-for-4 from the floor including a made three-pointer on her only attempt.

Notre Dame's post players did a commendable job keeping Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) in check. The junior was held to seven points and seven rebounds. Karungi was whistled for her fifth foul with seven minutes remaining, cutting short her hopes for a second straight double-double.

"I thought our kids competed very hard. We need to do a better job of taking care of the ball. The turnovers we have can't lead directly to easy points on the other end," Dorow said.

The Irish outscored the Brown and Gold 62-10 in the paint, many of those points coming off layups.

The Crusaders shot an excellent 15-of-17 from the foul line as they boosted their Horizon League-leading free-throw percentage to .789. 

Valpo's most difficult road swing of the season is now complete. The Crusaders will host IUPUI Thursday night at the ARC. The home opener will tipoff at 7:05 pm. Be sure to check valpoathletics.com for all your media coverage. 

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