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Valpo Women Fall 62-49 in Horizon League Opener
Play Video Sharon Karungi dropped in a career-high 21 points Thursday evening. (Avery Davis)
Sharon Karungi dropped in a career-high 21 points Thursday evening. (Avery Davis)
Youngstown State (5-9)
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Valparaiso (2-12)
1/9/2014 | Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC) | Attendance: 339
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Youngstown State342862
Valparaiso282149
Stats at a GlanceYSUVALPO
FG Percentage.339 (19-56) .321 (18-56)
3P FG Percentage.308 (8-26) .182 (4-22)
FT Percentage.667 (16-24) .818 (9-11)
Offensive Rebounds1810
Defensive Rebounds2626
Total Rebounds4436
Turnovers1315
Steals65
Bench Points1112
Statistical LeadersYSUVALPO
PointsSCHLEGEL - 19
KARUNGI - 21
ReboundsSCHLEGEL - 19
KARUNGI - 9
AssistsHORNBERGER - 4
RICHARDSON - 5
StealsSCHLEGEL - 2
HORNBERGER - 2
RICHARDSON - 2
BlocksWALKER - 2
FLAGG - 2
WIEDEMANN - 2

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) reclaimed her stroke Thursday night, but the Crusaders couldn't find an answer for Heidi Schlegel and the Youngstown State Penguins. The Penguins defeated Valpo 62-49 as the Brown and Gold continue to search for their first home win of the season.

A seesaw first half saw six ties and four lead changes as neither team extended a lead past six points. Karungi shot 6-for-11 in the first twenty minutes as her 15-point output represented her best half of the season thus far. Senior Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) drained a three-pointer four minutes in to keep her streak alive. Horton has registered a trey in each of the last eight games. Though Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) was held scoreless in the first stanza, the fifth-year senior distributed five assists and gathered two steals. 

The Penguins were powered by Schlegel and Karen Flagg, as the duo combined for 19 points and 12 rebounds. Schlegel was a basket and a board away from a double-double at halftime. Youngstown State held a 34-28 advantage at the break.

YSU opened the second half with a 9-0 run as the Crusaders didn't register their first points until Karungi canned a jumper at the 12:38 mark. The field goal brought an eight-minute, 54-second scoreless stretch to a close. Meanwhile, the Penguins widened their lead to double digits on a lay-up from Flagg. Valpo was never able to cut the lead to single digits as Youngstown State cruised to its first road win of 2013-14.

Though she shot just 2-of-10 from the field in the second half, Schlegel knocked down 10 free throws on 11 attempts. She also hauled in ten boards (six offensive) en route to a 19-point, 19-rebound evening. 

Aliyah Isaac (Richton Park, Ill./Marian Catholic) provided a spark off the bench as the freshman shot 4-for-4 as part of a nine-point effort.  

Karungi finished with a career-best 21 points and nine rebounds. The junior, who finished in double digits in seven of the team's first ten games, did so for the first time since December 13th against Butler. Karungi ended the night shooting 8-for-17.

Valparaiso (2-12, 0-1 Horizon) will travel to Michigan next week to take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (5-9, 0-1 Horizon). Tipoff is slated for Wednesday at 6:00 pm CT. Links to the audio, video, and live stats will be available at 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