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Crusader Women Sweep Saturday’s Meet
Lauren Knop won two events on Saturday. (Steve Booth)
Lauren Knop won two events on Saturday. (Steve Booth)

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Valparaiso swept all three contests in a quadrangular meet held in Monmouth, Ill.  The Crusaders defeated Monmouth (Ill.) 163-87, Augustana (Ill.) 155-102, and Western Illinois 144-99 in the final tune-up for the Horizon League Championships.

The Crusaders won 10 of the 14 events on the afternoon, beginning with the opening relay.  Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.), Natalie Jarrett (Lebanon, Ind./Western Boone H.S.), Lauren Knop (Geneva, Ill./Geneva H.S.), and Ali Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University H.S.) posted a time of 4:13.27 in the 400 medley relay, a victory by more than six seconds.

Alex Caruthers (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard H.S.) followed up the relay win with a triumph of her own in the 1000 freestyle.  The freshman posted a time of 11:22.12 to cruise to a 21-second victory.

Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) made it three-for-three for the Crusaders with her victory in the 200 freestyle.  She turned in a time of 2:05.00.  Bretl later added a win in the 500 free with a time of 5:33.25 as well as a a third place effort in the 50 freestyle with a time of 27.14 seconds.

Knop added an individual win of her own in the 100 backstroke.  She won by more than two seconds with a time of 1:04.10.

Jarrett made it five events and five Valpo victories with her win in the 100 breaststroke.  The senior touched the wall in 1:09.92, 0.46 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.  She would add a victory in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:19.20, winning the event by more than three seconds.  Jarrett finished second later in the meet in the 200 breast with her time of 2:33.17.

Segatto followed with an event win of her own in the 200 butterfly, cruising to an 11-second victory with a time of 2:14.57.  The freshman would later add her second individual victory of the day in the 200 backstroke with a four-second triumph with a time of 2:16.29.

Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) and Knop would finish one-two for the Crusaders in the 100 butterfly.  Barnes posted a time of 1:02.93 while Knop was just 0.02 seconds behind her teammate.

Valparaiso (5-10) will begin the four-day Horizon League Championships on Feb. 22 in Milwaukee, Wis.

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. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
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
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
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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo