VALPARAISO 3, BALL STATE 1 (25-9, 13-25, 25-23, 25-18)
Oxford, OH – Allison Ketcham and Katherine Carlson each had 10 kills and 14 digs for Valparaiso, which committed just 14 hitting errors on the way to a first-round victory on the NIVC over Ball State.
The match featured two one-sided sets to start; Valparaiso won the first close set of the match, taking the third set on a kill from Ally Cummings.
The Crusaders (26-10) had 36 assists from Brittany Anderson. Ball State (22-10) got 12 kills from Sydnee Vanbeek and 11 kills from Ellie Dunn. Amber Seaman had 36 assists.