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Volleyball Falls In Five To Valpo To Close Season

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Bradley Volleyball had its season come to an end with a five-set loss to Valparaiso in the opening round of the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Thursday despite the 24th double-double of the year from sophomore Hannah Thompson (18 kills & 28 digs) and a season-best 18 kills from junior Sara Maddox.

The teams entered the contest as two of the top defensive teams in the country with both ranking in the top 30 nationally in digs per set. Valparaiso (14-19 overall) came out ahead in the dig battle 108-94 as the Crusaders took the match 25-15, 23-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-11 to advance to Friday's 5 p.