Ketcham, Carlson Join 1,000 Kill/1,000 Dig Club as Valpo Sweeps ISU

  0 Wendy Mayer | September 22nd, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, Missouri Valley Conference, News

Valparaiso senior outside hitters Allison Ketcham and Katherine Carlson both reached 1,000 career kills and became part of an elite group of nine players in school history with 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.

Entering the week, Carlson needed 20 kills and Ketcham was just 22 kills from 1000. Both were already members of the 1,000 dig club with 1,113 and 1,592 respectively.

In Tuesday’s five-set win against Purdue Fort Wayne, Ketcham notched a 16-kill, 16 dig double-double to go with six blocks. Carlson registered 11 kills, 16 digs and three stuffs.

In Friday’s match, each player posted a double-double with Ketcham turning in 11 kills and 12 digs, while Carlson added 10 kills and 10 digs.

All told, Ketcham now boasts 1,005 career kills and 1,620 career digs, just 34 away from highest tally for a non-libero in program history. Ketcham has now posted 37 double-doubles, including six in 2018

Carlson registered her 1,000th career kill at 3-0 in Set 3 as the Crusaders raced out to a 10-1 advantage. Carlson’s double-double on Friday marked her sixth of the season and the 36th of her Valpo career.

Valparaiso def. Indiana State 3-0 (27-25, 25-20, 25-20)

  • Valparaiso moves to 14-2, 1-0 MVC; Indiana State falls to 7-6, 0-1 MVC
  • Box Score
  • Valparaiso Recap / Indiana State Recap
  • Valparaiso moved to 14-2 on the season, matching its best start since 2014 and 2015 (14-2), by picking up its eighth straight win.
  • Valpo outhit ISU .174 to .134 in the match and also outdid the Sycamores in kills (44-41) and aces (6-3). Indiana State boasted a 9-8 edge in blocks.
  • Both teams struggled offensively in Set 3 with the Crusaders managing a .054 effort (12-9-56) and the Sycamores hitting .000 (9-9-51).
  • Laura Gross led all hitters with 16 kills for ISU, just missing a double-double by chipping in nine digs to go with three blocks.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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