PNW Athletics Roundup: February 27, 2017

pnw-softball-2-27-18PNW Softball Splits with Cincinnati Christian Sunday After dropping the first game to Cincinnati Christian, 9-7, the Purdue University Northwest softball team answered back with a 12-3 victory to cap off a series split with the Eagles Sunday afternoon.

The Pride (2-2) struck fire at the plate in the fourth and fifth innings of Game 2, to propel them over the Eagles (3-2), scoring 9 of its 12 runs in the final two innings.

MTENNIS: Purdue Northwest Falls to Lake Superior State, 6-3 The Purdue University Northwest men’s tennis team dropped their first match of the season as the Pride lost 6-3 to NCAA Division II Lake Superior State Sunday.

Jonluke Passett (Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandberg) and Patrick Mudd (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) picked up the victory at No. 3 doubles, defeating LSS’s Stephen Prica and Miles Munro, 8-2. Later in the day, Passett took the victory at No. 5 singles against LSS’s Mates Fonai in straight sets, 7-5, 4-1.

WTENNIS: Purdue Northwest Falls to Lake Superior State, 9-0 The Purdue University Northwest women's tennis team fell to NCAA Division II Lake Superior State, 9-0, Sunday at Match Point.

At No. 1 doubles, Brooke Foltz (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City) and Stella Evers (Aurich, Germany) fell to LSS’s Tara Harvey and Macarena Bielsa, 8-3. Carolina Yepez (Guayaquil, Ecudador) and Cynthia Basu-Chavez (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville) lost at No. 2 doubles to LSS’s Laura Roberts and Jenay Andrews, 8-3.

PNW Softball Splits with Georgetown College is Season Opener A go-ahead home run in the top of the seventh inning by Taylor Kotzo proved to be the deciding factor in Game 2 against Georgetown College, completing the series split Saturday afternoon in the Pride’s first games of the season.

PNW (1-1) defeated the Tigers (8-4), in the second game, 4-3, but dropped the opening contest 9-6.

WTENNIS: Purdue Northwest Falls to USF, 7-2 The Purdue University Northwest women’s tennis team suffered a 7-2 setback to St. Francis (Ind.) Saturday.

The Cougars (4-10) defeated the Pride (2-2), 7-2, at Match Point Tennis and Fitness Club on Saturday.

MTENNIS: Purdue Northwest Tops St. Francis to Stay Unbeaten The Purdue University Northwest men's tennis team defeated Saint Francis (Ind.), 8-1, Saturday to improve to 6-0 on the season.

The Pride have now won six matches in a row to continue their impressive start this season.

WBB: Purdue Northwest Falls to SXU in CCAC Semifinals The No. 15 Purdue University Northwest women's basketball team saw its run in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament come to an end with Saturday's 104-72 loss to No. 3-ranked and two-seed St. Xavier University Saturday in the tournament semifinals.

PNW senior Darien Thompson (Anderson, Ind./Anderson) led the Pride with a game-high 32 points and classmate Cassidy Deno (Otterbein, Ind./Benton Central) added 16 points and seven boards in the loss.