Purdue Northwest Sweeps CCSJ, 3-0

PNW-Purdue-Northwest-Sweeps-CCSJ-3-0The Purdue University Northwest volleyball team captured a 3-0 sweep over Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Calumet St. Joseph Thursday evening.

The Pride (7-6, 2-2 CCAC) defeated the Crimson Wave (1-10, 0-4 CCAC) in three sets with scores of 25-18, 15-18 and 25-15, to pick up PNW's second conference win of the season.

Junior Gabrielle Martin (DeMotte, Ind./Kankakee Valley) led the way for the Black and Gold with 15 kills and a .500 attack percentage while senior Cami Webster ((DeMotte, Ind./Kankakee Valley) recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs with a .429 attack percentage and one service ace.

Freshman Brooke Ahrens (Covington, Ind./Covington) recorded a game-high 36 assists and nine digs while Kayla Elsea (Palmyra, Ind./Crawford County) notched five service aces.

After CCSJ took an early 2-1 lead to start the opening set, the Black and Gold went on a 6-0 run to take a 7-2 advantage.

The Pride would use that momentum for the remainder of the set, after a final kill from sophomore Jenna Pasko (Lansing, Ill./T.F. South) gave PNW the 25-18 Set 1 win.

Both teams were even at eight points apiece early on in the second set, but Purdue Northwest would use a 7-0 run, capped off by a kill from freshman Auburn Dodd (Chicago, Ill./Gwendolyn Brooks).

PNW would keep an aggressive attack and take a two-set lead after winning Set 2, 25-18.

The Black and Gold would continue to fight in Set 3, after a Kill from Elsea finished off the final set to give the Pride a 3-0 sweep over the Crimson Wave.

The Black and Gold return to action Tuesday, Sept. 27, when they take on Trinity Christian in Palos Heights, Ill. at 7 p.m. (CT).