Purdue University Northwest Sports Update, August 29, 2016

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: August 29, 2016

PNW-Purdue-Northwest-Falls-1-0-at-Harris-Stowe-State-in-Tight-ContestPurdue Northwest Falls 1-0 at Harris-Stowe State in Tight Contest
The Purdue University Northwest women’s soccer team’s defense put up a fight for 90 minutes in a highly competitive contest on the road, but the Pride weren’t able to break through with a score in a close 1-0 loss at Harris-Stowe State Saturday.

Purdue Northwest (1-2) stood close in total shots (seven) with the Hornets (1-1), but Harris-Stowe was able to get the game winner early in the second half, as Megan Wilson connected on the game-winner in the 49th minute on a counter attack from midfield. Wilson hit a hard shot from the side of the 18-yard box that went off the back post and in, just beating starting PNW keeper Lucie Ashmore (Greystones, Ireland./St. Gerards School), who finished the contest with three saves in all 90 minutes.

The Pride had their best chance to score on a corner kick from freshman Amari Cooper (Chicago, Ill./Thornwood), but the ball bounced off the line and was denied by the Hornets’ defense.

Shelby Ross (Nashville, Ind./Columbus North), Kacey Lilly (Santa Cruz, Calif./Scott Valley), and Shayna Coy (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers) each finished the game with two shots apiece for the PNW, while the defensive back unit of Rachel Inglese (Crown Point, Ind./Lake Central) and Lauren McElroy (Okeana, Ohio/Harrison) helped hold the hornets to just eight shots, with only four on goal.

Jenna Vitale collected the shutout for Harris-Stowe State, finishing with five saves in her first win of the year.

PNW returns to action Friday, Sept. 2, with a nonleague contest in Pontiac, Mich., against host Rochester College.

Cordovas Lead Purdue Northwest Pack at Northwest Classic 5K
The Purdue University Northwest Men’s Cross Country team finished second in the Northwest Classic 5K hosted by Purdue Northwest Friday evening on the school’s Westville campus.

Senior Alex Cordova (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) led the way for the Black and Gold, finishing third overall in the field of 32 runners, with a time of 17:06.

His cousin and junior Salvador Cordova (Hammond, Ind./Bishop Noll) was the next finisher for the Pride, placing seventh overall with a time of 17:19, while freshman Chris Ramos (Hobart, Ind./River Forest) placed 11th overall in his first race for PNW with a time of 17:39.

Freshman Robert Corning (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) finished fourth for the Pride and 12th overall with a time of 17:59, and junior teammate Roger Jachna (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central) rounded out the top five for the Black and Gold placing 16th with a time of 18:47.

Grace College finished first overall with 22 points while the host Purdue Northwest team finished second with 49 points. Indiana University Northwest rounded out the teams with a third place finish and 65 points.

Purdue Northwest returns to action Friday, Sept. 2, when the Pride travel to Channahon, Ill., for the St. Francis Twilight Invite 5K.

2016 Northwest Classic Men's 5K at Purdue University Northwest-Westville Campus Team Results- 1. Grace, 22; 2. Purdue Northwest, 49; 3. Indiana University Northwest 65.

PURDUE NORTHWEST (49) - 3. Alex Cordova 17:06; 7. Salvador Cordova 17:19; 11. Chris Ramos 17:39; 14. Roger Corning 17:59; 18. Roger Jachna 18:47; 23. Jordan Posthauer 20:09; 24. Brandon Davis 20:26; 26. Dustin Pluard 20:39; 27. Brett Richardson 20:39; 30. Martin Estrada 20:59; 31. Pascual Delgado 22:33

Werner, Weissbeck Lead Purdue Northwest Women at Northwest Classic
The Purdue University Northwest Women’s Cross Country team finished second in the Northwest Classic 5K hosted by Purdue Northwest Friday evening on the school’s Westville campus.

Sophomore Kyleigh Werner (Westville, Ind./South Central) led the way for the Black and Gold and finished second overall in the field of 29 runners, with a time of 20:18, while freshmanEmma Weissbeck (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) finished third overall in her first collegiate race with a time of 20:48.

Sophomore Amanda Baker (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way Central) was the next finisher for the Pride, placing 10th overall with a time of 22:06 to give PNW three runners in the Top 10.

Sophomore Sara Kubas (Orland Hills, Ill./Andrew) finished fourth for the Pride, and 12th overall with a time of 22:20 and freshman teammate Kristen Johnson (Plainfield, Ill./Joliet Catholic) rounded out the top five for the Black and Gold placing 16th with a time of 26:42.

Grace College finished first overall with 23 points while the host Purdue Northwest team finished second with 43 points. St. Mary of the Woods rounded out the teams with a third place finish and 69 points while Indiana Northwest did not place but had four runners competing in the race.

Purdue Northwest returns to action Friday, Sept. 2, when it travels to Channahon, Ill., for the St. Francis Twilight Invite 5K. 2016 Northwest Classic Women's 5K at Purdue University Northwest-Westville Campus.

Team Results- 1. Grace, 23; 2. Purdue Northwest, 43; 3. St. Mary-of-the-Woods, 69; 4. Indiana University Northwest, Inc.

PURDUE NORTHWEST (43) - 2. Kyleigh Werner 20:18; 3. Emma Weissbeck 20:48; 10. Amanda Baker 22:06; 12. Sara Kubas 22:20; 24. Kristen Johnson 26:42; 26. Abigail Bondi 26:59; 27. Shyla Huppenthal 26:59.

Purdue Northwest Falls to Texas Wesleyan, 2-1
The Purdue University Northwest men’s soccer team fell in a non-eague contest to Texas Wesleyan University, 2-1, Friday afternoon at Dowling Park.

The Pride (1-1-1) suffered its first loss of the season to the Rams (1-0), who picked up their first win of their 2016 campaign.

Texas Wesleyan notched the first goal of the contest early on in the first half, when Micah Day connected on his first goal of the season on a pass from Brandom Garcia to put the Rams ahead 1-0.

The Pride would answer shortly after, as junior Tulio Ribeiro (Itajuba, Brazil/Colegio Sagrado Coracao de Jesus) found freshman Alec Guarino (St. John, Ind./Marian Catholic), who connected on a goal from the right side of the box in to the left side of the goal to even the score at 1-1.

Both teams would remain scoreless for the rest of the first half with the game tied at one goal apiece.

Texas Wesleyan would score what would be the game winning goal in the 53rd minute of the second half, thanks to a goal from Kian Hosseinpour.

The Pride outshot the Rams 13-10, with junior Chris Rassel (Saint John, Ind./Lake Central)leading the way with four total shots and Jaime Garcia (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Memorial) tallied three shots with one on goal.

The Pride return to action Tuesday, Aug. 30, when they travel to Marian University for a nonleague contest at 2 p.m CT.