Purdue Northwest Falls at St. Francis, 3-0
The Purdue University Northwest volleyball team fell in three-set league match at host University of St. Francis (Ill.) Tuesday night at the Sullivan Center.
The Pride (6-6, 1-2 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell by scores of 25-19, 25-18, and 25-15 to the Fighting Saints, who improved to 8-6 overall and a perfect 4-0 in the CCAC.
PNW junior Gabrielle Martin (DeMotte, Ind./Kankakee Valley) led the offense with nine kills and senior teammate Cami Webster (DeMotte, Ind./Kankakee Valley) added seven kills and 10 digs.
Freshman Brooke Ahrens (Covington, Ind./Covington) added 21 assists, sophomore Jenna Pasko (Lansing, Ill./T.F. South) had five kills and 10 digs and freshman middle Auburn Dodd (Chicago, Ill./Gwendolyn Brooks) was stellar at the net with two solo blocks and three block assists.
St. Francis hit .202 for the match compared to .048 for the Pride.
Jade Livesay-Groark led USF with nine kills, setters Danielle Conrad (14) and Amber Casey (15) recorded double-digit assists, and Kelly Gould (11), Brooke Hartnell (15) and Leah Alles (17) each had double-figures in digs for the Saints’ defense.
Purdue Northwest returns to action Thursday with a home matchup in Westville, Ind., a the Pride host CCAC foe Calumet St. Joseph at 7 p.m. CT at the James B. Dworkin Student Services & Activities Center.
Purdue Northwest Falls in Road Match at Robert Morris
A second-half surge by host Robert Morris University Illinois put Tuesday’s match out of reach for the Purdue University Northwest women’s soccer team in a 3-0 league loss on the road.
The Pride (2-5-0, 0-2 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) held the undefeated Eagles (4-0-2, 2-0) to just one goal in the first 45 minutes, as RMU didn’t score until the 32’ on a 25-yard shot by Leigha Crowder. But Robert Morris struck early in the second half, as Sydney Rumple connected on a point-blank shot in the box in the 48’ to put RMU up, 2-0.
The Eagles would add one more score in the 58’, on Maria Campos’ rebound off a 50-yard free kick into the box.
PNW sophomore keeper Lucie Ashmore (Greystones, Ireland/St. Gerard’s School) recorded nine saves in the setback, as the Eagles outshot the Pride by a 21-7 margin, with 12 of those on goal.
Shayla McNeal (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) led PNW with three shots sophomore teammate Marisa Jayne (Hartland, Mich./Hartland) recorded the squad’s lone shot on goal.
Purdue Northwest returns to action Saturday, Sept. 24, when the Pride host St. Xavier University in a CCAC matchup at Pepsi Field. PNW will kick off at 2:30 p.m. in the second game of the doubleheader with the Pride men’s squad.