Purdue University Northwest Sports Update, September 22, 2016

PNW-Purdue-Northwest-Mens-Soccer-Earns-First-CCAC-Win-of-the-Year-at-Robert-MorrisPurdue Northwest Men's Soccer Earns First CCAC Win of the Year at Robert Morris
The Purdue University Northwest men’s soccer team earned its first Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference win of the season after defeating Robert Morris, 2-0, Wednesday night at Morris Field.

The Pride (3-3-2, 1-0-1 CCAC) notched the first goal of the game in the 40th minute thanks to a header from Grant Ugarte (Oak Lawn, Ill./Oak Lawn), who connected on his first career goal which was served in from the corner by Chris Rassel (Saint John, Ind./Lake Central).

Purdue Northwest would tack on an insurance goal early on in the second half, after a header from Djordje Cancarevic (Painesville, Ohio/Chippewa) found the back of the net thanks to another pass from Rassel, who tallied his second assist for the night.

The Black and Gold would hold the Eagles scoreless for the remainder of the match and come away with the 2-0 shutout.

Freshman goalkeeper Evan Hillier (Highland, Ind./Highland) picked up his first career win in goal, earning a shutout with five saves in 90 minutes of work.

The Pride outshot RMU, 14-11, thanks to five shots from Alec Guarino (Saint John, Ind./Marian Catholic), two shots from Ugarte and a pair of shots from Michael Brownsea (Albury, Austrailia/Albury) who led the Black and Gold offensively.

Purdue Northwest returns to action Saturday, Sept. 24, when they host Saint Xavier University at noon at Dowling Park’s Pepsi Field.

Purdue Northwest to Host Late Night Madness Event Sept. 29
The Purdue University Northwest Athletics Department will host its fourth annual Late Night Madness event to celebrate the start of Pride basketball season on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Hammond Campus Fitness and Recreation Center.

The free event, which is open to all PNW students, faculty and staff, will begin at 9:30 p.m. CT inside the FRC gymnasium. Participants are encouraged to arrive early, as the first 500 through the door will receive a special Late Night Madness T-shirt.

Free food and beverages — provided by Corporate Champions Bridges Scoreboard, Chick-Fil-A of Merrillville, Meatheads, Culver’s, Wendy’s, Dominos, and Pepsi — will also be available, while quantities last.

The event will introduce both Purdue Northwest men’s and women’s basketball teams, led by head coaches Matt Bush and Tom Megyesi, respectively, and feature a 3-point shooting contest and dunk contest, represented by PNW student-athletes.

Members of the crowd, however, will be encouraged to participate in an array of other activities and games, including a dance contest, tug-of-war, and more, with chances to win prizes sponsored by the Purdue Northwest Alumni Organization. A big screen television, an Apple iPad, Beats by Dre headphones, an Xbox 360 and more will be up for grabs throughout the night in various contests.

PNW basketball kicks off its season when the women’s team hosts an exhibition alumni game on Saturday, Oct. 15, while the Pride men will open Oct. 28-29 with an opening Tip-Off tournament held in Hammond.

For more information on the event, check out PNWathletics.com or call (219) 989-2540.