Purdue Northwest Sweeps Moody Bible, 3-0
The Purdue University Northwest volleyball team defeated Moody Bible Institute in straight sets, 3-0, Wednesday evening at the James B. Dworkin Student Services & Activities Complex.
The Pride (8-7) defeated the Archers (5-7), 25-16, 25-13 & 25-15, to put the Black and Gold above .500 on the season.
Senior Cami Webster (Demotte, Ind./Kankakee Valley) led the offensive attack for PNW with 10 kills, while junior Gabrielle Martin (Demotte, Ind./Kankakee Valley) and sophomore Jenna Pasko (Lansing, Ill./T.F. South) each tallied nine kills.
Freshman Brooke Ahrens (Covington, Ind./Covington) recorded a team-high 31 assists while Martin also led with 10 digs to headline the PNW leaders.
Pasko led the Black and Gold with a .800 attack percentage during Set 1, to lead PNW to a 25-16 victory and take a 1-0 advantage.
In the second set, the Pride jumped out to a hot start, capped by a Martin service ace to put PNW up, 6-0.
PNW kept the momentum for the rest of Set 2, taking a 19-8 lead before coming away with the 25-13 victory.
The Pride continued with their trend to start fast to kick off Set 3, thanks to a kill from Auburn Dodd (Chicago, Ill./Gwendolyn Brooks) which put the Black and Gold ahead, 10-4.
Moody Bible would attempt to make a comeback midway through the third set, but the Pride would finish strong to cap the three-set victory.
Rebekah Brandel led the Archers with seven kills, Makena Wiescamp had 14 assists and Kaleigh Krause added 10 digs and Kaylie Obinger (Munster, Ind./Calumet Christian) had eight in the setback.
Purdue Northwest returns to action Saturday, Oct. 1, when the Pride take on Taylor University for a dual match starting at noon at the PNW Hammond Campus Fitness and Recreation Center.
Purdue Northwest Falls at TIU, 3-0
The Purdue University Northwest women’s soccer team fell by a score of 3-0 at conference foe Trinity International (Ill.) Wednesday night at Schartner Field.
The Pride (2-7, 0-4 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) were outshot by a 25-6 margin by the Trojans (3-6, 2-1), but PNW held host TIU to just one goal in the first 45 minutes. TIU didn’t strike until the 37’, when Layla Zahniser scored on an assist from Kylie Bowman.
The Trojans would add one more in the 51’ and another in the 74’, behind goals from Brianna Bernholdt and Michele Streekstra, respectively.
PNW keeper Lucie Ashmore (Greystones, Ireland/St. Gerard’s School) recorded 10 saves in the effort, while TIU keeper Surina Lewandowski stopped three shots from PNW.
Shayla McNeal (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) led the offense with three shots, one on goal.
Purdue Northwest returns to action Monday, Oct. 3, when the Pride host CCAC foe St. Francis (Ill.) at 3 p.m. at Dowling Park’s Pepsi Field.