Purdue Calumet Falls to Judson in Season Finale

PUC-PeregrinsThe Purdue University Calumet women’s soccer team fell to Judson University 7-1 in a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest Tuesday night to wrap up the Peregrines’ third season on the pitch.

The Peregrines (7-11, 3-8) found themselves in the mix for a berth into the CCAC Tournament until the final game, but Tuesday’s loss sealed Purdue Calumet out of the seventh spot needed to make the postseason.

Michelle Wartman (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central) helped the Peregrines score their lone goal of the contest, as the sophomore’s cross was knocked in by a Eagles defender for an own goal in the 7th minute to tie the match at 1-all. But Judson (10-2-4, 7-1-3 CCAC) showed its strength down the stretch, scoring six unanswered goals to return to Elgin, Ill., with its sixth straight victory.

Judson led 3-1 at the break, as Peregrines’ junior keeper Erika Brinkman (Kalida, Ohio/Kalida/Owens C.C.) stopped three shots in the first 45 minutes. Brinkman would finished the game with 10 saves, as the Eagles outshot the Peregrines, 27-11.

Senior Caytin Lewin (Plainfield, Ill./Benet Academy) led the Peregrines’ offense with three shots, including two on goal. Wartman added two shots, while Isabella Parrilli (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East), Rachel Shmagranoff (Munster, Ind./Munster), Tiffani Kotas (Alsip, Ill./Alan B. Shepard), and Jen Sobierajski (Wheatfield, Ind./Kankakee Valley) each added a shot on goal.

Blanca Rubio and Angela Bianchi each netted hat tricks to lead Judson in the win.

Tuesday’s match was the final collegiate contest for the Peregrines’ three seniors: Lewin, Shmagranoff and Parilli, who wrapped up their careers as only the second class of the Purdue Calumet women’s soccer program, which was started in 2012.