Kubas, Baker Lead Peregrine Women at Indiana Intercollegiates
A pair of freshman led the Purdue University Calumet women’s cross country team to a 17th-place finish in the Little State division in a highly competitive Indiana Intercollegiate Championships, held at Indiana State's LaVern Gibson Championship Course.
Sara Kubas (Orland Hills, Ill./Andrew) finished first for the Peregrines, recording a time of 22 minutes, 8 seconds in the 5-kilomter race to place 80th overall in the field of 146. Classmate Amanda Baker (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way Central) was just behind, placing 89th with a time of 22:25.
Christine Lewandowski (Whiting, Ind./Bishop Noll) was third for Purdue Calumet, running a time of 24:08 to place 118th. Freshman Georgina Diaz (Hammond, Ind./Hammond) came in 132nd with a time of 25:53 and Megan Gliva (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) was 133rd with a mark of 25:57.
Rounding out the Peregrines’ finishers were Abigail Bondi (Whiting, Ind./Whiting) with a time of 26:24 (136th) and Alejandra Garcia (Lowell, Ind./Lowell), with a time of 29:01 (141st).
Purdue Calumet scored 491 points to take 17th place overall, tying its team place from a year ago. NCAA Division II University of Indianapolis raced to the team title with 42 points, Southern Indiana was second (45 points) and Taylor placed third (83 points) in the 19-team event.
The Peregrines return to action Friday, Sept. 25, when they travel to Rock Island, Ill., for the Brissman Lundeen Invitational.
Indiana Intercollegiate Championships – Little State Division
TEAM SCORES — 1. Indianapolis, 42; 2. Southern Indiana, 45; 3. Taylor, 83; 4. DePauw, 116; 5. Manchester, 167; 6. Marian, 208; 7. Trine, 213; 8. Franklin, 216; 9. Huntington, 304; 10. Hanover, 309; 11. Vincennes, 319; 12. Anderson, 341; 13. Indiana Tech, 344; 14. Rose-Hulman, 365; 15. Indiana Kokomo, 393; 16. Purdue North Central, 428; 17. Purdue Calumte, 491; 18. St. Mary-of-the-Woods, 521; 19. Indiana East, 570.
PURDUE CALUMET — 80. Sara Kubas, 22:08; 89. Amanda Baker, 22:25; 118. Christine Lewandowski, 24:08; 132. Georgina Diaz, 25:53; 133. Megan Gliva, 25:57; 136. Abigail Bondi, 26:24; 141. Alejandra Garcia, 29:01.
Alex Cordova Cracks Top 25 at Indiana Intercollegiates to lead Purdue Calumet
Alex Cordova earned a spot in the Top 25 and the Purdue University Calumet men’s cross country team improved five places from a year ago to place 14th in the Little State Division at Friday’s Indiana Intercollegiate Championships, held at Indiana State’s LaVern Gibson Championship Course.
Cordova (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) paced the Peregrines with his 24th-place finish, clocking in with a team-best time of 27 minutes, 39 seconds in the 8-kilometer race to help the team score 405 points in the 150-runner field. A year ago, Purdue Calumet scored 486 points to take 19th in the team standings at the same meet, hosted by Purdue West Lafayette in 2014.
Individually, Cordova moved up 13 places from a year ago when he placed 37th overall.
Teammate Salvador Cordova (Hammond, Ind./Bishop Noll) was second for the Peregrines, placing 65th overall with a time of 29:10, while Arturo Ruiz (Hammond, Ind./Clark) came in third — his best-ever team finish — with a time of 31:41 (119th) on the rolling hill course, which serves as the site for the IHSAA State Championships and has been the host of the NCAA Championships.
Roger Jachna (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central) was 125th overall (32:10), Fernando Pina (Hammond, Ind./Hammond) placed 129th (32:34) and Justin Peterson (Grant Park, Ill.) was 131st (32:50) to round out the Peregrines’ scoring in the Championship 8K race.
Senior Michael Buckman (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) paced the Peregrines in the Men’s Open race, placing 116th overall with a time of 35:36.
Wabash College took home the Little State team title with 44 points, Southern Indiana (45 points) was second and University of Indianapolis was third with 78 points.
Purdue Calumet returns to action Friday, Sept. 25, when the Peregrines travel to Rock Island, Ill., for the Brissman Lundeen Invitational.
Indiana Intercollegiate Championships — Little State Division
Men’s Championship 8K
TEAM SCORES — 1. Wabash, 44; 2. Southern Indiana, 45; 3. Indianapolis, 78; 4. Taylor, 144; 5. Rose-Hulman, 172; 6. Marian, 174; 7. DePauw, 185; 8. Indiana Tech, 213; 9. Manchester, 257; 10. Trine, 297; 11. Hanover, 358; 12. Huntington, 364; 13. Anderson, 373; 14. Purdue Calumet, 405; 15. Vincennes, 421; 16. Franklin, 449; 17. Indiana South Bend, 482; 18. Indiana East, 551; 19. Earlham, 566.
PURDUE CALUMET — 24. Alex Cordova, 27:39; 65. Salvador Cordova, 29:10; 119. Arturo Ruiz, 31:41; 125. Roger Jachna, 32:10; 129. Fernando Pina, 32:34; 131. Justin Peterson, 32:50; 141. Matthew Matthias, 34:33; 144. Jordan Posthauer, 34:55; 145. Mark Peters, 35:22.
Men’s Open Division
PURDUE CALUMET — 116. Michael Buckman, 35:36; 119. Brandon Davis, 36:29; 123. Dustin Pluard, 41:50.
Purdue Calumet Stuns #25 Olivet Nazarene in 2-0 Road Win
The Purdue University Calumet men’s soccer team defeated its first ranked opponent since the program was reintroduced in 2012 Saturday, defeating the No. 25 ranked Olivet Nazarene Tigers in a 2-0 thriller in Bourbonnais, Ill., at the Snowbarger Athletic Complex.
“It was a fantastic team effort for the full 90 minutes,” first-year Head Coach Ryan Hayes said of the Peregrines’ Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference opening win. “The team dug in very well when they had to and we look forward to preparing for Robert Morris on Tuesday.”
The Peregrines (5-0-1, 1-0) used an early penalty kick goal by Andres Ayala (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan) in just the 3rd minute to give the Black and Gold the early 1-0 lead over the defending Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference champion Tigers (4-2-1, 0-1).
The Peregrines defense held the Tigers offensive attack without a shot on goal for the entire first half, keeping Purdue Calumet ahead 1-0 heading in to the break.
Late in the second half, senior defender Alex Dougherty (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) netted his first career goal in timely fashion for the Peregrines, adding an insurance goal in the 84th minute to increase Purdue Calumet’s lead 2-0 with less than 10 minutes remaining.
The Tigers created offensive opportunities in the second half, but the backline for the Peregrines and sophomore keeper Miguel David (Spring Valley, Calif./Bonita Vista) would stay resilient throughout the final 45 minutes to secure the Peregrines clean sheet.
The win avenged last year’s loss to the Tigers in the CCAC Semifinals, when ONU ended Purdue Calumet’s magical season and first trip to the conference tournament.
The Peregrines will be back in action Tuesday, Sept. 22 as they host CCAC foe Robert Morris at 3:30 p.m. at Dowling Park’s Pepsi Field.
Purdue Calumet Drops CCAC Opener at #14 Olivet Nazarene
The Purdue University Calumet women’s soccer team sustained a 9-0 loss at No. 14 Olivet Nazarene University in the Peregrines’ Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener Saturday.
The Tigers (4-2-1, 3-0 CCAC) outshot the Peregrines by a 25-3 margin, as Shelby Ross (Columbus, Ind./Columbus North), Brianna Leggett (Allegan, Mich./Allegan) and Shayna Coy (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Leurs) each recorded a shot for Purdue Calumet (1-5-1, 0-1).
Olivet Nazarene’s Liz Wahl netted the first goal of the game in the sixth minute as the host Tigers never looked back, running out to a 5-0 lead heading into halftime. Wahl finished the game with three goals for the hat trick and added an assist and teammate Betsy Hatrick led ONU with four goals and an assist.
Purdue Calumet’s Kelley Sharp (Seymour, Ind./Seyour) took the loss in goal, finishing with three saves.
The Peregrines return to action Wednesday, as they host their CCAC home opener against Robert Morris. Match time is set for 3:30 p.m. CT.