Mudd Breaks School Record to lead Peregrine Men at Deer Park Classic
Patrick Mudd broke the school record for best-ever 18-hole round to lead the way for the Purdue University Calumet men’s golf team in its 16th-place finish in the Deer Park Classic, hosted by Cardinal Stritch at Deer Park Country Club.
Mudd (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) scored a 70 for the first time in his career, as he finished tied for 42nd in the overall field of 93 golfers. Mudd finished with a total score of 221 across 54 holes, after carding a 151 across two rounds Monday. His score Monday was 1-under par, as the course had a par of 71. It marked the second time Mudd has shot 1-under in 18-hole play, the last coming at the Bethel Pilot Invite April 17, 2015.
The Peregrines placed 16th out of 17 teams with a final score of 931 in the two-day event, which featured 18 holes Tuesday after 36 on Monday. In Monday’s play, Purdue Calumet carded a 309, shaving three strokes off its 312 in Tuesday’s second 18. In the first 18, the Peregrines shot a 310.
Freshman Ryan Wells (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) was the next Peregrines finisher, shooting an 80 Monday to finish with a three-round score of 233 to place tied for 74th. Senior Tim Talley (Portage, Ind./Portage) came in tied for 82nd with a three-day score of 239 and Brad Bobrowski (Valparaiso, Ind./Boone Grove) was tied for 85th with a 240.
Joshua Jackowski (St. John, Ind./Hanover Central) rounded out the Peregrines’ competitors with a 242, good for 88th place.
Mount Mercy’s George Long won medalist honors with three-straight scores under 70, shooting a 69 Monday to finish with a total of 202. He just edged Holy Cross College’s Kaleb Gorbahn, who finished with a 203.
Host Stritch took the team title, shooting a 828; Lindenwood-Belleville was second (846) and Mount Mercy placed tied for third with Indian Hills Community College, each with an 847.
Purdue Calumet returns to action Saturday, Sept. 26, when the Peregrines kick off the two-day Harbor Links Invitational in Liberty, Ind.
Purdue Calumet's Miguel David Nabs Third CCAC Weekly Honor
After leading the Purdue University Calumet men's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over No. 25 Olivet Nazarene Sept. 19, sophomore keeper Miguel David was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the league office Tuesday.
David (Spring Valley, Calif./Bonita Vista) recorded four saves in the second half over ONU, en route to his second clean sheet of the season and first win over a ranked opponent in his career. The 6-foot keeper played a factor in the Peregrines first goal against the Tigers, as he booted a goal kick past midfield to teammate Andres Ayala (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan) who was fouled in the penalty box and recorded a PK goal in the 3rd minute of the match.
David also stopped over 10 crosses from ONU to halt any scoring chances in the box for the Tigers. Saturday's shutout moved David to the top-spot in the CCAC with a 0.78 goals against average. He also ranks third in save percentage (.765), shutouts (2) and shutouts per game (0.40). David also moved in to 20th place in the NAIA with his 0.78 goals against average.
This was the first Player of the Week honor for the Peregrines this season, and third in David’s career after earning two honors as a freshman in 2014.
The Peregrines (5-0-1, 1-0) return to action this afternoon, Sept. 22, as they host Robert Morris University (3-3,1-0) at 3:30 p.m. CT at Dowling Park's Pepsi Field.
Purdue Calumet Falls to USF in CCAC Setback, 3-0
The Purdue University Calumet volleyball team came on strong in the final two sets but were unable to top a skilled University of Francis (Ill.) team in a 3-0 league loss Tuesday.
The Peregrines (4-7, 1-2 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell by scores of 25-16, 25-21, 25-20 to the Fighting Saints (5-9, 3-0) at the Fitness and Recreation Center in the three-set match.
Freshman Jenna Pasko (Lansing, Ill./T.F. South) recorded seven kills, nine digs and one solo block and Kayla Elsea (Palmyra, Ind./Crawford County) totaled six kills to lead the Peregrines’ offense in the setback.
Carley Bartolini (Portage, Ind./Chesterton) added 21 assists and 10 digs and Samantha Basar (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) added 11 digs and four service aces for Purdue Calumet.
Alyssa Bridleman had nine kills, Amber Casey recorded 10 assists and Brooke Hartnell had 11 digs to lead the Saints in the victory, their third-straight in CCAC play.
Despite the setback, second-year head coach Julie Wiejak said her team showed much promise through various points in the match against a seasoned team.
“If we just keep building on the lessons we learn from the game before, we’re getting there,” she said. “I just want them to hang tight, because when the game gets better the win will happen, we just need to keep progressing.
“I’m proud of them – St. Francis is an established program and we’re building a program… We’re going to steal one from someone who doesn’t see it coming, that’s the direction we’re heading.”
The Peregrines return to action Thursday when they travel to CCAC rival Calumet College of St. Joseph for a 7 p.m. match in Whiting, Ind. Purdue Calumet returns home Saturday, when they host a tri-match with Indiana East and Governors State.
IU East and Governors State will face off at 1 p.m., followed by the Peregrines’ matches at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Fitness and Recreation Center.
Ayala's Hat Trick Lifts Purdue Calumet to 3-2 OT Win Over RMU
After trailing by two goals for the first 85 minutes of the match, the Purdue University Calumet men’s soccer team rallied behind the heroic efforts of Andres Ayala (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan), who recorded a hat trick in the final 10 minutes of play to give the Peregrines a thrilling 3-2 overtime win.
The Peregrines (6-0-1, 2-0 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) defeated the Eagles (3-4, 1-1) in a single overtime battle, which gave the Black and Gold their third straight home victory at Dowling Park’s Pepsi Field.
“Andres is Red hot right now,” first-year Head Coach Ryan Hayes said of the senior forward. "It’s not just his finishing ability, but the work he does off the ball is fantastic.
“Credit to Robert Morris for giving us all we could handle. We were able to stay composed and finished the chances that mattered. I was impressed with the way the team took the game by the scruff of the neck in he second half.”
RMU struck first in the 23rd minute thanks to Anthony DiNuzzo, who slotted the ball to the right side of the goal to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
In the 70th minute, Robert Morris would tack on to its lead, after an Andrew Powers goal gave the Eagles some momentum heading in to the final stretch of the match.
Purdue Calumet stayed resilient in the final 20 minutes, until a free kick from Ayala bent the ball over the wall of RMU defenders from 20 yards out brought them within one goal, 2-1, with less than five minutes remaining.
With just 52 seconds remaining, déjà vu set in for the senior midfielder, as Ayala booted a free kick from just two yards farther than his prior shot at slotted the ball just over the keeper to tie the game at 2-2 heading in to overtime.
The Peregrines carried their momentum from the end of regulation and stayed on the offensive through out the overtime period.
Purdue Calumet’s offensive pressure paid off, as Jawayne Spence (Hammond, Ind./Morton) handled the ball in the box before passing in to Ayala in front of an open net to seal the comeback victory for the Peregrines.
Tuesday’s match marked Ayala’s third career hat trick and second this season.
Prior to this afternoon’s matchup, the Peregrines made history, receiving 21 votes for the first time since the program was reinstated in 2012 in the NAIA Top 25 coaches poll.
The Black and Gold return to action this Saturday, Sept. 26 as they head to Chicago, Ill. to face conference opponent St. Xavier at 7:30 p.m.