Purdue Calumet Sports Update, September 28, 2015

Alex Cordova Sets New School Record; Purdue Calumet Men Race to 12 Personal Bests
Junior Alex Cordova broke his own school record and the Purdue University Calumet men’s cross team shaved over a minute off its team time from a year ago to highlight Friday’s performance at the Brissman Lundeen Invitational.

Cordova (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) finished first for the Peregrines with a program record 8-kilometer time of 26 minutes, 22 seconds to place 81st out of the field of 602 runners at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill. The time broke his previous career-best of 26:31 to set Cordova as the current school-record holder.

The Peregrine men placed 34th with 1,020 points out of 50 teams ranging from NAIA, NCAA Division I, II and III members. The University of Illinois won the team title with 65 points, NCAA D3 Wartburg College was second and host Augustana College finished third to lead the team standings.

“Our place is not subject to our achievement of our goal to buy in and be coachable for today’s meet,” second-year Head Coach Stephanie Beck said. “Overall, we knocked a minute off our total team time from last year’s bout here.

“We had some personal records and broke a school record, but on top of that, we closed a minute gap that we’ve been working on with our three through nine guys – we definitely came in more strategically and we’re looking to continue to feed off today’s results.”

Sophomore Salvador Cordova (Hammond, Ind./Bishop Noll) was the next Purdue Calumet finisher, clocking in at a season-best 8K time of 27:30 to place 158th overall. Cordova’s time was good enough to stand in as the 10th-best time all-time in the Peregrines’ record book.

Junior Justin Peterson (Grant Park, Ill.) was next with a season-best 29:28 (248th), followed by Jordan Posthauer (Lafayette, Ind./Fountain Central) with a season-best 29:52 (265th). Sophomore Arturo Ruiz (Hammond, Ind./Clark) rounded out the Peregrines’ scoring with his career-best time of 30:02 (270th).

In all, 12 Peregrine runners set season 8K bests.

Purdue Calumet returns to action Saturday, Oct. 3, when the Peregrines travel to Huntington, Ind., for the Huntington Invitational.

Purdue Calumet Show Major Strides at Brissman Lundeen Friday
Freshman Sara Kubas led the way for the Purdue University Calumet women’s cross country team in the Peregrines’ 42nd place finish in the highly competitive field at Friday’s Brissman Lundeen Invitational.

Kubas (Orland Hills, Andrew) ran a time of 25 minutes, 43 seconds in the Peregrines’ first 6-kilomer race of the season to lead the Purdue Calumet squad, which scored 1,245 points to place 42nd out of 50 teams in the field of 583 runners at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill.

Classmate Amanda Baker (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way Central) was the next finisher, placing 348th with a time of 26:24. Christine Lewandowsi (Whiting, Ind./Bishop Noll) dropped nearly three minutes off her time from a year ago, clocking in at 27:18 (368th) and Georgina Diaz (Hammond, Ind./Hammond) was next with a 30:00 (510th).

Racing behind her was Abigail Bondi (Whiting, Ind./Whiting) with a 30:04 (512th) and Megan Gliva (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) wrapped up the Peregrines’ competitors with a 30:12 (518th) as Purdue Calumet finished as a pack.

“I’m proud of the effort on the ladies’ side,” second-year Head Coach Stephanie Beck said. “Overall, we’ve improved and they executed the negative split strategy to create more pack running.

“Next meet, we will definitely be shaving time off our splits.”

Ferris State took the team title with 125 points, Wartburg College was second (153) and Maryville placed third with 171 points to lead the team standings.

Purdue Calumet returns to action Saturday, Oct. 3, when the Peregrines travel to the Huntington Invitational.

Bobrowski Leads Purdue Calumet in First Round of Harbor Links Inivte
Sophomore Brad Bobrowski led the Purdue University Calumet men’s golf team in the first day of the Harbor Links Invitational Saturday, held at the Harbor Links at Sagamore Resort in Liberty, Ind.

Bobrowski (Valparaiso, Ind./Boone Grove) shot a team-low 83 to lead the Peregrines, who shot a 339 as a team.

Senior Tim Talley (Portage, Ind./Portage) was a stroke off the team leader, carding an 84, junior Patrick Mudd (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) shot an 85 and freshman Ryan Wells (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) recorded an 87 to round out the team scoring.

Senior Paul Shane (Portage, Ind./Portage) finished with a 93 to complete the Peregrines’ efforts.

Cincinnati State leads the team standings with a 320, Cincinnati Christian stands second with a 321 and Mount St. Joseph is third with a 336 in the five team event. In the individual results, Cincinnati Christian’s Taylor Suggs and Austin Taylor are tied with a round-low 74.

The final round of the Harbor Links Invite kicks off Sunday at 8 a.m.

TEAM SCORES — 1. Cincinnati State 320; 2. Cincinnati Christian 321; 3. Mount St. Joseph 336; 4. Purdue Calumet 339; 5. Indiana East 351.

PURDUE CALUMET (339) — Brad Bobrowski 83; Tim Talley 84; Patrick Mudd 85; Ryan Wells 87; Paul Shane 93.

Purdue Calumet Blanks Goshen 9-0 to Improve 2-0
The Purdue University Calumet women's tennis team blanked Goshen College 9-0 Saturday to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Senior Lori Haas (Bismarck, Ill./Bismarck-Henning) defeated Goshen's Mimi Salvador in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, in No. 1 singles, then teamed up with Ashley Pabey (East Chicago, Ind./East Chicago) to win at No. 1 doubles, 8-3.

Pabey won in No. 2 singles in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

Abby Kvachkoff (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) won in No. 3 singles in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, against the Mapleleafs' Lynnie Noel then teamed up with Kasey Kulesa (Munster, Ind./Munster) and defeated Noel and Abby Banning, 8-3.

Kulesa won in No. 4 singles against the Mapleleafs' Chloe Woodward in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.

Freshman Cynthia Basu-Chavez (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville) won her first career match in No. 5 singles slot, in three sets against the Mapleleafs' Abby Banning, 6-4. 7-6 (2), 10-6, then helped Senior Emily Pearson (Hammond, Ind./Morton) win No. 3 doubles, 8-3.

Pearson won at No. 6 singles defeated Mapleleafs' Megan Elgsti in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

The Peregrines return to action Sat., Oct. 10, when they take on crosstown rival Calumet St. Joseph for a 10:30 a.m. Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Confernece matchup in Whiting, Ind.

SINGLES -- 1. Lori Haas (PUC) def. Mimi Salvador (GOSHEN), 6-0, 6-2; 2. Ashley Pabey (PUC) def. Joelle Friesen (GOSHEN), 6-3, 6-3; 3. Abby Kvachkoff (PUC) def. Lynnia Noel (GOSHEN), 6-4, 6-2; 4. Kasey Kulesa (PUC) def. Chloe Woodward (GOSHEN), 6-1, 6-2; 5. Cynthia Basu-Chavez (PUC) def. Abby Banning (GOSHEN), 6-4, 6-7(2), 10-6; 6. Emily Pearson (PUC) def. Megan Elgsti (GOSHEN) 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES -- 1. Haas/Pabey (PUC) def. Salvador/Friesen (GOSHEN), 8-3; 2. Kvachkoff/Kulesa (PUC) def. Noel/Banning (GOSHEN), 8-3; 3. Basu-Chavez/Pearson (PUC) def. Woodward/Elgsti (GOSHEN), 8-3.

Purdue Calumet Sweeps Governors State to Finish Saturday 1-1
After dropping the first match of the day to Indiana East, the Purdue University Calumet volleyball team bounced back with a 3-0 victory over Governors State Saturday afternoon at the Fitness and Recreation Center.

The Peregrines (6-8) defeated the Jaguars in straight sets (25-18, 25-13,25-18) to split the day at the Purdue Calumet tri-match.

The Peregrines fought back early in the first set over the Jaguars, as Governors State took an early 7-4 lead.

A trio of service aces by Akeelah Muhammad (Chicago Heights, Ill./Bloom Township/Kishwaukee) led Purdue Calumet’s scoring run to regain the lead at 11-8.

The Black and Gold used that momentum to take control for the remainder of the set, defeating the Governors in Set 1, 25-18.

Purdue Calumet stayed in control for Set 2, never letting the Governors take the lead in their 25-13 win heading in to the final set of the match.

The Peregrines used an eight-kill performance in the third set by Gabrielle Martin (DeMotte, Ind./Kankakee Valley) to lead the Black and Gold to a 25-18 win, and lock up the 3-0 victory over the Jaguars.

The Peregrines were led by Martin, who finished the game with a match-high 12 kills and .393 attack percentage, while sophomore setter Carley Bartolini (Portage, Ind./Chesterton) notched 28 assists in the victory.

The Cougars defeated the Peregrines in straight sets (25-20, 25-23, 25-14) for their second win of the day, after defeating Governors State in three sets earlier this afternoon.

After falling in the first set 25-20, the Peregrines took advantage of IU East's mistakes, jumping out to an early 10-5 advantage, before The Cougars would come back midway through the set to even the score, 13-13.

The Black and Gold would trail 18-14 later in the game, until kills by Muhammad and Martin helped the Peregrines battle back to put them within a point of the Cougars, still trailing 18-17.

The Cougars would go on a small run, before Purdue Calumet halted IU East's scoring efforts to tie the game at 23-23 after a service ace by Martin.

IU East would stay resilient picking up the next two points, leading them in to the third set with a 2-0 advantage.

The Peregrines were led by Martin who recorded eight kills and a .227 attack percentage while sophomore setter Bartolini (Portage, Ind./Chesterton) racked up 20 assists in the setback.

Purdue Calumet will return to action Tuesday, Sept.29 as they host CCAC rival Trinity Christian at the Fitness and Recreation Center. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Purdue Calumet Falls at St. Xavier, 4-1
The Purdue University Calumet women’s soccer team fell by a 4-1 margin on the road at Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe St. Xavier University Saturday.

Trailing 3-0 at halftime, Peregrines’ freshman Shelby Ross (Columbus, Ind./Columbus North) netted the first goal of her career in the 65th minute to cut the lead to two, as the forward’s unassisted strike from 25 yards out found itself past the left post to cut the Cougars’ lead to two, at 3-1.

That didn’t last long, however, as SXU (3-5-0, 1-1) would add one more insurance score when Christina Sperando netted her second goal of the contest in the 70th minute to seal it for the home team.

Sperando score the game’s first goal in the 33rd, and teammates Alyssa Gaede and Julia Gawlak added scores of their own to make the score 3-0 at the break.

SXU finished the game with a 25-10 shot advantage and out-booted the Peregrines (1-7-1, 0-3) in corner kicks, 7-3. Ross and senior Kami Graber (Nashville, Ind./Brown County) led Purdue Calumet in the shots category, each recording three apiece.

Freshmen keepers Kelley Sharp (Seymour, Ind./Seymour) and Lucie Ashmore (Greystones, Ireland/St. Gerard’s School) split time in goal, with Sharp recording three saves and Ashmore, who took over in the second half, four stops.

Carly Bledsoe picked up the win in goal for the Tigers, finishing with six saves.

Purdue Calumet returns to action Tuesday, Sept. 29, when the Peregrines host Trinity International.

Men's Soccer Falls to SXU in Double Overtime, 3-2
The Purdue University Calumet men’s soccer team fell to St. Xavier University, 3-2, in double overtime Saturday evening at the Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field.

The Peregrines (6-1-1, 2-1 CCAC) lost to the Cougars (4-4, 1-1 CCAC) for their first Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference loss of the season.

The Black and Gold used a free kick score by Andres Ayala (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan) from just outside the penalty box to give the Peregrines a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute of the match.

St. Xavier would answer back with a pair of goals in a three-minute span by Ricardo Aldape and Orlando Tapia to put the Cougars ahead 2-1 heading in to the half.

The Peregrines would tie the game in the 62nd minute thanks to junior Nico Monteiro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, IBMEC) who notched his fourth goal of the season.

Both teams would remain scoreless for the remainder of regulation before heading to overtime tied at 2-2.

The Cougars would record its game-winning goal with four minutes remaining in double overtime, as senior forward Marco Gutierrez sealed SXU’s 3-2 victory with his second goal of the season.

Freshman keeper Jonathon Lozano (Hammond, Ind./Bishop Noll) made his first career start in goal for the Peregrines, recording six saves in the setback.

The Peregrines will be back in action Wednesday, Sept. 30, as they host CCAC rival Trinity International University at 3:30 p.m. at Dowling Park’s Pepsi Field.

Mudd Shoots 75; Purdue Calumet Fourth at Harbor Links
Patrick Mudd dropped 10 strokes from his first round in Sunday’s final round of the Indiana East Harbor Links Invitational to lead the Purdue University Calumet men’s golf team in its fourth-place finish.

Mudd (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) shot a team-best 75 Sunday to finish with a two-day score of 160, which tied for fifth in the field of 33 in the event, held at Harbor Links Golf Course at Sagamore Resort in Liberty, Ind.

The Peregrines finished fourth as a team in the six-team event, beating out host Indiana East (676) with a team score of 675 after cutting three strokes off its Saturday score, shooting a 336 Sunday.

Senior Tim Talley (Portage, Ind./Portage) was the next Peregrine finisher, placing 10th after shooting 80 Sunday for a two-day score of 164. Freshman Ryan Wells (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central) was next, tying for 23rd with a two-day score of 176.

Brad Bobrowski (Valpraaiso, Ind./Boone Grove) finished 31st (182) and Paul Shane (Portage, Ind./Portage) was 32nd with a 185 to round out Purdue Calumet’s competitors.

Cincinnati State won the team title with a two-day score of 640. Second-place Cincinnati Christian (647) was second, as Taylor Suggs captured medalist honors after shooting a 74 Saturday and 73 Sunday for a two-day total of 147.

Purdue Calumet completes its fall schedule Oct. 4-5 when the Peregrines travel to Lake Geneva, Wis., for the Milwaukee School of Engneering Invitational.

IU East Harbor Links Invite
Harbor Links at Sagamore Resort
TEAM SCORES – 1. Cincinnati State 320-320—640; 2. Cincinnati Christian 321-326—647; 3. Mount St. Jospeh 336-338—674; 4. Purdue Calumet 339-336—675; 5. Indiana East 351-325—676; 6. Cincinnati State B 336-357—693.

PURDUE CALUMET (339-336—675): t-5. Patrick Mudd 85-75—160; 10. Tim Talley 84-80—164; t-23. Ryan Wells 87-89—176; 31. Brad Bobrowski 83-99—182; 32. Paul Shane 93-92—185.