Purdue Calumet Sports Update, September 8, 2015

Ryan Wells' 72 Leads Purdue Calumet to Third-Place Finish
Freshman Ryan Wells carded the second-best time in school history to help the Purdue University Calumet men’s golf team improve a spot from Day 1 for a third place finish at the Olivet Nazarene Fall Invitational in Friday’s final round.

Wells (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) shot a Day 2 72 – tied for the best mark in the school record books – to finish with a two-day score of 152 to place fourth overall in the individual standings at the event, held at Balmoral Woods Country Club.

The Peregrines improved their team score by five strokes (317) Friday to finish third with a two-day score of 639 in the 10-team event. St. Francis (Ill.) captured the team title with a score of 622, edging host Olivet Nazarene (623) by one stroke.

Peregrines’ junior Patrick Mudd (Crown Point) shot a 79 Friday to finish with a two-day score of 155, which stood good for a spot in the Top 10.

Senior Tim Talley (Portage, Ind./Portage) finished with a two-day total of 164 and freshman Leo Govert (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) shot an 84 on Friday to finish with a 168.

Brad Bobrowski (Valparaiso, Ind./Boone Grove) rounded out the Peregrines’ scores with a two-day score of 173.

ONU’s Matt Winkleman captured the individual medalist title with a two-best score of 150. He shot a 77 on Friday after carding a 73 on Thursday.

Well’s 152 also stands tied as the fourth-best two-day score in Peregrine golf history.

Purdue Calumet returns to action Sept. 14-15 when the Peregrines host the annual Mike Lalaeff Memorial Invitational at Lost Marsh Golf Course.

Purdue Calumet Earns 2-2 Draw with Madonna Friday
The Purdue University Calumet men’s soccer team ended with a 2-2, double-overtime draw against Madonna University in a nonconference league matchup Friday afternoon at Dowling Park's Pepsi Field.

The Peregrines (2-0-1) used two goals in the first half to give themselves the early 2-0 lead, but the Crusaders (2-0-1) would answer back with a pair of goals after the break to even things up at 2-2.

Aggressive play on each side of the ball from both teams held the score at two goals a piece for the remainder of regulation and two overtime periods.

Senior Andres Ayala (San Antonio, Texas/ Ronald Reagan) recorded the first goal of the match in the 6th minute thanks to a pass from Juan Pablo Garza (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan), who slotted the ball right through the defender to set up a smooth finish from Ayala.

Garza would later notch his first goal of the season, after a pass from Jaime Prado (Chicago, Ill./Washington/South Suburban) allowed his senior teammate to strike the ball to the right corner of the goal to put the Black and Gold ahead by two goals.

Madonna would answer back after the break, scoring their first goal of the game in the 68th minute after Amadou Cisse scored his fourth goal of the season to put the Crusaders within one.

Nick Pepper would tie things up for Madonna late in the match, scoring in the 85th minute on a ball from Douglas Ogolla.

Both teams would remain scoreless through out two overtime periods, which would end the match in a draw, 2-2.

Purdue Calumet outshot the Crusaders 13-11 in the match with Ayala leading the way with five shots, three of them on goal.

The Peregrines will be back in action Thurs. Sep.10, as they take on nonconference opponent Harris Stowe at 4:30 pm at Dowling Park.

Alex Cordova 10th Overall; Purdue Calumet Men Fifth at USF Invite Friday
Alex Cordova again led the way as the Purdue University Calumet men’s cross country team raced to a fifth-place finish at the St. Francis Twilight Invitational Friday evening.

Cordova (Hobart, Ind./Hobart), a junior, ran a 5K time of 16 minutes, 5 seconds, to place 10th overall in the individual standings. The time was just three seconds slower than his winning time in last week’s Northwest Classic 5K.

Sophomore Salvador Cordova (Hammond, Ind./Bishop Noll) was the next Peregrine finisher, running a 17:13 to place 32nd overall, while sophomore Roger Jachna (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central) crossed the finish line 40th with a time of 17:45. Teammate Jordan Posthauer shaved 35 seconds of his previous 5K time to finish as the fourth Peregrines runner, finishing 49th overall with a time of 18:04.

Senior Fernando Pina (Hammond, Ind./Hammond) rounded out the Purdue Calumet Top 5 with a time of 18:14 to place 52nd overall.

Host St. Francis ran away with the team title with 29 points, while NCAA Division III University of Chicago was second with 39 points. Trinity Christian College was third and St. Xavier placed fourth just ahead of the Peregrines, who finished with a score of 183.

Purdue Calumet returns to action Sept. 18 when the Peregrines travel to Terre Haute, Ind., for the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships.

TEAM RESULTS – 1. St. Francis 29; 2. University of Chicago, 39; 3. Trinity Christian, 135; 4. St. Xavier, 181; 5. Purdue Calumet, 183; 6. Benedictine, 190; 7. Calumet College, 198; 8. Waubonsee, 200; 9. IU South Bend, 206; 10. Prairie State, 353; Governors State, Incomplete; Roosevelt, Incomplete.

PURDUE CALUMET – 10. Alex Cordova, 16:05; 32. Salvador Cordova, 17:13; 40. Roger Jachna, 17:45; 49. Jordan Posthauer, 18:04; 52. Fernando Pina, 18:14; 55. Justin Peterson, 18:29; 61. Matthew Matthias, 18:48; Mark Peters, 19:15; Michael Buckman, 20:34; Martin Estrada, 20:46; Dustin Pluard, 22:01; Chris Rhodes, 22:57.

Kubas, Baker Lead Purdue Calumet Women to Seventh Place Finish
The Purdue University Calumet women’s cross country team shaved nearly two minutes off its total team time in Friday’s seventh place finish at the St. Francis Twilight Invitational.

Freshman Sara Kubas (Orland Hills, Andrew) again led the way, finishing 29th overall with a time of 21 minutes, 20 seconds. Classmate Amanda Baker was next, crossing the line in 35th with a time of 22:12.

Sophomore Ashley Ulanowski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) was the third Peregrine finisher with a time of 22:38 (38th) and Christine Lewandowski (Whiting, Ind./Bishop Noll) was 42nd overall with a time of 22:48.

Rounding out Purdue Calumet’s finishers were Megan Gliva (24:33), Abigail Bondi (24:48) and Alejandra Garcia (28:12).

University of Chicago, led by overall medalist Khia Kurtenback (18:41, won the team title with 19 points and host St. Francis (51 points) was second. Trinity Christian scored 51 points to place third.

Purdue Calumet returns to action Sept. 18 when the Peregrines travel to Terre Haute, Ind., for the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships.

Purdue Calumet Opens 2015 With 7-2 Win at NCAA DII St. Joseph's
The Purdue University Calumet women’s tennis team opened the 2015 campaign with a big victory in Saturday’s 7-2 win at NCAA Division II St. Joseph's College.

The Peregrines (1-0) captured victories at No. 1, 3, 4, and 5 singles to go along with a clean sweep at doubles.

Senior Lori Haas (Bismarck, Ill./Bismarck-Henning) defeated SJC’s Tate Hickey in straight sets at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-3, then helped doubles teammate Ashley Pabey (East Chicago, Ind./East Chicago) pick up the win at No. 1 doubles, 8-4, against the Pumas’ Hickey and Clare Kost.

Sophomores Abby Kvachkoff (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) and Kasey Kulesa (Munster, Ind./Munster) also teamed up to beat SJC’s Vanessa Olson and Mary Huffine, 8-4.

Kvachkoff won at No. 3 singles in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, and senior Emily Pearson (Hammond, Ind./Morton) pulled out a marathon win at No. 5 singles, responding from a first-set loss to SJC’s Lauren Jakubczyk to go on to win, 4-6, 7-6, 10-6.

Pabey also put up a battle in her No. 2 singles match, falling to Kost by scores of 2-6, 6-4, 10-3.

Purdue Calumet returns to action Sat., Sept. 26, when the Peregrines travel to Goshen College for a 3 p.m. nonleague contest.


Singles — 1. Lori Haas (PUC) def. Tate Hickey, 6-0, 6-3; 2. Clare Kost (SJC) def. Ashley Pabey, 2-6, 6-4,10-3; 3. Abby Kvachkoff (PUC) def. Vanessa Olson, 6-3, 6-3; 4. Mary Huffine (SJC) def. Cynthia Basu-Chavez, 6-2, 6-1; 5. Emily Pearson (PUC) def. Lauren Jakubcyk, 4-6, 7-6, 10-6; 6. Kasey Kulesa (PUC) won by default.

Doubles — 1. Haas/Pabey (PUC) def. Hickey/Kost, 8-4; 2. Kvachkoff/Kulesa (PUC) def. Olson/Huffine, 8-4; 3. Basu-Chavez/Pearson won by default.

Purdue Calumet Battles Mount Mercy to 1-1 Draw
The Purdue University Calumet women’s soccer team battled visiting Mount Mercy University (Iowa) to a 1-1 double-overtime draw in a nonconference matchup Saturday afternoon at Dowling Park's Pepsi Field.

“This was the closest to putting together a complete game so far this season,” First-Year Head Coach Kellie Evans said. “We saw a lot of fight today and I am pleased with our overall team effort.”

The Peregrines (1-2-1) saw themselves down early in the match, as MMU freshman midfielder Julia Roedel came off the bench to net the first goal of the game in the 24th minute to give the Mustangs (3-2-1) a 1-0 lead.

An aggressive offensive attack for the Peregrines put them in a position to tie the game in the second half.

After the Mustang's keeper mishandled the ball outside the box, junior Rachel Gregory (Highland, Ind./Highland) ripped a ball to the middle of the 6-yard box that deflected off a Mustang defender in to the open net which tied the game at 1-1.

In the last minute of doubleovertime, Gregory received a pass from Shelby Ross (Columbus, Ind./Columbus North) in front of the net, and ripped a shot towards the front of the goal.

Keeper Hannah Schroeder came up with a point blank save for Mount Mercy to keep the game tied, which turned out to be the final scoring attempt for either team, solidifying the 1-1 draw.

The Peregrines outshot the Mustangs 27-13, with Gregory leading the way with eight shots. Senior Kami Graber (Nashville, Ind./Brown County) and freshman Shayna Coy (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Leurs.) each chipped in with five shots respectively in the draw.

Tiffani Kotas (Alsip, Ill./Alan B. Shepard) who held down the middle of the field and distributed the ball well throughout the game, was named the team's 'Player of the Match.'

Purdue Calumet will be back in action Tues. Sep, 8 as it heads to Goshen College to take on the Maple Leafs at 6 p.m. in Goshen, Ind.

Purdue Calumet Splits, Defeats Brescia 3-0 and falls to SMWC, 3-1
The Purdue University Calumet volleyball team recorded a two-match split in Saturday’s St. Mary-of-the-Woods College tri-match, defeating Brescia University 3-0 in Match 1, before falling to the host Pomeroys in four sets, 3-1.

The Peregrines (2-4) only needed three sets to come away with a victory in its first match of the day against Brescia (1-2), defeating the Bearcats by scores of 25-22, 25-14, 25-23.

Sophomore Gabrielle Martin (Kankakee Valley, Ind./Kankakee Valley) and freshman Jenna Pasko (Lansing, Ill./T.F. South) led the way for the Peregrines, each recording a match-high 11 kills.

Senior libero Samantha Basar (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) recorded 10 digs and sophomore setter Carley Bartolini (Portage, Ind./Chesterton) had 32 assists for Purdue Calumet, which also got a pair of solo blocks from sophomore Kayla Elsea (Palmyra, Ind./Crawford County).

In the final match of the day, the Peregrines weren't able to complete the comeback in a 25-20, 14-25, 25-19, 25-23 loss to SMWC (4-0).

Despite falling in the first set, the Peregrine answered the call after a first-set loss tie the match up, 1-1.

After falling in Set 3, the Black and Gold hung tough thorough out the entire fourth set, leading late after an error from the Pomeroys put Purdue Calumet up, 20-17.

SMWC would fight back to tie the set at 20-20 before both teams would trade the next several points to even the score 23-23.

The Pomeroys closed out the final two points of the set, solidifying their 3-1 victory.

Akeelah Muhammad (Chicago Heights, Ill./Bloom Township/Kishwaukee) recorded a match-high 13 kills and a blistering .400 attack percentage, while Elsea added nine kills and a .350 percentage in the setback.

The Black and Gold will return to action Tues. Sep. 8 as they head to Gary, Ind. to take on rival Indiana Northwest. The matchup is set to begin at 7 p.m. CT.

Purdue Calumet opens its home slate the next day, taking on Indiana Kokomo Sept. 9 at the Fitness and Recreation Center. Match time is set for 6 p.m. CT.