Purdue Calumet Sports Update, September 9, 2015

PUC-Falls-on-the-Road-at-Goshen-4-0Purdue Calumet Falls on the Road at Goshen, 4-0
The Purdue University Calumet women’s soccer team sustained a 4-0 loss at nonleague Goshen College Tuesday night.

The Peregrines (1-3-1) held the Maple Leafs (3-1) scoreless through the matches’ first 45 minutes, as both teams entered the halftime break deadlocked at a 0-0 tie.

Goshen, however, struck first in the 55th minute behind an unassisted score from Melanie Drinkwater, who went on to score a hat trick with additional goals in the 84th and 85th minutes. Gina Berkey added Goshen’s other score in the 64th.

Despite the margin in score, the shot totals were close, as Goshen just edged the Peregrines in that category, 13-11. Purdue Calumet held the Leafs to just six shots on goal, as freshman keeper Kelley Sharp (Seymour, Ind./Seymour) recorded two saves in 90 minutes in goal.

Freshman Shelby Ross (Columbus, Ind./Columbus North) led the Peregrines in shots with four, one on goal, and classmate Shayna Coy (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers) added three shots for the offense.

The Leafs finished the game with the advantage in corner kicks, 5-3, although Purdue Calumet won the battle in the second half with all three corners won in the final 45 minutes.

Goshen keeper Natalie Thorne picked up the victory with four saves in the shutout for the home squad.

Peregrine junior defender Iridiana Mendoza (West Chicago, Ill./Community) was selected as the team’s ‘Player of the Match’ by Head Coach Kellie Evans.

Purdue Calumet returns to action Tues., Sept. 15, when it hosts Lourdes (Ohio) in a nonleague contest at Dowling Park beginning at 4 p.m. CT.

PUC-Sweeps-IUN-to-Stay-Perfect-8-0-Vs-RedHawksPurdue Calumet Sweeps IUN to Stay Perfect 8-0 Vs RedHawks
A pair of double-digit kill performances by Gabrielle Martin (Kankakee Valley, Ind./Kankakee Valley) and Jenna Pasko (Lansing, Ill./T.F. South) helped lead the Purdue University Calumet volleyball team to a 3-0 win over rival Indiana northwest Tuesday night at the Savannah Center.

The Peregrines (3-4) defeated the RedHawks (2-5) 25-16, 25-18 and 25-16 in the nonleague contest on the road.

“I thought that we played incredibly balanced tonight and our offense was spread out amongst all of our hitters,” Head Coach Julie Wiejak said. “I liked our composure and I thought that we handled the ball behind the serving line very well.”

The Black and Gold notched a season-high 15 service aces, with senior libero Samantha Basar (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) notching a career-high seven service aces on the night.

Martin, who hit a blistering .714 attack percentage for the match, used a six-kill performance in Set 1 to help the Peregrines go up 1-0.

The Peregrines offensive attack was spread out nicely thorough out the remainder of the match, thanks to sophomore setter Carley Bartolini (Portage, Ind./Chesterton) who finished the match with 33 assists to six different Peregrine attackers.

Senior Akeelah Muhammad (Chicago Heights, Ill./Bloom Township/Kishwaukee) recorded seven kills and sophomore Kayla Elsea (Palmyra, Ind./Crawford County) notched six kills and a .400 attack percentage to help the Black and Gold to a victory.

Danielle Zandstra and Amanda Colvin led IUN with six kills apiece, Kat Stidham had seven assists and Jade Mulvaney added six digs.

The Peregrines picked up their eighth-straight win over over the rival Redhawks, and keep a perfect 8-0 record since the program was reintroduced in 2010.

The Black and Gold return to action tomorrow night, as they kick off their first home match of the year against Indiana Kokomo. The matchup is set to begin at 6 p.m. CT at the Fitness and Recreation Center.