Purdue sports roundup | Hat trick propels women’s soccer past Nebraska in Big Ten opener

Purdue sports roundup | Hat trick propels women’s soccer past Nebraska in Big Ten opener

WEST LAFAYETTE – Looking back, looking ahead at what’s going on around Purdue athletics: 

Women’s Soccer

Looking back: Sophomore midfielder Emily Mathews scored a hat trick and senior goalkeeper Marisa Bova made five saves as the Boilermakers posted a 3-1 victory at Nebraska to open Big Ten action. 

Looking ahead: Purdue takes a four-game winning streak into Thursday’s matchup at Illinois (8 p.m.) before returning home Sunday to face Iowa. The 6-1-2 start to the season is the program’s best since 2007. 

Volleyball

Looking back: The ninth-ranked Boilermakers concluded non-conference action by winning three matches at the Stacy Clark Invitational at Holloway Gymnasium. Purdue swept Jacksonville State, Purdue Fort Wayne and No. 22 Tennessee to improve to 8-1. Grace Cleveland had 12 kills in the win over the Vols. Cleveland, Raven Colvin and Jenna Otec earned all-tournament honors. Otec was named MVP. 

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