20 Sep 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:
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.
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.
Looking ahead: The Boilermakers open up Big Ten play Friday against No. 3 Ohio State (7 p.m.) at Holloway Gymnasium before traveling to Indiana on Sunday (2 p.m.). Six teams from the Big Ten were ranked in last week’s poll.
Looking back: Coach Rob Bradley’s team placed 10th in the Olympia Fields Invitational at Olympia Fields Country Club, marking the third time in eight appearances the Boilermakers have finished in the top 10. No. 4 Stanford won the event. Purdue placed ahead of Illinois, Baylor, Florida State Arizona and California. Joe Weiler finished 12th (2-over 212) and sophomore Herman Sekne was 24th (5-over 215).
Looking ahead: The Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate is scheduled for Oct. 2-4 in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
Looking back: Senior Curt Eckstein and sophomore Katelyn Wasson each placed second as the Boilermakers swept the team titles at the John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute. The women’s team totaled 24 points to outlast Indiana, which scored 49. The men’s team had 36 points with Indiana and Eastern Illinois coming in second.
Looking ahead: Purdue travels to Notre Dame on Oct. 1 to compete in the Joe Piane Invitational.
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