16 Oct Sarah Griffith’s OT goal extends women’s soccer winning streak
WEST LAFAYETTE – Looking back, looking ahead at what’s happening around Purdue sports:
Looking back: Sarah Griffith scored the fastest overtime goal in program history Thursday as the 19th-ranked Boilermakers nipped Ohio State 1-0 in Columbus. The goal was Griffith’s 12 of the season as Purdue (11-2-2, 6-1) won its third straight match.
Senior goalkeeper Marisa Bova made a career-best nine saves to earn her 17th career shutout. Griffith scored at the 90:34 mark to break the scoreless tie. The previous record was 41 seconds in 2005. It was the program’s fourth overtime goal in the first minute. The Boilermakers have 11 victories for the first time since 2009 and the six conference victories are the most since winning eight in 2007.
Looking ahead: Purdue will face Penn State in State College on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Looking back: Np. 7 Ohio State avenged an earlier loss to the sixth-ranked Boilermakers by posting a 3-1 victory on Friday night in Columbus. The Buckeyes posted a 25-22, 25-21, 19-25, 25-21 victory. Caitlyn Newton (16 kills, 11 digs) and Grace Cleveland (11 kills, 10 total blocks) recorded double-doubles. Freshman Raven Colvin had seven block assists, establishing a season-high. In her first career start, junior Maddie Schermerhorn tied a career-high 11 digs.
Looking ahead: After suffering its second Big Ten loss, Purdue hosts No. 15 Penn State on Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2
Looking back: The men’s team finished 27th and the women placed 29th at Friday’s Nuttycombe Invitational at Wisconsin’s Thomas Zimmer Championships Cross Country Course. Senior Curt Eckstein and sophomore Katelyn Wasson were Purdue’s top finishers in the team’s fourth meet. In the men’s 8k, Eckstein was 30th overall in 23:52.2. Wasson’s 6K time of 21:13.0 was good enough to place 90th.
Looking ahead: Purdue will compete in the Oct. 22 Butler Invitational.
Looking back: Herman Sekne earned medalist honors for the second straight week and the Boilermakers finished second – one shot behind Indiana – at the Purdue Fall Invite. The Boilermakers were 5-under par during the three-round tournament. Sekne fired rounds of 72, 66 and 67 to claim medalist honors by seven shots. Sekne, who earned Big Ten Men’s Golfer of the Week honors, finished in the top spot at the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate. Purdue finished in the top three in three of its four events this fall.
Looking ahead: The Boilermakers open the spring season at the Big Ten Match Play Championships in early February.
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