HAMMOND, Ind. – The Purdue University Calumet Men’s Soccer team used an offensive surge to lift them past Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe University of St. Francis (Ill.) Tuesday night.
The Peregrines (8-1-1, 4-1, CCAC) used two goals in the first half to give the Black and Gold a 2-0 lead heading in to the break over the Fighting Saints (2-10, 0-6 CCAC).
Sophomore Forward Tulio Ribeiro (Itajuba, Brazil/Colegio Sagrado Coracao de Jesus) recorded his first goal of the season in the 19th minute on a pass from Papa Otoo (Bradenton, Fla./Braden River), followed by sophomore Zac Doepke (Troy, Mich./Troy) who also tallied his first season goal on a ball by Ryan Serna (Highland, Ind./Highland), giving the Peregrines a 2-0 lead heading in to the break.
After the Fighting Saints notched a goal to put USF within one, 2-1, in the 57th minute, the Peregrines would get some help on a Fighting Saint own goal to give Purdue Calumet a 3-1 advantage.
Ribeiro would tally his second goal of the match, followed by Matthew Willinger’s (Haubstadt,Ind./Gibson Southern) first career goal, helping solidify the Peregrines 5-1 victory.
Junior midfielder Nicolau Monteiro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/IBMEC) registered 2 assists while keeper Marco Zendejas notched two saves in 90 minutes for his first career win for the Peregrines.
The Black and Gold outshot the Fighting Saints 27-11, with 14 of those shots being on goal.
The Peregrines will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 10, as they host Judson University in a CCAC contest. The match is set to start at 2:30 p.m at Dowling Park’s Pepsi Field.