HAMMOND, Ind. — The Purdue University Northwest women’s soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to Trinity Christian College Wednesday afternoon at Dowling Park.
Sophomore Shayna Coy (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers) put the Pride (5-11, 3-8 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) on the scoreboard first, as teammate Shelby Ross (Nashville, Ind,/Columbus North) delivered a cross to Coy who connected in front of the box in just the 3’.
But the visiting Trolls (9-5-3, 6-3-2) answered quickly, as Jessica Bianchi evened the score in the 10’ off a rebound on a blocked shot from Kayla Diemer. TCC would take the lead three minutes later, as Diemer scored this time on a pass from Bianchi.
Up 2-1 at the break, Trinity Christian would go on to add two more in the 65’ and 72' in a rainy contest to seal the road victory.
TCC outshot the Pride by a 21-6 margin, 12-2 on goal. Ross led PNW with four shots, one on goal, and Coy and freshman Alexa Vega (West Chicago, Ill./Community) accounted for the other two shots.
Lucie Ashmore (Greystones, Ireland/St. Gerard’s School) took the loss in goal for PNW, recording seven saves, while TCC’s Sierra Christopher got the win, stopping one shot.
Prior to the contest, PNW honored its lone senior, Iridiana Mendoza (West Chicago, Ill./Community). Mendoza leaves PNW as the program’s first four-year letter winner, as she’s logged over 4,000 minutes in 68 matches played.
Purdue Northwest will play its final regular season game this Saturday on the road, as the Pride will take on Calumet St. Joseph beginning at noon CT at East Chicago High School.