Jones, Martin Shine; Purdue Northwest Volleyball Falls in Three
HAMMOND, Ind. – The Purdue University Northwest volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Grand Valley State University (Mich.) Saturday afternoon, 3-0, at the Fitness and Recreation Center in Hammond, Ind.

Carissa Jones (Whiting, Ind./Bishop Noll) and Gabrielle Martin (DeMotte, Ind./Kankakee Valley) each led the Black and Gold offensively.  Jones finishing with nine kills and 12 digs, while Martin also recorded nine kills and 11 digs.

Brooke Ahrens (Covington, Ind./Covington) tallied a team-high 21 assists and Auburn Dodd (Chicago, Ill./Gwendolyn Brooks) notched a trio of block assists to headline the leaders for the Pride.

After the Lakers won the opening set, 25-14, the Pride bounced back and stayed even with GVSU for most of Set 2.

The Pride tied the score on an Ahrens service ace to make it 20-20, but the Lakers went on a run to end the set, 25-21.

GVSU kept that momentum rolling in to the final set coming away with the 3-0 win.

Sydney Doby, Staci Brower and Shannon Winicki each led the Lakers with match-high 10-kill totals.

The Pride return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 27, when they travel to Joliet, Ill., for a non-conference contest at University of St. Francis (Ill.) beginning at 7:00 p.m. (CT).