Pride Drop Home Contest to Michigan Tech
HAMMOND, Ind. — The Purdue Northwest women’s volleyball team was defeated Friday in three sets at the hands of Michigan Tech (16-3, 10-1 GLIAC).
Jenna Pasko (Lansing, Ill./T.F. South) finished the night with eight kills and five assists, as she continues to be an on-court leader for the Pride in her senior season. She also tallied four block assists, which was a tie for team-high with freshman Rachel Wilkening (Hebron, Ind./Boone Grove). Christina Dal Santo (St. John, Ind./Andrean) had another strong match as she ended up with six digs for the match.
The first set was all Michigan Tech, as the Huskies were able to hold PNW to just 11 points for the set as MTU won 25-11. Olivia Ghormley ended the set with a kill. In the second set, the Pride were once again unable to get anything going as they were defeated 25-12 as Jenna Dal Santo (St. John, Ind./Andrean) was double-blocked at the net by a pair of Huskies.
In the third set, the Pride mounted a ferocious comeback. An attack error from Ghormley gave the Pride a 21-20 lead late and brought the crowd at the Fitness and Recreation Center. The Huskies were able to win the next six points and take the victory.
Next up, the Pride will travel to Westville to take on the Northern Michigan Wildcats (10-8, 2-8 GLIAC) from the Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex.