Saves by Ashmore, Sharp Not Enough; Purdue Northwest Falls to Ferris State, 4-0
Big Rapids, Mich. – Despite a combined 14 saves by juniors Lucie Ashmore (Greystones, Ireland/St. Gerald’s School) and Kelley Sharp (Seymour, Ind./Seymour), the Purdue Northwest women’s soccer team dropped a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) game to Ferris State University (Mich.), 4-0, Sunday afternoon at FSU Turf Field in Big Rapids, Mich. Ashmore led the Pride with 11 saves, all in the first half, in her 45 minutes of work in goal for the game.
The Bulldogs scored their first goal in the game’s 33rd minute on a short shot in the box by Carley Dubbert set up off a cross by Brandi Wagner. In the 41st minute, FSU went up 2-0 on a goal by Alex Halstead. Leading 2-0 at the half, Ferris State added to its lead in the 66th minute on a goal by Mackenzie Dawes and completed its scoring less than four minutes later on a goal by Rachel Fouts.
PNW had three shots on goal in the game by junior Shelby Ross (Marquette, Mich./Columbus North), sophomore Rachel Inglese (Crown Point, Ind./Lake Central) and freshman Brook Switzer (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson). Sharp had the remaining three saves in the game for the Pride, all in the second half.
Purdue Northwest (0-12-0 overall/0-8-0 GLIAC) returns to Hammond, Ind., and hosts a non-conference game against Lewis University (Ill.) on Tuesday, October 17. The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. CT start at Pepsi Field in Dowling Park.