September 25, 2002
Will USI and Kentucky Wesleyan get to play soccer this week?
Last year Mother Nature said ďno wayĒ on two different occasions when the University of Southern Indiana and Kentucky Wesleyan College were scheduled to play soccer. Will they get to play this year?
The Screaming Eagles are scheduled to host the Panthers in a menís and womenís doubleheader Friday, September 27, at Strassweg Field. Match times are 5 p.m. for the menís game and 7:30 p.m. for the womenís contest. The weather forecast this time calls for showers all day on Friday.
In the menís game, the Eagles are riding a three-match winning streak and 2-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference for the first time since 1991. The Eagles also have pushed their record over the .500 mark for the first time this year at 4-3-0 after the 0-2-0 start.
Senior forward Greg Henry (France) has put his stamp on the winning streak with the deciding goal in all three contests and was named the GLVC Player of the Week. Henry, who has eight points this fall on three goals and two assists, has pulled to within two points of USIís season leader, junior forward Matt Settles (Evansville, Indiana). Settles has 10 points on four goals and two assists in seven matches this year.
While the Eagles are on an upswing, the KWC Panthers are still looking to get their season started. KWC is 0-5-0 overall and 0-1-0 in the GLVC after falling to Bellarmine University over the weekend, 4-1.
The Eagles will enter the Friday night match-up with a series lead of 13-5-2.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information