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September 24, 2003

USI men’s soccer hopes to stay hot on the road

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The University of Southern Indiana men’s soccer team hopes to continue its great start in the GLVC when it goes on the road for a pair of league games this weekend. The Screaming Eagles play the University of Indianapolis Friday, September 26, at the St. Francis Alliance Soccer Complex in Indianapolis, and at Saint Joseph’s College Sunday, September 28 in Rensselaer, Indiana.

USI leads both series 15-3-0 after defeating Indianapolis, 2-0, and Saint Joseph’s, 4-2, last fall.

The Eagles, 3-3-0 overall and 2-0-0 GLVC, want to continue the momentum they generated last weekend by opening the GLVC schedule with a pair of victories. The wins brought the USI record back to the .500 mark and propelled the Eagles back into the Central Region rankings at fifth.

USI was led in the victories by the GLVC Player of the Week Ian Bray (Scotland), a junior midfielder. Bray scored the game winner in overtime against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and assisted on the game winner against Lewis University.

For the season, Ian’s brother, Duncan Bray, leads the Eagles in scoring with 10 points on a team best three goals and four assists. Between the posts, sophomore goalkeeper Kyle Penick (Evansville, Indiana) lowered his goals against average to 1.96 with a pair of wins and his first shutout of the season.

First up this week for the Eagles is the Greyhounds of Indianapolis. The Greyhounds remained at .500 and winless during the first week of conference play, tying Bellarmine University and Northern Kentucky University 0-0. Overall, Indianapolis is 2-4-2.

Indianapolis is led by junior forward Miguel de Diego with seven points on three goals and one assist. Junior goalkeeper Matt Williams leads the Greyhounds between the posts with a 1.28 GAA in seven matches.

The Pumas start this week’s action by hosting the University of Missouri-St. Louis Friday evening. Saint Joseph’s also begins GLVC play 0-0-2, tying Kentucky Wesleyan College, 0-0, and Bellarmine, 1-1.

Pumas’ sophomore forward McKinley Jones leads the squad and the GLVC in scoring with 15 points on a league-best seven goals and one assist. Between the posts, freshman Adam Burgdolf and Dan Ford have split the goalkeeping duties with a combined 1.92 GAA.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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