October 05, 2004
USI men’s soccer hopes to get on track at Strassweg
The University of Southern Indiana men’s soccer team hopes its final two-match conference homestand of 2004 will enable the team to get back on track. USI hosts Saint Joseph’s College Friday at 5 p.m. and the University of Indianapolis for Senior Day Sunday at noon.
The Screaming Eagles (2-9-0 overall and 1-4-0 GLVC) need to get on track to earn a berth in the GLVC Tournament. Entering the weekend, the Eagles are just two games behind sixth place University of Missouri-St. Louis and two-and-a-half behind fifth place Northern Kentucky University with five conference games left to play.
The problem for USI has been scoring. The Eagles have been held scoreless the last three matches despite holding the opposition to just over a goal per match.
SJC (1-10-1, 0-5-1 GLVC) enters Friday’s match-up on a 10-match winless streak and has lost the last four. The Pumas lost 1-0 to both Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Quincy University last weekend at home.
USI leads the all-time series with SJC, 16-3-0, and has won the last two meetings.
Indianapolis (4-5-2, 1-3-1 GLVC) begins this week’s action having lost three of its last four matches. The Greyhounds split their conference matches last weekend at home, defeating the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1-0 in overtime, and losing to Quincy University, 3-1.
The Eagles lead the all-time series with Indianapolis, 16-3-0, having won the last two meetings and three of the last four.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information