September 21, 2005
Screaming Eagles hope to travel the right track
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana men's soccer team hopes to travel the right track when it goes on the road for a pair of GLVC matches this weekend. The road trip begins Friday when the Screaming Eagles play a 7:30 p.m. match at Quincy University.
USI (3-5-0, 1-3-0 GLVC) finishes the road trip with a 2:30 p.m. contest Sunday against #2 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The match has been moved to Washington University's Francis Field in St. Louis, Missouri, due to surface problems with SIUE's Bob Guelker Field.
The Eagles suffered through a tough homestand last weekend, falling 3-1 to both the University of Missouri-Rolla and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. USI hit the right post twice in the second half of the loss to UMR.
For the season, junior midfielder Evan Stoll (Washington, Indiana) has a team-best four goals for a total of eight points. Senior midfielder Jeff Slaga (Kokomo, Indiana) is second on the team with six points on three goals.
Quincy University (4-2-1, 2-1-0 GLVC) has won five in a row after defeating Culver-Stockton College, 5-0, Tuesday. The Hawks went on the road last weekend to defeat #18 University of Indianapolis, 1-0, and Saint Joseph's College, 2-0.
USI trails Quincy in the all-time series, 9-3-0, but has won three of the last five meetings.
SIUE (6-1-1, 2-0-1 GLVC) was the 2004 NCAA Division II runner-up a year ago and has won six of its eight matches in 2005. The Cougars had their six match winning streak stopped with a tie at Indianapolis Sunday.
The Eagles trail the all-time series against the Cougars, 9-3-1. SIUE also has won five of the last six matches with USI.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information