September 29, 2005
Eagles hope to fly high during homestand
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana men's soccer team hopes to get back into the air with a pair of GLVC home games this weekend. USI will host the University of Indianapolis Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saint Joseph's College Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Screaming Eagles have been grounded by their last four opponents, including a 1-0 double-overtime loss to Quincy University last Friday. A decline in goal production has been a problem for the Eagles.
USI (3-6-0, 1-4-0 GLVC) scored 12 goals in the first five contests and was 3-2-0 overall, compared to just two goals in the four losses. Sophomore forward Evan Stoll (Washington, Indiana) leads the team with eight points on four goals, while sophomore midfielder Quintin Myers (Washington, Indiana) leads the team with three assists.
Indianapolis (6-1-2, 2-1-2 GLVC) visits Strassweg Field on a winning note, defeating SJC, 1-0, in its only conference contest last weekend. Within the conference, Indianapolis is just 2-1-2 after staring the year with a 4-0-0 non-conference record.
SJC (3-8-0, 0-5-0) follows Indianapolis to Strassweg Field after playing Kentucky Wesleyan College Friday. The Pumas begin the week in the midst of a six-match losing streak and has been shutout in their last five matches.
USI leads the all-time series with Indianapolis and SJC by an identical 16-4-0 record and has split the last eight meetings with each team. Last season, Indianapolis and SJC defeated the Eagles at Strassweg Field, 3-1 and 4-3, respectively.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information