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September 22, 2006

Men's soccer stops losing streak despite match being called

Southern Indiana (1-6-1, 0-4-1 GLVC): 2
@ Saint Joseph's (1-7-2, 0-6-1): 2


RENSSELAER, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana men's soccer team stopped its six match losing streak with a 2-2 tie at Saint Joseph's College Friday evening in Rensselear, Indiana. USI goes to 1-6-1 overall and 0-4-1 GLVC, while SJC goes to 1-7-2, 0-6-1 GLVC.

Michael Dugger

Down 2-0, the Screaming Eagles finally broke out of their scoring slump to tie the match. The first goal came at the 74:41 mark when junior forward Michael Dugger (Hanson, Kentucky) scored on a penalty kick. The goal was Dugger's second of the year.

The tying tally came just over two minutes later at 76:59 when freshman defender Kyle Leffel (Newburgh, Indiana) scored his first collegiate goal to make the score 2-2. Leffel scored off a pass from junior midfielder Evan Stoll (Washington, Indiana).

Kyle Leffel

The match was called with 10:12 to play by the officials due to on-field violence and fan interference. The Pumas were award two cards in the altercations, resulting in the ejection of Marcus Murphy, who received his second yellow card, and Brad Habel, who received a red card.

The Eagles concluded the road trip by traveling to the University of Indianapolis Sunday at 11 a.m. (CDT). USI returns to the friendly surroundings of Strassweg Field September 29 to host Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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