October 13, 2002
USI women’s soccer continues to have trouble with SIUE
The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer continued to have its problems with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, dropping a 3-1 decision at Strassweg Field Sunday afternoon. USI, which is only 1-7-1 through the years against SIUE, falls to 6-7-0 overall, 1-5-0 in the GLVC.
The Cougars sprang out in front with two goals in the final 10 minutes of the first half off the foot of the senior forward Collen Creamer.
USI cut the lead in half at the 58:21 mark on a goal by senior midfielder Jill Hejlek (St. Louis, Missouri). Hejlek’s goal was the result of a pass down the near side-line by junior forward Aisha Earle-Smith (Spring, Texas) that was crossed in to Hejleck by sophomore midfielder Courtney Reeder (Carbondale, Illinois).
SIUE put the game out of reach at the 80:12 mark with a late goal to make the score 3-1.
The Eagles return to the road next weekend at Lewis University in a 2:30 p.m. match Friday, October 18. USI’s will finish its road scheduled Sunday, October 20, at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information