October 24, 2002
Women’s soccer working to keep tournament hopes alive
The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team needs to do just one thing this weekend to earn a trip to the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament—beat the University of Indianapolis.
USI and Indianapolis are tied with a 2-6-0 conference record and whoever wins on Sunday, October 27, earns the right to play the number one seed Sunday, November 3, in the first round. Game time Sunday is 2:30 p.m. at Strassweg Field.
The Greyhounds, 5-10-0 overall, took last season’s match, 2-0, but USI leads the series, 4-3-0.
The Screaming Eagles, 7-8-0 overall, could improve their position in the tournament if they can sweep their final two league games. The Eagles start league action this week with Saint Joseph’s College Friday, October 25, in a 7:30 p.m. contest at Strassweg Field.
The Pumas are ahead of the Eagles in the standings with a 3-3-1 conference record and 7-7-1 overall. Following Friday’s match, SJC will play the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Sunday and host Bellarmine University in a make-up match Thursday, October 31.
SJC, who defeated USI, 2-1, in Rensselaer, Indiana, last season, is one of three GLVC teams to lead a series with the Eagles. The Pumas are 6-3-0 against the Eagles since USI started the program in 1996.
The Eagles are led in 2002 by sophomore midfielder Courtney Reeder (Carbondale, Illinois) and freshman forward Alisann Shetler (Evansville, Indiana). Reeder has posted 14 points on five goals and four assists, while Shetler has 13 points on six goals and one assist.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information