September 17, 2003
USI women’s soccer begins road back to the GLVC Tournament
The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team starts the road back to the GLVC post-season with a pair of league matches this week. The Screaming Eagles will host the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Friday, September 19, and Lewis University, Sunday, September 21.
Match times are Friday 5 p.m. and Sunday at noon.
USI starts GLVC action with a 3-2-0 overall record after going 1-1 last week on the road. The Eagles won a shootout with Missouri Baptist University, 5-4, but lost to #2-ranked Christian Brothers University, 8-0.
Freshman midfielder Rebecca Cripe (Argos, Indiana) led the Eagles in the victory over MBU with three goals, including her first as a collegiate. For the season, Cripe and sophomore forward Alisann Shetler (Evansville, Indiana) are tied for second on the team in scoring with seven points on three goals and one assist apiece.
Senior forward Aisha Earle-Smith (Spring, Texas) leads the squad with eight points on three goals and two assists.
Friday evening, USI hopes to get back on track against UWP after losing the last two to the Rangers. The Eagles lead the series, 6-3-0, and had won five in a row prior to the last two seasons.
The Rangers start the week with a 4-1-0 overall record, having won four in a row since beginning 2003 with a loss. UWP also has outscored its last four opponents 10-0 and is led by junior forward Megan Jurvis, who has 11 points on five goals and one assist.
Jurvis also ranks third in scoring and second in goals scored in the GLVC.
Lewis, which will play the University of Missouri-St. Louis Friday evening to start conference play, is 2-5-0 overall and in the midst of a three-match losing streak. Flyers’ junior midfielder Caroline Kenny leads the team with eight points on three goals and two assists.
The Eagles lead the series with Lewis, 4-2-1, and have won the last three matches. USI defeated the Flyers in Romeoville last fall, 2-1.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information