September 24, 2003
USI women’s soccer takes to the road this week
The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team will be on one of their toughest road trips of the year when it travels to the University of Indianapolis and Saint Joseph’s College this weekend. USI enters the week with a 4-3-0 overall record and a 1-1-0 GLVC mark.
The Eagles and the Greyhounds have split the eight games in the series with Indianapolis winning 3-2 last fall. SJC leads its series with USI, 6-4-0, despite USI winning 3-0 last season.
USI hopes to stay on the right track after bouncing back from a 3-0 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to defeat Lewis University 2-1 in overtime to begin conference play.
For the season, senior forward Aisha Earle-Smith (Spring, Texas) leads the team with 10 points on four goals and two assists. Sophomore forward Alisann Shetler (Evansville, Indiana) is a close second with nine points on four goals and one assist.
Indianapolis, who blocked a USI berth in the GLVC Tournament last season, has started the year 3-4-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the league. The Greyhounds opened GLVC action with a 1-1 tie at Bellarmine, but lost 1-0 to Northern Kentucky University.
Senior forward Jenna Silverman leads the Greyhounds and ranks second in the GLVC with 16 points on seven goals and two assists in 2003.
The Pumas, 2-5-1 overall and 1-1-0 in the GLVC, are a step ahead of Indianapolis after splitting their first weekend of league action. SJC defeated Kentucky Wesleyan College, 4-0, but lost to Bellarmine in double overtime, 3-2.
Sophomore forward/midfielder Olivia Klosterman leads the Pumas and ranks fourth in the GLVC with 15 points on seven goals.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information