September 15, 2004
USI women’s soccer opens GLVC action trying to get on track
The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team opens GLVC action this weekend trying to get the 2004 season on track. The Screaming Eagles will host Quincy University Friday at 7:30 p.m. before hosting Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
USI (1-5-0) is coming off a rough road trip that saw the squad fall to McKendree College, 2-1, and to Missouri Baptist University, 3-2. Junior midfielder Brooklyn Gant (Evansville, Indiana) led the team during the road trip with a goal in each of the matches.
The goals put Gant into the team lead in scoring with five points on two goals and one assist. Junior forward Alisann Shetler (Evansville, Indiana) follows Gant in the scoring column with four points on a pair of goals.
Quincy (1-1-2) is coming off a commanding 9-1 victory over Avila University last weekend and is led by senior forward Erin Ollech, who has posted a team-leading 13 points on six goals and one assist.
USI leads the all-time series with a 4-3-1 record, but Quincy has won the last three meetings. The Hawk posted a 2-1 double-overtime victory at home last season.
On Sunday, USI will continue GLVC action by hosting SIUE (2-3-0), which plays at Kentucky Wesleyan College Friday evening before playing the Eagles. The Cougars are coming off a 1-0 victory at Ashland University last weekend, which broke a two-match losing streak.
SIUE senior forward Ann Crawford leads the Cougars in scoring with four points on a pair of goals. Between the posts, freshman goalkeeper Kim Roady and senior goalkeeper Jessica Brown have combined for a shutout and a 0.97 goals against average.
The Eagles defeated SIUE 2-1 in double-overtime last year, but trail the all-time series with Cougars, 7-2-1.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information