September 23, 2004
USI women’s soccer hopes to continue winning ways against KWC
The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team hopes to break a four-match losing streak and continue its winning streak against Kentucky Wesleyan College Friday night. USI (1-7-0 overall, 0-2-0 GLVC) has won the all seven meetings with KWC (1-2-1, 1-1-0 GLVC) since the beginning of the program in 1996.
The Screaming Eagles are coming off a hard-fought 0-2-0 weekend, losing to Quincy University, 2-0, and to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2-1. Senior back Lisa Stucki (Evansville, Indiana) had USI’s only goal last weekend, giving the Eagles a first half lead against SIUE.
For the season, junior midfielder Brooklyn Gant (Evansville, Indiana) leads the Eagles with six points on two goals and two assists. Junior forward Alisann Shetler (Evansville, Indiana), who is out this weekend after suffering an injury against SIUE, is second with four points on two goals.
The Panthers enter Friday’s 7:30 p.m. match after earning their first victory in the GLVC since 2002, defeating Lewis University 1-0 last Sunday.
The Eagles will complete their four-game homestand by hosting a non-conference match against the University of Findlay. The Oilers (4-2-1) have won three of their last four after tying the GLVC’s Saint Joseph’s College Wednesday. Findlay also plays Northern Michigan University Friday evening before playing the Eagles.
Sunday’s 1:30 p.m. start time will be the first meeting in women’s soccer between USI and Findlay.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information