October 05, 2004
USI women’s soccer closes out home schedule this weekend
The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team will close out the 2004 home schedule with a pair of GLVC matches this weekend. USI hosts Saint Joseph’s College Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the University of Indianapolis for Senior Day Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Screaming Eagles (4-8-0 overall and 2-3-0 GLVC) have won three of their last four matches and two of the last three conference games. USI was 1-1 last week, losing 7-0 at Northern Kentucky University before defeating Bellarmine, 1-0, in Louisville.
A pair of victories this weekend could propel the Eagles into the middle of the GLVC standings and into the hunt for a berth in the conference tournament. At 2-3-0 in the GLVC, USI is a game behind fifth place Bellarmine and a half-game behind SJC and Indianapolis.
USI junior midfielder Brooklyn Gant (Evansville, Indiana) and sophomore goalkeeper Casey Hrvatin (Evansville, Indiana) lead the Eagles into the weekend. Gant leads USI in scoring with nine points on a team-best three goals and three assists. Hrvatin has played well since coming back from an injury, going 3-2-0 with two shutouts and a 0.96 goals against average.
The Pumas of SJC (2-6-4, 2-3-1 GLVC) are 2-2-0 in their last four matches. SJC split its matches last weekend, defeating Quincy University, 2-0, and losing to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1-0.
SJC leads the all-time series with USI, 7-4-0, and won the only meeting of 2003, 3-1, in Rensselaer, Indiana. USI’s last victory over the Pumas was a 3-0 victory at Strassweg Field during the 2002 regular season.
The Greyhounds of Indianapolis (4-5-1, 2-2-1 GLVC) have won two of their last three matches after splitting their conference games last weekend. Indianapolis started last weekend by losing in overtime, 2-1, to the University of Missouri-St. Louis, but bounced back to win 2-1 over Quincy at home.
Indianapolis leads the all-time series with USI, 5-4-0, and has won the last four meetings. The last time USI defeated the Greyhounds was a 1-0 overtime victory in Indianapolis during the 2000 regular season.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information