September 07, 2005
USI women’s soccer hopes to get back on track in the GLVC
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team hopes to get back on track when it opens the GLVC part of the 2005 schedule this weekend. USI plays at Bellarmine University Friday at 1 p.m. (CDT) and at Northern Kentucky University Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Screaming Eagles have lost their last two matches after starting the year with a victory over Ferris State University. The squad has been outscored 8-0 in the last two matches, falling to Grand Valley State University and Ashland University.
For the season, sophomore forward Julie Collins (Merrillville, Indiana) leads USI with three points on one goal and one assist.
USI, which has just missed the GLVC Tournament the last two years, also will be looking to start the conference schedule with a victory for the first time since 2000.
The Knights of Bellarmine University also have lost two of their first three matches after losing to the University of Kentucky, 7-1, Tuesday night. Bellarmine opened the year with a loss at McKendree College before rebounding at home with a 4-1 win over Concord College.
USI leads the all-time series with Bellarmine, 6-3, including a 1-0 victory over the Knights in Louisville last season.
The Eagles conclude their first conference road trip of the year in Highland Heights, Kentucky, to take on the Norse of Northern Kentucky. The Norse have started the year 1-1 and will host Kentucky Wesleyan College on Friday before hosting USI.
NKU freshman forward Ashley Warndorf leads the Norse after two matches, scoring four of the team’s eight goals.
USI trails NKU in the all-time series, 7-3, and the Norse have won the last six meetings. The last time the Eagles defeated NKU was in the 1999 regular season at Strassweg Field.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information