September 26, 2005
USI women's soccer finishes road trip Wednesday
Screaming Eagles will be at home this weekend
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana women's soccer team concludes a three-match road swing in Owensboro, Kentucky, Wednesday at 4 p.m. against Kentucky Wesleyan College. USI returns home this weekend to host the University of Indianapolis Friday at 5 p.m. and Saint Joseph's College Sunday at noon.
The Screaming Eagles have won three of the last four matches after dropping a 4-0 decision to #17 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Washington University's rain-soaked Francis Field. USI started the road trip with a 4-1 victory at Quincy University prior to playing SIUE.
USI was led in the victory by sophomore forward Julie Collins (Merrillville, Indiana), who had two goals at Quincy. Collins has scored five of her team-best six goals in the last four matches and leads the team with 14 points.
Between the posts, sophomore goalkeeper Meagan Homolla (Portage, Indiana) has had the hot hands for the Eagles during the last four matches. She has a 1.35 goals against average in the last four contests, compared to a 2.14 overall GAA this season.
The Panthers of KWC (1-7-0, 0-6-0 GLVC) are currently last in the GLVC after dropping conference matches to SIUE and Quincy last weekend. KWC has lost five straight entering Wednesday's contest, allowing 19 goals during that span.
USI leads the all-time series with KWC, 8-0, after defeating the Panthers, 3-0, at Strassweg Field last year.
Indianapolis (5-3-0, 3-2-0 GLVC) starts the week a half-game ahead of USI in the GLVC standings. The Greyhounds are 2-2 in their last four matches after defeating Saint Joseph's, 5-2, last Friday.
The all-time series between USI and Indianapolis is tied, 5-5-0 after the Eagles defeated Indianapolis, 2-1, at home last fall. Last year's win by USI broke a four-match losing streak to the Greyhounds.
Saint Joseph's (3-6-1, 2-3-0 GLVC) is a half game behind the Eagles in the GLVC standings. The Pumas have lost three of their last four matches, including the loss to Indianapolis and a 5-0 defeat by the University of Findlay last weekend.
The Pumas lead the all-time series with USI, 8-4-0, and defeated the Eagles for the second straight time last year, 2-1, at Strassweg.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information