March 28, 2006
USI soccer releases 2006 schedule
Women's soccer team kicks-off August 25
Complete 2006 Women's Soccer Schedule
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana women's soccer teams has released its 2006 schedule. The women's team will kick-off the regular season in the Grand Valley State University Tournament on August 25.
The Screaming Eagles will host Southwestern Illinois College at Strassweg Field for a scrimmage on August 12 and play an exhibition game at Indiana State University on August 15 prior to the regular season.
In addition to the two non-conference matches in the GVSU Tournament, USI plays McKendree College and the University of Findlay outside of the GLVC.
The Eagles open the 13-game GLVC schedule on the road when the teams play at Lewis University on September 1. The first GLVC home games will be against Drury University on September 8.
The defending GLVC champion make an appearance at Strassweg Field this fall. The women's soccer team host Northern Kentucky University on October 13.
The women's soccer team is coming off of its first winning season in five years at 9-8-2 overall and 8-5-0 in the GLVC. The Eagles made their first GLVC Tournament appearance since 2000 in 2005.
USI women's Head Coach Krissy Engelbrecht returns 21 players from last year's roster, losing just two seniors. Toping the list of returning players is junior forward Julie Collins (Merrillville, Indiana), who had a team-high 28 points on 11 goals and six assists. Collins also ranked fourth in the GLVC in points per game.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information