October 10, 2007
USI women's soccer looking to extend winning streak
Screaming Eagles in the hunt for GLVC Tournament spot
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana women's soccer team returns to the road this week in the GLVC with hopes of extending its winning streak and continue its climb up the conference standings. The Screaming Eagles start the road trip at Northern Kentucky University Friday at 4 p.m. (CDT) and conclude the trip at Bellarmine University Sunday at 11 a.m. (CDT).
USI (6-7-1, 4-4-1 GLVC) has climbed back into contention for a spot in the GLVC Tournament by winning its last three conference matches. The Eagles also have captured six of the last nine matches overall since starting the year 0-4-1.
To keep the momentum moving forward, the Eagles are going to have to win on the road. USI has struggled on the road, posting a 1-6-0 mark, while it has been dominating at Strassweg Field with a 5-1-1 record.
The Eagles are led in the winning streak by sophomore forward Julie Vaughan
(Evansville, Indiana), who has seven points on three goals and one assist. Sophomore midfielder Shauni Boudia
(Noblesville, Indiana) has led the Eagles overall since the 0-4-1 start by recording 12 points on four goals and four assists.
Overall, Boudia and Vaughan are tied for the team lead in 2007 with four goals each. Boudia has the team lead in assists with four.
The Norse of Northern Kentucky University (9-4-0, 5-4-0 GLVC) have fallen on tough times, losing four straight matches. NKU had started the year 9-0-0 before stumbling in conference play the last two weekends.
NKU leads the all-time series, 9-3-0, and has won the last eight meetings. NKU defeated USI, 1-0, last year at Strassweg Field.
The Knights of Bellarmine (6-7-1, 2-6-1 GLVC) also have been in free fall the last few weeks, going 1-5-1 in the last seven contests, and are in the midst of a three-match losing streak. The Knights host Oakland City University and Kentucky Wesleyan College before welcoming the Eagles to Louisville.
The Eagles hold a slim 6-5-0 advantage in the all-time series after losing to the Knights, 2-0, last year at Strassweg Field.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information