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October 08, 2004

Eagles fall short against the Pumas

Saint Joseph’s (3-6-4, 3-3-1 GLVC): 2
@Southern Indiana (4-9-0 2-4-0 GLVC): 1 Box Score

EVANSVILLE, IN– The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team could not overcome a two-goal deficit in dropping a 2-1 decision to Saint Joseph’s College at Strassweg Field Friday evening. USI’s record goes to 4-9-0 overall and 2-4-0 in the GLVC, while SJC goes to 3-6-4 overall, 3-3-1 GLVC.

The Pumas’ forward Melissa Melinauskas gave Saint Joseph’s a 1-0 lead just before halftime on a goal at the 39:00 mark. She was assisted on the play by a pass from midfielder Maddy Starin.

Saint Joseph’s increased its lead to 2-0 just after halftime on a goal by midfielder Melissa Janowitsch. This time Melinauskas assisted on the goal that came at the 51:11 mark.

USI got on the board late in the second half on a goal by sophomore midfielder Kara Marcum (Evansville, Indiana). Marcum knocked in her first goal of the year at the 79:02, connecting on a crossing pass from freshman midfielder Katie Barisano (Newburgh, Indiana).

The Screaming Eagles had numerous chances in the final minutes, but the Pumas defense held firm. USI out shot SJC, 12-6.

The Eagles will complete the 2004 home schedule by hosting the University of Indianapolis Sunday afternoon for Senior Day. The Eagles will recognize seniors Lisa Stucki (Evansville, Indiana), Jennifer Johnson (Carmel, Indiana), and Brianna Farinelli (Lexington, Kentucky) prior to the match. Game time is 2:30 p.m..

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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