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October 19, 2005

USI controls its own destiny
Eagles need a win to secure tournament berth

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana women's soccer team needs a victory in its final two-match homestand to secure a berth in the GLVC Tournament for the first time since 2000. USI (7-7-2, 6-5-0 GLVC) will host the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (12-3-0, 9-2-0 GLVC) Friday at 5 p.m. and Lewis University Sunday at noon.

Brooklyn Gant

Alisann Shetler

Prior to Sunday's USI-Lewis match-up, the Screaming Eagles will honor its senior midfielders Brooklyn Gant (Evansville, Indiana) and Alisann Shetler (Evansville, Indiana).

The Eagles will be trying get back on track after a 0-2-2 road trip. USI was only able to manage a pair goals last weekend in identical 3-1 losses to Rockhurst University and Drury University.

Individually, sophomore forward Julie Collins (Merrillville, Indiana) leads the team in scoring with 24 points on a team-best nine goals and six assists. Shetler is second on the team with 13 points on six goals and one assist, while sophomore forward Katie Grossman (Evansville, Indiana) is third with 10 points on four goals and two assists.

Between the posts, sophomore goalkeeper Meagan Homolla (Portage, Indiana) is tops on the squad with a 1.79 goals against average and two shutouts.

The Rangers of UW-Parkside (12-3-0, 9-2-0 GLVC) visit Strassweg Field ranked #23 nationally and third in the Great Lakes Region. UW-Parkside swept its conference matches last weekend and is perfect at home, but is .500 on the road with a 3-3-0 mark.

USI leads the all-time series 6-5-0, but UW-Parkside has won the last four meetings.

The Flyers of Lewis (5-11-2, 2-7-2 GLVC) come to Evansville for the regular season finale after playing at Kentucky Wesleyan College on Friday. Lewis is in the midst of a four-match losing streak and is winless in its last five matches.

USI is 5-3-1 in the all-time series with the Flyers and won four of the last five matches.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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