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August 21, 2007

USI women's soccer kicks off 2007 Thursday
Screaming Eagles start year with two region games in Michigan

2007 Media Guide

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana women's soccer team starts the 2007 regular season campaign Thursday at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan. The USI-SVSU match-up is the first of five Screaming Eagle road matches to start the year.

Katie Grossman

USI concludes the first part of the road trip Friday at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.

The Eagles, who were 4-13 overall last season, are coming off a successful 2-1 exhibition trip overseas to England. USI lost its first exhibition game to Millwall, 3-0, but bounced back to defeat Enfield, 3-1, and Cambridge, 4-0.

Eagles' senior forward Katie Grossman (Evansville, Indiana) returns to lead a USI offensive attack that returns the top five scorers from last year's team. She had a team-high nine points in 2006, recording four goals and one assist.

Grossman was followed in the scoring column by senior forward Julie Collins (Merrillville, Indiana). Collins, who ranks in the top of five all-time at USI in points, goals and assists, had seven points in 2006 on two goals and a team-high three assists.

Julie Collins

SVSU welcomes USI to Michigan after posting a 12-7-0 mark last season. The Cardinals also return their top five scorers, led by junior forward Tammie Edmunds. She recorded a team-high 39 points on a team-best 15 goals and nine assists.

Edmunds was followed in the scoring column by sophomore forward Jackie Barrett, who had 30 points on 12 goals and six assists. Junior midfielder Stephanie Roy led the Cardinals in the middle by dishing out a team-best 10 assists last season.

The Northwood Timberwolves also open their 2007 schedule against USI after producing a 4-14-0 record last year. Northwood's top three offensive performers of 2006 return to play for the Timberwolves in 2007.

Leading the way for the Timberwolves is sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Folker. Folker had 16 points on six goals and a team-high four assists, while sophomore midfielder Jessica Marshall was second with 14 points on six goals and two assists.

This week's matches will be the first time that USI has played SVSU and Northwood in women's soccer. The Eagles are 7-10-1 against teams from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after going 1-2-0 against the northern part of the Great Lakes Region in 2006.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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