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September 10, 2008

USI women's soccer starts GLVC action on the road
Eagles hit the road after winning two-straight at home

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana women's soccer team begins the 2008 GLVC campaign on the road when it travels to Missouri for a pair of matches. USI starts the conference road swing Friday at 5 p.m. against Missouri University of Science & Technology and Sunday at noon versus Drury University.

After a winless road trip to start the year, the Screaming Eagles (2-2-0, 0-0-0 GLVC) recorded a pair of shutouts at home to even their record. USI started last weekend by defeating Urbana University, 4-0, and finished the short homestand by dominating Oakland City University, 7-0.

A pair of freshmen forwards Nancy Newcomer (Parma Heights, Ohio) and Meagan Kempf (Evansville, Indiana) led the offensive explosion that got the Eagles on track. Newcomer and Kempf had three points each on two goals and one assist. Kempf also had the game-winning goal in the victory over Urbana, while Newcomer had the game-winner versus Oakland City.

The Miners of Missouri S&T (2-1-0, 0-0-0 GLVC) have begun the season by sandwiching a pair of wins around a loss and a postponement. Missouri S&T won its last outing in overtime, defeating Southwest Baptist University, 2-1.

Miners' sophomore midfielder Melia Miller and freshman midfielder Melissa Young are tied for the team lead with five points on two goals and one assist each. Miller does have a game winning goal to her credit.

USI leads the all-time series with Missouri S&T, 4-2-0, after winning last season at Strassweg Field, 3-1.

The Panthers of Drury (0-2-1, 0-0-0), which hosts the University of Missouri-St. Louis Friday before playing the Eagles, is still looking for their first victory of the season. Freshman forward Nicole Williams leads the Panthers with five points on two goals and one assist.

Drury holds the lead in the all-time series with USI, 3-0-0, after defeating the Eagles,
1-0, last season in Springfield.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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