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September 17, 2008

USI looks to get back on track at home

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana women's soccer team hopes returning to the friendly surroundings of Strassweg Field will put it back on track with back-to-back home matches this weekend. The Screaming Eagles (2-4-0, 0-2-0 GLVC) will host Rockhurst University Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the University of Missouri-St. Louis Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

USI has been on the right track at Strassweg this season, going 2-0-0 and outscoring the opposition 11-0. The Eagles have found it tough going away from home, going 0-4-0 and being outscored 10-1.

USI freshmen forward Nancy Newcomer (Parma Heights, Ohio) and Meagan Kempf (Evansville, Indiana) are the team leaders through six matches with seven points each on three goals and one assist.

The Hawks of Rockhurst (3-1-1, 0-0-1 GLVC) are coming off a 1-1 double overtime tie with UMSL to start its GLVC schedule. The tie broke the Hawk's three–match winning streak that came after starting the season with a loss.

Rockhurst senior forward Lisa Schwarz leads the Hawks in 2008 with 11 points on five goals and one assist.

USI will be looking for its first win over Rockhurst, which leads the all-time series 4-0-0. The Hawks won the only match-up last season, 1-0, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Tritons of UMSL (0-4-1, 0-1-1 GLVC) are still in search of their first win of 2008. UMSL had been shutout three straight times before the tie at Rockhurst broke its four-match losing streak.

UMSL, which has been a thorn in USI's side the last few years, leads the all-time series, 8-5-0. The Tritons have won seven of the last eight match-ups and blocked the Eagles from advancing to the GLVC Tournament twice during that time.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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