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September 23, 2001

USI's wins in final minute

Womenís Game: @University of Southern Indiana (2-7-0, 1-3-0 GLVC): 1
Lewis University (4-4-2, 1-3-0 GLVC): 0

The University of Southern Indiana womenís soccer team scored in the final minute of regulation to defeat Lewis University, 1-0, at Strassweg Field Sunday afternoon. The win breaks USIís five game losing streak and raises the record to 2-7-0 overall, 1-3-0 Great Lakes Valley Conference, while Lewis falls to 4-4-2 overall, 1-3-0 GLVC).

The USI tally came at 89:04 when junior midfielder Jill Hejlek (St. Louis, Missouri) scored on a penalty kick. The goal was Hejlekís second of the season. The penalty kick was given the the Screaming Eagles when senior forward Kristen Light (St. Louis, Missouri) was fouled inside the Lewis penalty area.

Between the posts, USIís junior goalkeeper Aude de La Salle (France) picked up her first shutout of the season. She faced eight Lewis shots, picking up four saves.

The Eagles will return to action at Strassweg Field Friday, September 28, when USI hosts Oakland City University in a menís and womenís doubleheader. USI will resume GLVC action next Sunday, September 30, traveling to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information
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