The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team returns to the friendly surroundings of Strassweg Field for a four-match homestand and a push for a spot in the Great Lakes Valley Conference post season this week. The four-match homestand begins Friday at 5 p.m. with Maryville University and Sunday at noon versus the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Coverage for the Eagles in GLVC action can be found at GoUSIEagles.com.
During Sunday’s women’s and men’s soccer doubleheader with UMSL, the USI soccer teams will be selling “Hancock Strong” t-shirts to honor USI senior forward Ryley Hancock’s brother, Camden, who lost a battle with cancer last week. Proceeds to help the Hancock family with medical costs.
Week 7 Eagle Notes:
Eagles go 2-1-0 last week: The Screaming Eagles (6-5-2, 4-3-1 GLVC) were 2-1-0 last week after posting an 8-0 win over Oakland City University; a 2-1 overtime match at Quincy University; and a thrilling 3-2 overtime win at the University of Indianapolis. USI sophomore forward Maggie Winter tied a USI single-match record with three goals versus OCU.
In the GLVC: The Eagles enter this week’s GLVC play in a tie for seventh in the conference, a half-game out of a tie for fifth with Truman State University and Rockhurst University and a half-match lead over ninth-place William Jewell College.
Winter and Gray take the lead in scoring: Sophomore forward Maggie Winter took over the Eagles’ lead in scoring with 10 points on four goals and two assists. Junior forward Emilie Blomenkamp, who is tied with Winter for the team lead with four goals, and sophomore midfielder Rachel Gray who had three goals and two assists, are tied for second with eight points each.
Schoenstein in his third year: USI Head Coach Eric Schoenstein is in his third season as the head coach of the Eagles, producing a 23-19-8 mark and back-to-back GLVC Tournament appearances.
USI vs. Maryville: The USI-Maryville all-time series is tied, 4-4-1, dating back to 2009 when the Saints joined the Eagles in the GLVC. USI lost last year’s match-up, 2-1, in double overtime and Maryville has the advantage in the last five match-ups, 3-1-1.
Saints in 2018: The Saints are 6-2-3 overall and 5-2-1 in the GLVC after winning, 3-0, over UMSL Sunday.
USI vs. UMSL: UMSL leads the all-time series with USI, 12-11-0, dating back to the beginning of the Eagles soccer program in 1996. USI has had the upper hand the last five meetings, winning three of the five.
Tritons in 2018: UMSL, which is 3-8-0 overall and 2-6-0 in the GLVC, has enters this week’s action having lost five of its last six matches. The Tritons split last weekend after defeating Missouri University of Science & Technology, 2-1, and falling to Maryville, 2-0.