University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer opened the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament by upsetting the University of Indianapolis, 1-0, Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, Indiana. The seventh-seeded Screaming Eagles go to 11-6-1 overall, while UIndy bow out of the league tournament to 13-4-1.
The Eagles advance to play in the GLVC Tournament semifinals at 10 a.m. (CST) Friday at Woehrle Athletic Complex in Jeffersonville, Indiana. USI will play third-seeded Rockhurst University (14-4-0), which defeated sixth-seeded Maryville University, 2-0, this afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri. The Hawks defeated the Eagles last month in Kansas City, 2-0. GLVC Tournament information can be found on GLVCsports.com.
USI got on the scoreboard late in the first half with the eventual game-winning goal when sophomore midfielder Rachel Gray scored from five yards out at 35:45. Gray’s second goal of the season was assisted by junior forward Taylor McCormick.
The Eagles, who were outshot in the match, 9-4, let their defense take over in the second half. USI freshman goalkeeper Maya Etienne tied an Eagles’ single-season record with nine shutouts after making five saves in the match. Etienne tied the USI single-season record for shutouts that was set by Angie Gries in 1998.