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Aces primed for final non-conference weekend


Entering the final weekend of non-conference play, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team hosts Saint Louis on Friday at 7 p.m. before traveling to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to face Middle Tennessee at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

On Friday night, the Aces will be supporting a cause close to the program. The Aces are partnering once again with Field of Dreams Uganda, a Missouri-based non-profit organization that uses soccer as an outlet to provide hope and education to the orphaned or otherwise vulnerable children of Uganda. Evansville has joined together with Field of Dreams Uganda over the past few years to help raise awareness and support Field of Dreams Uganda. The Aces took the ultimate step last spring, taking a trip to Uganda to work closely with children, helping with a local school while also leading empowerment workshops and soccer activities.

UE vs. Saint Louis (Friday, 7 p.m.):  Live Stats  |  The Valley on ESPN 3 |  SLU Website
UE at MTSU (Sunday,  5 p.m.):  Live Stats  |  Live Video | MT Website

The Aces are coming off back-to-back non-conference victories for the first time since 2014 as Evansville defeated Miami (Ohio), 1-0, on Friday evening followed by a 2-1 win over Morehead State on Sunday afternoon.

Entering the weekend undefeated, the Billikens are 6-0-1 and received a vote in this week’s United Soccer Coaches National Poll following a 1-1 draw with 19th-ranked Kansas. Friday’s meeting will be the 13th meeting in series history with the Billikens holding a 6-5-1 edge.

Middle Tennessee hosts the Aces as part of a five-match homestand for the Blue Raiders. Heading into the weekend, MT holds a 1-4 record and is coming off its first win of the year, a 2-0 win over UIC. The Aces and Blue Raiders have met on four previous occasions with MT holding a 3-1 advantage in the series.