Conference play begins for Aces’ Women’s Soccer


The University of Evansville women’s soccer team sets its sights on Missouri Valley Conference action as the Aces open league play against Loyola on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Last weekend, the Aces wrapped up non-conference play against Saint Louis and Morehead State. To open the weekend, Evansville battled SLU, tying the match at the half, but eventually fell to the Billikens, 3-1. The Aces continued to show resiliency on Sunday against Middle Tennessee as UE battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits, but dropped the match, 3-2, on an overtime goal by the Blue Raiders.

UE vs. Loyola (Friday, 7 p.m.):  Live Stats  |  The Valley on ESPN3  |  Loyola Website | Game Notes

Entering the weekend, Loyola holds a 7-3 overall record and a 1-0 mark in MVC play. The Ramblers are currently on a four-match winning streak in which they have outscored their opponents 17-2. In the all-time series, Loyola holds a 4-1-3 advantage, but the Aces have proven to be a thorn in the side of the Ramblers. In two of the last three meetings, Evansville has earned penalty-kick victories over Loyola to advance in the MVC Tournament.