Harvey’s late goal pushes Aces past Indiana State

 Rabe makes eight saves in first collegiate start


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Searching for a road conference win, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team snapped its skid with a 2-1 victory over Indiana State in an MVC match in Terre Haute, Indiana on Wednesday night

“I thought the girls showed the fight and drive we were missing on Saturday,” said Aces head coach Krista McKendree.  “It’s always hard to win on the road, especially when our backs are against the wall as they are currently and I was happy for them to get a result. Overall we competed for the full 90 (minutes) and that is what we have been focusing on.”

Freshman midfielder Jayme-Lee Hunter and sophomore midfielder Mikayla Harvey each scored for the Aces. Between the posts, sophomore Julie Rabe made her first collegiate start in goal, earning the victory, making eight saves and allowing one goal. The Sycamores were led by Tessa Leong who recorded Indiana State’s lone goal.

In the seventh minute, Hunter opened the scoring as she curled a corner kick far post past the keeper to score off the set piece for the Wellington, New Zealand native’s fourth goal of the season.

Indiana State tied the match at one in the 19th minute as Tessa Leong scored on a shot from 40 yards out.

Much of the second half passed without many scoring chances for either side as possession was primarily controlled in the midfield.

The Aces found what would prove to be the game-winner in the 75th minute as Harvey unleashed a rocket from 30 yards out that flashed past the keeper for the Waterloo, Illinois native’s third goal of the season.

UE was out-shot by Indiana State, 17-5, but Evansville capitalized on both of its two shots on-goal, while the Sycamores scored just one of their nine shots on-frame.

The Aces return to Arad McCutchan Stadium for Senior Day on Saturday when Evansville takes on Missouri State at 3 p.m.