USI Hopes To Extend Winning Streak On The Road​​​​​​​


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer takes its season-best three-match winning streak on the road this week, making visits to Drury University and Southwest Baptist University. The Screaming Eagles (5-4-2, 3-4-1 GLVC) make a stop at Drury (8-0-0, 10-1-0 GLVC) in Springfield, Missouri, Friday at 10 a.m. before concluding the trip at Southwest Baptist in Bolivar, Missouri, Sunday at noon.

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USI Women’s Soccer Week 7 Notes:

USI in the GLVC: With six matches remaining in 2021, USI starts this week 10th in the Great Lakes Valley Conference standings with 10 points, one point behind a tie for eighth between Lewis University and Missouri University of Science & Technology. The top eight qualify for the GLVC Tournament slated to begin November 7 with the top four team hosting first round matches. The GLVC Tournament semifinals and finals are slated for November 12 and 14.

USI sweeps homestand: USI won its second and third-straight matches with a homestand sweep, defeating Rockhurst University, 1-0, and William Jewell College, 4-0. USI was led for the weekend by sophomore midfielder Jill DiTusa (St. Charles, Illinois) and freshman midfielder Avery Schone, who had two goals each in the win over William Jewell.

For the season: Sophomore midfielder Jill DiTusa leads the Eagles in scoring with 10 points on a  team-high five goals. Freshman midfielder Avery Schone follows with nine points on four goals and one assist.

Etienne between the posts: Sophomore goalkeeper Maya Etienne (Midland, Michigan) was named the GLVC Defensive Player of the Week after posting the weekend sweep on a pair of shutouts. Etienne has four shuouts this season and evened her record at 3-3-1 during the homestand. She also has 24 career shutouts, three short of setting the USI mark (27.5) that has been held by Angie Gries since 1999.

Schoenstein is second all-time at USI: Head Coach Eric Schoenstein is second all-time at USI with a 58-34-14 mark in five-plus years at the helm of the Eagles. He has led the Eagles to their only GLVC regular season and tournament championships, along with the program’s second trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Drury in 2021: The Panthers of Drury is sitting on top of the GLVC standings with an 8-0-0 league record (24 points), in addition to being 10-1-0 overall. Drury swept its road trip last week, defeating the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 4-0, and Lindenwood University, 2-0.

USI versus Drury: The Eagles and the Panthers are tied in the all-time series, 8-8-0, with USI winning the last five meetings. USI won the fifth-straight, 4-0, last spring at Strassweg Field.

Southwest Baptist in 2021: The Bearcats of Southwest Baptist are 14th in the GLVC with a 2-6-0 league record, 2-7-1 overall. Southwest Baptist has lost its last three including being swept during its road trip last week by McKendree University, 2-1, and UMSL, 4-0.

USI versus Southwest Baptist: USI has won both meetings with Southwest Baptist since the Bearcats joined the GLVC in 2019. The Ealges took last spring’s matchup, 5-0, at Strassweg Field.



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