USI Starts Home Schedule Friday


The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team starts its 2017 home schedule at Strassweg Field when it hosts the University of Indianapolis Friday for a 5 p.m. match. The USI-UIndy match-up is the start of a two-match homestand for the Screaming Eagles.

The Eagles (3-2-1, 1-1-1 GLVC) finish the first homestand of the season Sunday at noon when they welcome the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Coverage of the USI-Bellarmine match-up, including live stats and video, is available on

Week 4 Eagle Notes: 

Eagles complete longest road trip: USI completed the longest road trip in the history of the program with a 3-2-1 overall record and 1-1-1 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play.

USI ties ranked Bellarmine in double-overtime: The Eagles broke a six-match losing streak to ranked opponents with a double-overtime tie with eight-ranked Bellarmine University, 0-0, last weekend. USI’s last win over a ranked opponent was versus Truman State University in 2013.

Hopkins in goal: USI junior goalkeeper Emily Hopkins (Greenfield, Indiana) posted her second shutout of the season in the tie with Bellarmine, lowering her goals against average to 1.37 this season. Hopkins has seven career shutouts during her tenure with the Eagles, ranking seventh all-time.

GLVC Preseason poll: USI is picked to place ninth in the GLVC during the 2017 season, while UIndy (4-2-0, 3-1-0) and UW-Parkside (1-6-0, 0-4-0 GLVC) were forecast to place 12th and seventh, respectively.

Schoenstein enters his second year: USI Head Coach Eric Schoenstein is in his second season as the head coach of the Eagles, producing a 12-11-2 mark (.520).

Eagles looking to gain ground versus Greyhounds: The Eagles trail the Greyhounds in the overall series record, 12-10-0. USI, however, has won the last two meetings, including last year’s 1-0 victory on UIndy’s home turf.

USI trails UW-Parkside in all-time series: USI trails the all-time series with UW-Parkside, 13-9-2, after losing last year’s match-up at Strassweg Field, 1-0. The Eagles are looking to break a four-match losing streak to the Rangers with their last victory coming in double-overtime at Strassweg Field in 2012.