The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team advanced to the Great Lakes Valley Conference semifinals for the first time since 1999 with a 2-0 victory over Maryville University Sunday afternoon at Strassweg Field. USI, the third seed, goes to 12-5-2 overall in 2018, while sixth-seeded Maryville watched its record go to 9-5-3 this fall.
The Screaming Eagles advance to play seventh-seeded Rockhurst University in the GLVC semifinals at 5 p.m. Friday at the Woehrle Athletic Complex in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Rockhurst advanced with a 2-0 victory over second-seeded McKendree University to rise to 10-7-1. Visit GLVCsports.com for updated GLVC Tournament information.
USI and Maryville battled back-and-forth in the opening half with neither team gaining the upper hand. The Eagles had a slight advantage in shots, 8-5, through the first 45 minutes.
In the second half, USI sophomore forward Maggie Winter (St. Louis, Missouri) gave the Eagles a commanding, 2-0, lead within 10 minutes following the intermission. Winter put USI up 1-0 at 47:22 off of assists by freshman forward Katlyn AndresLionelville Xmas No of Trees White Edition 0001 US74503 Flatbed 4000 Corgi Ltd O58IFqvSide Tanker 14 1 Tamiya Bumper Guard Trailer Container Flatbed Pair Aluminum 6pwxPO (Louisville, Kentucky) and senior forward Kennedy Moore(Evansville, Indiana).
Six minutes later, Winter got her second goal of the game by intercepting a goal kick and driving the ball into the back of the net at 53:07 for the unassisted tally. The goals were Winter’s team-best fifth and sixth of the season for Winter.
Between the posts, USI senior goalkeeper Emily Hopkins (Greenfield, Indiana) posted her seventh shutout of the season and won her 11th game of the season, Hopkins made seven saves while facing a total of 12 shots.