August 26, 2002
Men's Soccer Heads to Quincy
August 26, 2002|
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's road back to the NCAA Soccer Final Four starts this weekend at the Soccer Bowl in Quincy.
After an injury-plagued preseason which saw his team go 1-2, Coach Ed Huneke hopes his team regains its health soon.
"We still have some guys who are recovering from injuries," said Huneke. "But I still think we'll be in as good of shape as we can be."
One of those returning from a preseason injury is Yuzuru Takami (Japan). The top returning scorer from a year ago, Takami finished the season with eight goals and seven assists.
Matt Evers (Edwardsville) will be back in goal for the Cougars. A second-team All-Region selection from a year ago, Evers will look to better his 0.99 goals against average from last season.
The Cougars will face Rockhurst at the Soccer Bowl in Quincy on Saturday for a 5:30 p.m. tilt. Rockurst, who plays in the Heartland Conference, finished with a 6-10-2 mark last season. They will then battle No. 8 Ashland at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Ashland finished with a 12-5-1 mark and lost last season to SIUE in the national quarterfinals in Edwardsville.