October 13, 2003|
The SIUE women's soccer team will look to snap its four-game losing streak when it welcomes Southern Indiana and Kentucky Wesleyan to Korte Stadium this weekend.
SIUE, which holds a 7-5 overall record and a 1-5 mark in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, dropped a 2-1 overtime decision at Northern Kentucky last weekend before falling 3-0 to Indianapolis. The Cougars have lost their last four games after starting the season 7-1.
"After our good start, we were hoping to be atop our region, which we were for a while," Coach Lynda Bowers said. "Now, our focus is to just get into the conference tournament."
The Cougars are currently ninth in the conference standings with four conference games remaining. The top eight teams make it to the conference tournament.
"Each team guns for each other in this conference," Bowers said. "On any given day, anyone can win. There has been so many crazy games this year."
Southern Indiana (5-7-1 overall, 2-5 GLVC) is one spot ahead of the Cougars in the conference standings. Friday's game time against the Screaming Eagles is set for 5:30 p.m.
Kentucky Wesleyan is 2-8 on the season and has an 0-7 conference record. Game time against the Panthers is Sunday at noon.
Bowers insists that the Cougar midfield must improve its play down the stretch to give the Cougars hope.
"We cannot have any offense if we don't have any ball-winning out of our midfielders," she said.
Ann Crawford (St. Louis), who scored SIUE's goal at Northern Kentucky, leads the team with four goals on the season.