Huneke Garners Win No. 200

Ed Huneke
Ed Huneke

October 4, 2004

         SIUE's 2-0 win over 20th-ranked Wisconsin-Parkside on Friday gave men's soccer coach Ed Huneke the 200th victory of his career. In his 19th season with SIUE, Huneke has amassed a record of 201-142-23.
         The Cougars were road warriors over the weekend picking up two shutout wins over the Rangers and Saint Joseph's on Sunday.
         The Cougars, ranked 12th in the latest NSCAA national poll, have won eight games in a row outscoring their opponents 24-1 since a loss to Findlay on Sept. 5. SIUE is first in the Great Lakes Valley Conference with 6-0 mark and an 11-1 record overall.
         In the triumph over the Rangers, the Cougars connected on two goals in the last 25 minutes of the contest to propel them to victory.
         "Those types of games aren't going to be high scoring so you know that every goal is crucial," said Huneke. "Obviously in those games getting the first goal is important. It was a battle and fortunately we came out on the right side of it."
         Forward Pete Cacciatore (St. Louis) recorded both of the Cougars' goals during the win over Wisconsin-Parkside tying him for the team lead at five.
         On Sunday, SIUE outlasted Saint Joseph's 1-0 with the lone goal by junior Kevin Thibodeau (St. Charles) at the 87:11 mark. Forward Mike Banner (Upper Marlboro, Md.) assisted on the goal.
         "We were pounding at the door, and we knew that it would come eventually," said Huneke. "It was a shot in a crowd off of a corner kick that found its way in the net. I was proud of the way our team continues to persist under tough circumstances."
         The win continues the Cougars' 17-game winning streak in GLVC regular season play. Goalkeeper Nicholas Frasca (St. Charles) helped continue that streak as he notched his fourth shutout of the year in the win over Wisconsin-Parkside. Frasca has a 6-0 record on the season with a 0.33 goals against average.
         Goalkeeper Greg Crook (Columbia) had the team's other shutout in the victory over Saint Joseph's. Crook made two saves to preserve the win.
         SIUE will look to keep their 5-0 road record perfect when visiting Lewis this Sunday for a GLVC match at noon.
                  -siue cougars-
Burgund Named All-American
December 13, 2004 Burgund Named All-American
SIUE Set for NCAA Final
December 4, 2004 SIUE Set for NCAA Final
Cougars Head to the Final Four
November 20, 2004 Cougars Head to the Final Four
SIUE Crowned GLVC Champion
November 7, 2004 SIUE Crowned GLVC Champion
Six Cougars Named All-GLVC
November 5, 2004 Six Cougars Named All-GLVC
Burgund, Higgins Honored
November 4, 2004 Burgund, Higgins Honored
SIUE Grabs GLVC's Top Seed
October 23, 2004 SIUE Grabs GLVC's Top Seed
Cougars Tie Quincy 0-0
October 17, 2004 Cougars Tie Quincy 0-0
Cougars Stay on Top in GLVC
October 11, 2004 Cougars Stay on Top in GLVC
Top Teams Battle to 1-1 Tie
October 10, 2004 Top Teams Battle to 1-1 Tie
Huneke Garners Win No. 200
October 4, 2004 Huneke Garners Win No. 200
SIUE Men's Soccer Ranked No. 12
September 28, 2004 SIUE Men's Soccer Ranked No. 12
Cougars Pound Greyhounds
September 24, 2004 Cougars Pound Greyhounds
Men's Soccer Continues Streak
September 20, 2004 Men's Soccer Continues Streak
Cougars Improve to 5-1
September 13, 2004 Cougars Improve to 5-1
First-Half Surge Lifts Cougars
September 10, 2004 First-Half Surge Lifts Cougars
SIUE's Pacheco Earns Honor
September 7, 2004 SIUE's Pacheco Earns Honor
Cougars Upend Columbia
August 27, 2004 Cougars Upend Columbia