USI Women's soccer announces 2018 schedule

USI Women's soccer announces 2018 schedule

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - University of Southern Indiana Women's Soccer has announced its 2018 season schedule, which will begin August 31 at Strassweg field as the Screaming Eagles play host to Walsh University.
After the home opener, USI hits the road for three games, starting with a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, for a matchup versus NCAA Division I opponent Xavier University. The Eagles then play a neutral site match against Northern Michigan University September 6 in Hammond, Indiana, and wrap up non-conference competition September 8 at Purdue University Northwest.
The Eagles get Great Lakes Valley Conference play underway September 14 when hosting Drury University. USI follows with two road games and two more home games before traveling to two-time defending GLVC champion McKendree University September 30.
To break up the conference season, USI hosts Oakland City University October 2 before a pair of GLVC road contests. The Eagles return home October 12 against October 12 for four-straight home games, concluding the home schedule October 21 against William Jewell College.
USI ends its 18-game regular season with a road contest at Lewis University October 28. Games against Bellarmine University, Quincy University and McKendree are all matchups against 2017 NCAA Tournament teams.
The GLVC Tournament begins October 28 with home games at the higher seeds, with the semifinals and championship November 2-4 at a site to be determined. The NCAA II Tournament begins November 8 with the Final Four November 29-December 1.
USI loses the offense of All-GLVC selections in seniors Haley Rheinlander and Carlie Scales, but returns its top two scorers in sophomores Madelyne Juenger (Columbia, Illinois) and Maggie Winter (St. Louis, Missouri). Juenger was named All-GLVC and All-Midwest Region last season. The defense also returns senior goalkeeper Emily Hopkins (Greenfield, Indiana) as the Eagles look to make the GLVC Tournament for the third consecutive year in 2018.

Courtesy: USI Athletics