Monday, August 27, 2012

Prairie Stars look for scoring punch

The University of Illinois Springfield women’s soccer team is off to a good start with exhibition victories over Heartland Community College and Parkland College.

“We didn’t give up a goal,” UIS coach Pete Kowall said. “We scored three goals in two games so far.”

UIS beat Heartland 2-0 and Parkland 1-0. That’s a positive sign for a team that scored only 21 goals last season.

Kowall has to like his chances of moving the five-year program ahead with 15 returning players from the 2011 team that was 4-10-2 overall and 3-10-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Stars’ final record included six one-goal losses.

The team was featured by the State Journal-Register on August 26, 2012.

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