Monday, October 11, 2010

Area Colleges: Egolf, Thorpe lift UIS women's soccer team

Casey Thorpe and Erin Egolf scored a goal apiece to lift the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over the St. Joseph’s Pumas in a Great Lakes Valley Conference match Friday at Kiwanis Field.

UIS is 2-9 overall and 2-8 in the GLVC after failing to win a league game in the 2009, the school’s first year as a GLVC member. The Stars beat Kentucky Wesleyan last month for their other conference victory.

Thorpe converted a penalty kick to give UIS a 1-0 first-half lead. Egolf netted her seventh goal of the season on a headball off Rachel Neudahl’s assist after halftime.

UIS goalkeepers Sam Chappell and Kelli Kubal combined for the shutout against the Pumas (1-9-1, 1-8-1).

The Stars host Indianapolis in a GLVC game Sunday at noon.

The win was featured in a October 9, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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