Friday, September 2, 2016

UIS women's soccer team aims to increase scoring, wins

The University of Illinois Springfield women’s soccer team could have had a much better record for the 2015 season had the Prairie Stars not lost six games by a single goal.

Despite the near misses, UIS set the program record for most wins in a season with a 5-11-2 record. It also set the record for Great Lakes Valley Conference wins with a 4-9-2 mark.

“Our goal is to make more history and set a record again for most wins,” UIS junior forward Emily Matsen said. “It’s good we set it last year, but we want to improve on that and make the conference tournament.”

Added UIS junior center back Regina Bolin, “Last year was definitely a steppingstone for this year, and this year we have a lot more talent.”

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on September 2, 2016.

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