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Hodges adds name to USI record books

Hodges adds name to USI record books

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

Haley Hodges, softball’s starting catcher, is the new home run (39) and RBI (152) leader for the program. The senior from Portage, Ind. took sole possession of the records  March 22 when the team played a doubleheader against Trevecca Nazarene. She was also named the Great Lakes Valley Conference S...

Women’s tennis enters spring conference play

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The women’s tennis team lost its conference opener against the University of Illinois Springfield 5-4 after playing for a total of six hours and having to move indoors due to a change in weather conditions. It came down to the third set of the last match with the teams tied 4-4 when Springfield’s M...

Softball splits second doubleheader

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

No. 10 Southern Indiana lost the second game of a GLVC doubleheader by one run after a failed comeback attempt for the second time in two days. USI rallied from being down 4-0 in game two on Sunday when they came within one run of tying late in the game. Second basewoman, Claire Johnson, homered to cent...

Tennis team learns from losses

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The men’s tennis team played in the GLVC/GLIAC Crossover in Plainfield, IL March 17 through March 19 where it went 2-1 in the three games. No. 34 Southern Indiana opened with a 6-3 loss to No. 20 Ferris State University Friday, including a loss by sophomore James Hardiman, who currently leads the Eagles ...

Taylor to represent USI as all-star

Taylor to represent USI as all-star

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Sports

Jeril Taylor was named to the Reese’s NABC Division II All-Star Game. The game is set to take place at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. 7 p.m. Friday. Taylor will be representing the East Team and he’s the sixth player from USI to be a part of the game. The Shield spoke to Taylor about h...

Softball splits conference doubleheader

Softball splits conference doubleheader

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

No. 10 Southern Indiana (18-4) opened conference play by watching their 10 game win streak end in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against William Jewell College (8-10) 7-6 after nine innings of play.  USI controlled game one of the afternoon by going 9-of-21 at the plate and scori...

Baseball faces early season strugles

Baseball faces early season strugles

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

The USI baseball team lost two of three games at home against Drury University Thursday and Friday, leaving with a 4-8 record on the season. Drury took the first game 5-1, giving starting pitcher Colin Nowak (1-2) the loss after he pitched seven innings and allowed two earned runs. The team split Fr...

Softball stays steady

Softball stays steady

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The softball team extended its winning streak to nine games Friday and improved to 17-3 overall after beating the University of Sioux Falls 9-0 and Northern State University 6-1. USI went 10-2 in Florida playing in the Spring Games, which is an opportunity for college softball teams from across the ...

Men’s basketball exits first round of NCAA

Men’s basketball exits first round of NCAA

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

No. 3 seed USI’s hopes for advancing past the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament were crushed Saturday at Knights Hall in Louisville by No. 6 Findlay’s Tyler Stern-Tucker in a 70-69 loss. Stern-Tucker finished with 17 points and the game-winning layup with six seconds left after USI...

Women’s basketball exits GLVC Tournament after one game

Women’s basketball exits GLVC Tournament after one game

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

The GLVC Tournament ended abruptly for the second-seeded women’s basketball team, who had a first-round bye, after they lost in the quarterfinals against the University of Indianapolis 66-48 at the Ford Center on Friday. USI led for a total of 48 seconds when the score was 2-0 after a basket by...

Men fall out of GLVC tournament during first round

Men fall out of GLVC tournament during first round

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

The USI men’s basketball team lost a back and forth game Thursday at the Ford Center against Truman State University 69-68 in the quarterfinals of the GLVC Tournament. There were 17 lead changes throughout the game and the game was tied 15 different times. USI was leading the game with less than...

Men’s tennis transitions into form

Men’s tennis transitions into form

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

The men’s tennis team won its most recent match Saturday 8-1 against Lindenwood University. Before Saturday’s win, the team had lost three straight matches. Head coach Chris Crawford said he doesn’t believe the team is bad despite these early season losses. He said struggles are typical for youn...

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