Sports Briefs

Pat Hickey

Men’s Cross Country: The seventh-ranked Eagles placed 14th among 21 teams in the premier gold race at the Greater Louisville Classic, a national event that includes teams from all divisions. Freshman Tyler Schickel (25:04.69) and sophomore Tyler Pence (25:04.71) trailed Michael Jordan by five seconds. In the blue race, USI finished 10th of 46 teams as junior Will Cox led the pack, placing 50th among 362 runners with a time of 25 minutes, 49 seconds.

Women’s Cross Country: Junior Erika Wilson led the Eagles to a sixth-place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic. Her time of 18 minutes, 21 seconds in the 5-kilometer blue race earned her 17th place of 337 runners. Senior Lauren Minor finished 28th with a time of 18 minutes, 31 seconds.

Men’s Soccer: The Eagles (7-3, 6-2) swept two Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) road matches over Saint Joseph’s College (SJC) and University of Indianapolis (UI) over the weekend, running its winning streak to five games. Senior midfielder scored a career-high four goals in a 5-1 win over UI and is one point shy of matching his points total from last year (17).

Women’s Soccer: The Eagles (6-4, 5-3) split the weekend series against SJC and UI. Sophomore forward Makenzie Brinker broke a scoreless match and scored her first goal of the season in a 1-0 win over SJC. On Sunday, senior forward Susan Ellsperman scored her team-high sixth goal of the season in a 3-2 loss against UI.

Volleyball: USI (7-9, 5-2) split a pair of GLVC matches against SJU and UI over the weekend. The Eagles rebounded after blowing a 2-0 lead against SJU on Friday night to win the decisive fifth set 15-12. On Sunday, UI swept the Eagles 3-0. Junior middle blocker Emily Diedrich led the team with 25.5 combined points.

Men’s Tennis: In the final tune-up before the spring season this weekend, the Eagles combined to win 14 matches at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional. Senior Juan Quiroz made it to the quarterfinals as the 13th seed before falling to GLVC foe and top-seeded Andy Blair of Drury.

Men’s Golf: USI placed 15th in the 24-team Wisconsin-Parkside Fall Regional over the weekend in its best round of the fall. Freshman Jordan Wildt led the Eagles with a two-day score of 147 and tied for 11th among 181 golfers.