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Volleyball adds depth, works on team bonding

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

Leah Mercer said this year’s volleyball team has something none of her other teams have had. “We have depth this year like we’ve never had before,” the USI head volleyball coach said. “We’re going to have 16 bodies and we’re coming off a season where we had like 12 healthy.” The ad...

New year, new intramural leagues

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

The university’s intramural sports are changing. Starting this school year, dodgeball and futsal, which is like soccer, only played indoors and with fewer people at a time, will no longer be held as one-day tournaments. Instead, each will have their very own seasons since they’ve been reclassifie...

Softball’s offense stalls against Quincy

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

No. 5 Southern Indiana lost its final home game of the season after losing game two of Monday’s doubleheader against Quincy. With the loss, the team sits at 2-2 in the last four games after entering its final series of home games on a seven game tear. Game one started with USI in a 4-1 hole as the bottom ...

Softball splits series on Senior Day

Softball splits series on Senior Day

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

On softball’s senior day, No. 5 Southern Indiana split a pair of games against Truman State before the festivities could begin. The day started off promising with the team entering game one with its highest national ranking in program history and a seven-game win streak that stretched back to April 8....

Softball keeps winning as offense struggles

Softball keeps winning as offense struggles

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

Sue Kunkle said the softball team is finding different ways to win during its seven game win streak. USI has been winning close games since there hasn’t been much breathing room created by the offense. Three of the last four games ended with the team up by one run. The offensive struggles stretch back e...

Tennis season ends before GLVC tourney

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

Haley Jones entered the third set of her March 25 match against Illinois Springfield’s Maegan Flight knowing how important it was for the USI women’s tennis team’s chances at making the GLVC Tournament. The two teams were tied 4-4 with one point left. The winner of the Jones and Flight match w...

Softball fights back twice

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under Sports

No. 8 Southern Indiana (36-8) passed the 35-win mark for the third straight season and last season’s win total of 35 after sweeping Wisconsin-Parkside (13-23) in a GLVC doubleheader on Friday. The wins didn’t come easy for the Eagles, but USI’s head coach, Sue Kunkle, said the fact that they...

Baseball back to winning ways

Baseball back to winning ways

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

After completing a four-game sweep of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Sunday, the USI baseball team is over .500 for the first time this season. The series offered little drama as the Eagles outscored the Rangers 31-7 over the two days of play. Game three, a 4-3 victory, was the closest of the week...

Softball sweeps Indy as Leonhardt earns 20th win

Softball sweeps Indy as Leonhardt earns 20th win

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

After going 5-1 last week, including a doubleheader sweep of No. 14 University of Indianapolis, the No. 10 Southern Indiana softball team is one game away from matching last season’s win total. Four of the Eagles’ five wins came when freshman pitcher, Jennifer Leonhardt (20-1), stepped into the pitchi...

Wind takes round two of golf tournament

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

The USI men’s golf team competed for the final time before the GLVC Tournament in the Midwest Regional #3 Sunday and Monday. Only the first round counted in the final score because of unplayable wind conditions Monday. With 314 strokes after round one, USI finished 21st out of 29 teams. Head coa...

Men’s track has ‘solid’ performance

Men’s track has ‘solid’ performance

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 6, 2017
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Mike Hillyard said the men’s track and field team had a “solid” performances in the final day of the WashU Invite. The team ended the meet seventh out of 13 teams with a score of 35. The men earned points in the 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter events for distance and in the hammer and javelin for th...

Women’s golf takes second place

Women’s golf takes second place

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Sports

Taylor Howerton and teammate Kori Jacobsen led the way as the USI women’s golf team wrapped up a second place finish at the Maryville Spring Invitational in Missouri Sunday. Howerton tied for fourth while Jacobsen tied for sixth. At the end of round one Saturday, the team was in fourth place out of...

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