GREYHOUNDS WIN BIG
October 31, 2013HOOSIER SPORTS 365
U OF I PRESS
INDIANAPOLIS- The #9 UIndy Men's Soccer team clinched at least a piece of the 2013 Great Lakes Valley Conference regular season title with a 5-0 victory over visiting Saint Joseph's on the final night of the regular season Wednesday at Key Stadium.
The GLVC regular season title marks the first in program history for UIndy men's soccer. The full-out regular season title depends upon the result of Quincy versus Truman State, postponed until Thursday due to unplayable conditions at Truman State.
No. 9 UIndy (13-2-2; 12-1-2 GLVC) struck early, with Daniel Wellmann putting the Greyhounds up 1-0 just after the nine-minute mark. Wellmann took a free kick from Roger Lee and converted it in the box to put the Hounds on top.
It was again the German transfer running the score to 2-0 in favor of UIndy, making good on a penalty kick after a foul in the box on Ngwese Ebangwese just after the 34-minute mark.
After the halftime break, Jimmy Trigger made the score 3-0 with a shot rebounded off of a defender in the 54th minute. Zak Mitiche was next on the scoresheet, taking a beautiful cross through the box from Casey Castle and finishing it into the back of the net. Reid Strain closed out the scoring on the evening, taking a rebound of a Kevin Eggert shot and sending it in with just 1:30 to play in the match.
Christopher Jones made six saves on the night in his second collegiate start, while Wellmann and Strain each had four shots on the night to lead UIndy.
The 12 GLVC wins mark the most in program history for UIndy men's soccer, besting the 11-4-0 mark put up by the 2011 Greyhounds. The current nine-match win streak for UIndy matches the longest in program history, also set by the 2011 squad. The 13 overall victories matches the most in Greyhound history, copying that of the 13-7 2006 team.
UIndy awaits the decision of the QU/TSU match tomorrow to set the field for the upcoming GLVC Tournament. First round matches will be played this weekend. With the Greyhounds being locked into either the one or two seed, they are ensured to host a match. Check back to UIndyAthletics.com for match time and opponent.