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Monday, October 5, 2015

* Only 3 Days Remaining in United Way Campaign!

Only three days remain in the United Way Campaign! The deadline: October 7 at 5:00 p.m.

Don’t forget to turn in your United Way Pledge Card for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

• Gift bag from Combs
• Gift bag from Basket Kases
• Gift bag from Penny Johns
• Free meal passes from Sodexo
• Free basketball tickets for men’s basketball
• Free basketball tickets for women’s basketball
• Free theatre passes to UE’s 2015 season

Turn in your pledge form by the end of the day Wednesday be eligible to win prizes.

Please read the information in your packet, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.


What's Happening Today

* Chocolate covered crickets

Join the Newman Club for fun at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Monday, October 5, at 5:00 p.m. We will meet at the Newman Center at 4:30 p.m to arrange a carpool. Come and enjoy everything from deep fried Oreos to chocolate covered crickets!

Please call/text Kristel at (812) 760-8610 for more information!

* Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Flores de otro mundo, Flowers From Another World

Flores de Otro Mundo (English: flowers from another world) is a 1999 Spanish film centered around a group of women who arrive by bus to a small town hoping to find stability, companionship, immigration papers or a combination of the three. It is a story of social integration and male/female relationships.

Location is in Hyde Hall in Room 126 on Monday, October 5 from 6:00 -8:00 pm.

Free snacks provided.

Sponsored by the Spanish Movie Club and the Office of Diversity Initiatives

* UE Melvin Peterson Art Gallery Exhibit

UE Melvin Peterson Art Gallery Exhibit "Space and Light: Weaving a world" will be displayed at the Melvin Peterson Art Gallery from September 14-October 17. This exhibit is of tapestries by New Harmony artist Laura Foster-Nicholson

Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.




Upcoming Events

* FREE trip to Indianapolis/Graduate School Info/Discounted Museum Tickets!

UE students are invited to join the Honors Program for a visit to Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, October 17. This trip will provide students with exposure to graduate school experts and UE alumni who have valuable advice on pursuing graduate studies. IUPUI’s Graduate Studies Office will serve as host for our adventure which will include a complimentary luncheon. Following our visit to IUPUI, there will be time to explore the city. The first 40 students to RSVP will receive $10 toward the admission of a museum in downtown Indy. Transportation will be provided by chartered bus. Space is limited, so make your reservation now! Deadline for reservations is Friday, October 9 to Jayme Williams at jw504 or stop by KC 238. A $20 deposit is required and will be refunded on the bus. 

* This Week in Music: First Tuesday Concert Series

The Department of Music continues the First Tuesday Concert Series in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday evening, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the UE Faculty Chamber Players, a chamber orchestra that includes various faculty members and consortium instructors. For the concert, Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Jessica Morel will lead the ensemble in a performance of Chicago-area composer James M. Stephenson’s The Devil’s Tale. The composer has labeled the work “Sequel to [Igor Stravinsky’s] L’histoire du soldat.” Like Stravinsky’s famous piece, The Devil’s Tale is in two parts, is orchestrated for the same chamber ensemble of instruments, includes a narrator, and allows for the possibility of actors and dancers portraying the story on the stage. For this UE performance, Professor of Music Theory William Bootz will serve as the narrator, and Assistant Professor of Voice Eric McCluskey will provide character voices. The concert is free and open to the public.

Seven piano majors and UE faculty Anne Fiedler and McCluskey attended the recent Indiana Music Teachers Association State Conference in Vincennes. IMTA is a statewide organization of over 300 pre-college and college teachers that fosters music instruction, study, and performance. Conference sessions included presentations on piano technique and wellness, teaching strategies for elementary through college students, sight reading, innovative adaptations for the piano studio, and a recital by pianist Logan Skelton.

Pictured: Caroline Roberts, Melanie Baker, Alaina McPherson, Samantha Waddell, Ashley Sliment, Prof. Anne Fiedler, Joe Effinger, Elizabeth Long.

* Harlaxton Professor Edward Bujak to speak at UE: All are Welcome!

Don't miss the following opportunities on Thursday, October 15, to see Harlaxton professor Edward Bujak. Book signing in the UE Bookstore - 2:30 p.m., Lecture - "Harlaxton's First Global Citizens: The Officers and Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps" Vectren Lecture Hall of Koch Center - 4 p.m., Lecture "Life in the Grand Manor: 150 Years of Study Abroad" - 6 p.m., and Gregory Gregory Day at Ri Ra Irish Pub - 7 - 9 p.m. 

* Writing Center Bootcamp: Don't Argue With Me!

But yes, you can learn to argue effectively in your academic papers. Join us this Wednesday, October 7, at 5:00 p.m. in the Writing Center for a workshop on how to build an argument by using an approach for coming up with ideas, relating them to the thesis, and organizing them logically.

* Juan Morales Is Speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Special guest lecturer Juan Morales will speak on campus Tuesday, October 6, at 7:00 pm in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, in Ridgway University Center.

Morales is the author of a new book of poetry, The Siren World. He will read his poems in Spanish and English as part of the lecture. There will be seven signed copies given away to attendees.

Morales is a CantoMundo Fellow, the editor of Pilgrimage Magazine, president of the Pueblo Arts Alliance and directs the Creative Writing Program at Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he also curates the SoCo Reading Series.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives. For more information please contact LaNeeca Williams at or 812-488-2413.

* Lunch and Lead on Wednesday on October 7

Meet, eat and discover leadership at Lunch and Lead!

We invite you to our session on Wednesday, October 7, from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm on the topic of challenges and changes to 21st century education with Associate Professor in School of Education George Iber. Bring your lunch and meet us in Eykamp 253-255, Ridgway University Center. Lunch and Lead is a Ted Talk style presentation and discussion session. All members of the UE community are welcome.

For a full schedule and more details visit:

* UE Foreign Languages hosts their 11th Annual Linguapalooza Tuesday, October 6

The Department of Foreign Languages will host their 11th Annual "Linguapalooza" event on Tuesday, October 6, on campus at the Ridgway University Center. Tri State area high school students will be on campus to sharpen their foreign language skills by participating in culture, conversation and interactive sessions throughout the day. Students will also take a tour on campus in their studied language and enjoy breakfast and lunch together. The year, there are 169 students registered to attend from 13 high schools. The schools attending this year's event are: Boonville, Bosse, Castle, Evansville Day, Forest Park, Harrison, Heritage Hills, Loogootee, Mater Dei, North, Princeton, Tecumseh and Tell City. 

* Katie Darby Mullins to Speak at Coffee Hour on October 14

Everyone is welcome to attend the Wednesday, October 14th Creative Writing Department Coffee Hour event at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Katie Darby Mullins, our new assistant professor of creative writing, will be reading from her work. In addition to being nominated for a Pushcart Prize and editing a rock ‘n’ roll crossover edition of the metrical poetry journal Measure, she’s been published or has work forthcoming in journals like Hawaii Pacific Review, Harpur Palate, Broad River Review, Big Lucks, and The Evansville Review.

She was a semifinalist in the Ropewalk Press Fiction Chapbook competition and in the Casey Shay Press poetry chapbook competition. She’s also the lead writer and founder of the music blog Katie Darby Recommends. 

* Andiron Lecture on October 7

Matthew Hummel, UE alum and paralegal for the Vanderburgh County Public Defender Agency, will be the speaker for the Andiron Lecture on October 7. All the lectures in the series are at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center, preceded by a social hour at 3:45 p.m. with beverages. All the Andiron lectures are free and open to the public.

Hummel's topic will be “The Antithesis of Justice.” The abstractness of justice does not stop people from having some sense of what it is, even without really considering it. There exists a great rift among the varying conceptions of justice today. This lecture describes and looks at significant evidence of an antithesis of justice—a communicatory event brought on by epistemological crisis and characterized by counter-rationality and antagonism—which poses a considerable, unyielding threat to conceptions of justice grounded in rational debate. It also outlines suggestions for adapting the antithesis of justice into social philosophy as well as measures for coping with its effects.

Hummel graduated from the University of Evansville with bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and philosophy. He earned a Master of Arts in liberal studies with a focus in ethics and values from Valparaiso University Graduate School and is finishing up some post-graduate work in humane education. Presently, Hummel works as a paralegal for the Vanderburgh County Public Defender Agency and teaches a series of life skills classes at the United Caring Shelter. He is married to fellow UE alumna Caitlyn Prosser. Hummel has been published twice in the Blackwell Series of pop culture and philosophy books. He is also a regular performer with the Evansville Civic Theatre.




Info You Should Know

* The View from Neu: A Monday Reflection from UE Chaplain Tammy Gieselman

Peter W. Marty, Lutheran minister, wrote an article for the Christian Century a few years ago about William H. Whyte who was a leader in the study of modern urban street life and spent decades studying the patterns of diverse people on the move. Marty told of Whyte’s fascinating analyses of crowd behavior on New York City streets, using time-lapse photography and extensive notes and graphs, which are published in his 1988 book City: Rediscovering the Center. Whyte discovered that pedestrians walking on busy sidewalks have a natural way of avoiding collisions with one another. Without even realizing it, they form a mass or a crowd that is both smooth and efficient. "They give and they take, at once aggressive and accommodating." The sidewalk scene comes alive with movement and color -- people walking quickly, walking slowly, skipping up steps, weaving in and out in crossing patterns, accelerating and retarding to match the moves of others. There is a beauty," Whyte said of this sight, "that is beguiling to watch."

As I peruse through my already full inbox on Monday morning, I’m struck by the image of us, the UE community, walking quickly, walking slowly, skipping up steps, weaving in and out in crossing patterns, accelerating and retarding throughout the week. Like the people on that crowded New York City sidewalk, it’s captivating to watch our UE community at work, crunching numbers, copying brochures, coaching the last practice before the big game, rehearsing the last measure for the 14th time, writing the report over again after the third proof, and the list goes on. My hope for us this week is that we take time to look up and to notice the people who help form our community, our life together; that we understand better the importance of getting out of our offices and participating in meaningful conversations with our colleagues. I’m reminded of something Parker Palmer once wrote: In community one learns that the problems we pose for one another are not obstacles blocking our progress, but ways of refining our understandings, and if we can embrace the problems (and each other) then the possibilities appear. Happy Monday!

* Career Advocates Available to Students

The Center for Career Development is happy to announce that our career advocates are fully trained and ready to help students with resumes, interviews, cover letters, and more!

Abbi Hanson (ah327) – College of Arts and Sciences
Tiffany Huffman (th170) – College of Education and Health Sciences
Maggie Lawrence (ml170) – College of Arts and Sciences
Maisie Lee (ml160) – College of Education and Health Sciences

Each advocate was selected by the academic dean of their school and brings a diverse background to the group.

Advocates are available on a walk-in basis, but will also accept appointments by email. The advocates will be meeting with students in the Tapley Center, located in Graves Hall; in Koch Center, outside of KC 100; in the Student Life lobby, Ridgway University Center; and School of Business atrium.

Follow @UECareers on Twitter for daily updates on times and locations!

* Changemaker Challenge Deadline Extended, More Coaching Offered

Changemaker ChallengeThe video submission deadline for the Changemaker Challenge has been extended to Wednesday, October 7 at noon. If you are working on your project and you need more direction, or even if you are just getting started, social innovator Patrick Odoyo will be available next week for video training, consultation, and production assistance.

Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. by appointment
Room 264, Schroeder School of Business Building
Text Patrick at 812-454-0286 for an appointment.

For more information, visit or call 488-2455.

* Register TODAY for Engineering Speed Networking

Today is the final day to register for Engineering Speed Networking. The event is this Wednesday, October 7, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Get face-to-face with employers interested in you! RSVP today under JobLink’s Events tab (Workshops). 

* Attention Juniors and Seniors

All students intending to graduate in the next year need to fill out an Application for Degree Card and return it to the Registrar’s Office (OH 106). This card tells the Office of the Registrar that you are ready to have a degree audit (checklist) conducted and kick-starts your path to Commencement. Please email Alex Lattner at with any questions. 

* UE Discount to Chinese Acrobats at Victory Theatre on October 26th

The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China is coming to the Victory Theatre on October 26 at 8:00 pm. They will perform “Peking Dreams” , which features many impressive circus and acrobatic acts such as hats’ juggling, diving through the rings, bicycles, feet juggling with umbrellas, unicycles, adagio of four and grand martial arts and so on. The program also includes traditional circus acts like hula hoops, balance on high chairs, aerial silk, solo trapeze and rope tricks (lasso).

You can receive discounted tickets by entering offer code: ACES at or mention ACES at the Ford Center Ticket Office.

Discounted tickets are either $17 or $25. 



* Plisky Works with Chicago Cubs - UE DPT Students Have Similar Opportunity

Phil Plisky, assistant professor of physical therapy conducted a weekend education seminar for the Chicago Cubs sports medicine staff on the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. The Cubs held the course to advance the performance enhancement and injury prevention efforts that they have been implementing over the past year. The University of Evansville Doctor of Physical Therapy students have the opportunity to take a similar class in Movement Assessment as an elective course this fall.

The elective course is taught by UE alum Kyle Matsel. He is assisted by eight University of Evansville & ProRehab sports residents and residency faculty.

UE/ProRehab Sport Residency Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Bethany Huebner says that "It is amazing to see the spectrum of expertise represented in this elective, who are all graduates of the University of Evansville and ProRehab Sports Residency. In one room we have eight Board Certified sports specialists, 1st and 2nd year sport residents, and UE DPT students together in a collaborative learning environment."



* Aces golf heads to Butler Fall Invitational

– For the first time this season, the Purple Aces men’s and women’s golf teams will be in action on the same weekend as they travel to the Butler Fall Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.

Highland Country Club in Indianapolis will play host to the event.

Junior Kayla Katterhenry improved to a perfect 2-0 this fall by winning the Loyola Fall Invitational last time out for the Purple Aces. Her 72 last Tuesday was the lowest round by any participant in the event as she was the only player to shoot a round under par. Coupled with her two rounds of 74 on that Monday, Katterhenry's final day total of 72 helped her finish the event with a 1-over 220. It was six shots ahead of Chicago State's Rachel Johnson, who finished with a 226.

Behind Katterhenry was Maggie Camp. The junior capped off the event with an 83 and finished with a 3-round total of 245. That placed her in a tie for 27th. One behind her was sophomore Giulia Mallmann, who also carded an 83 on Tuesday to finish with a 246. She tied for 29th. As a team, UE placed fourth out of the ten participating teams.

Earlier this week at the NKU Fall Collegiate Classic, the men came home in 8th place. Tyler Gray fired an even 71 to finish the tournament in a tie for 25th place with a score of 223. After identical rounds of 76 on Sunday, Gray improved by five strokes in the third round. Leading the Aces on the overall tournament leaderboard was Rick Voyvodic. After ranking in the top ten following the first day, the senior shot a 75 in round three to finish with a 218. He tied for 13th place.

Joseph Addante capped off the tournament with a 78. Coupled with his Sunday scores of 72 and 79, Addante posted a 229 to tie for 39th. One shot behind him was Will Knights, whose Monday round of 80 gave him a 230 for the event.

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* Times drop again as Aces continue improvement at Louisville

On a cold and crisp fall morning, times fell once again for the University of Evansville Cross Country Teams as they competed at the Greater Louisville Classic at Tom Sawyer Park on Saturday morning.

Fresh off of the first win of her career last weekend, freshman Sienna Crews continued to improve, setting her PR at 19:00.78 to lead the Aces and take 8th place out of 209 runners. Her time bested her race at the Early Bird Invite where she ran a 19:01.1. Taking 19th place was senior Elizabeth Kingshott. She ran her best race of the season, rounding the course in 19:28.01.

Third on the team once again was Michelle Karp. An impressive season continued for Karp as she set her PR for the fourth time in five races, running a 19:52.97. That time was over 35 seconds below her previous record of 20:28, which was set last weekend. Fourth on the team was Ashton Bosler. The freshman continued her adjustment to the college sport, setting her low time of 20:23.06. Bosler has improved in each of her three 5K events this fall.

Laurel Wolfe rounded out the top five for the Purple Aces, completing the 5K in a time of 20:57.21. It was a 1-minute improvement over last weekend’s effort at Austin Peay. The team finished the race in 8th place out of 17 schools.

Ben Woolems was the top finisher for the men, taking 88th out of 306 runners in the event. His 28:00.12 was his best time of the year by over a minute with his previous low this year being a 29:01.1 in the Bradley Intercollegiate. Next up was Ross Frondorf. He also ran his best race of the season, finishing the 8K in 28:10.94.

Freshman Jordan Carpenter was third on the team, posting a PR of 29:20.57. It was a great race, topping his previous best time of the season, which was a 30:59.5 at the Commodore Classic. Andrew Barrett was fourth for UE with a PR of his own – 29:24.65. Paul Schwartz rounded out the top five for the men, crossing the line in 29:49.03. The men were 27th out of 34 squads.

Next weekend, the Aces have their first off week before running the UE Invitational at Angel Mounds on Saturday, Oct. 17.

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* Aces Volleyball beats Bradley in thrilling fashion

Down 24-19 in the fourth set, the University of Evansville volleyball team scored seven points in a row to defeat Bradley by a 3-1 final on Saturday evening at the Carson Center.

With Jelena Merseli doing the serving, Genesis Miranda notched three kills to tie it up at 24-24. Following an ace that gave UE (7-11, 1-3 MVC) a 25-24 lead, a Bradley (5-11, 0-4 MVC) error clinched the victory for the Purple Aces.

“What a way to come back, it was all heart tonight. The girls really deserve this. I think this emotional win was good for our self-esteem and our team culture,” UE head coach Manolo Concepcion said. “We have been battling adversity because we are so young. It was great to see such a young team coming back so many times this season. Last year, this game was 40-38 and we came back as well. It is good to finish the weekend this way and now we will get ready for the next battle on Monday against Wichita State.”

Miranda led everyone with 25 kills in 45 attempts, hitting an unbelievable .489 on the night as the Aces finished the evening at .271. Merseli posted 39 assists while Kim Deprez led the way with 23 digs. Stephanie Cerino registered nine kills while Mersli checked in with a career-best of seven. Erica Haslag led the Braves with 14 kills.

Bradley utilized a late run to take the opening set, 25-19. The Braves opened up on a 5-2 stretch before the Aces came back to take a 7-5 lead in a 5-0 run highlighted by a Jelena Merseli kill. Evansville continued to lead at 13-11 before Bradley rallied back, going on a 6-1 run to take a 17-14 lead. A pair of Erica Haslag kills capped off the victory.

In the second frame, Evansville played steady throughout and was rewarded with a 26-24 triumph. Genesis Miranda registered nine kills in the set including three of the first five UE tallies. The Aces would go on to lead by as many as five at 15-10 on a BU error before the Braves roared back. They tied it up at 20-20 and had set point at 24-23, but a service error put the ball back in UE’s hands. Consecutive kills by Miranda and Stephanie Cerino clinched the set and knotted the match at 1-1.

Merseli was at it again in the third game as a pair of kills along with a solo blocks got the Aces off to an 11-6 start. Later, Kim Deprez notched a service ace to put UE up 20-8. Those service aces were part of a 7-0 stretch by the Purple Aces. Miranda capped off the frame with her fourth kill of the set. Merseli matched her total in the third game as UE headed to the fourth up 2-1.

The Braves had the upper hand early in game four. With the score knotted at 9-9, Bradley went on a 6-2 stretch to open up a 15-11 advantage. After the Aces scored two in a row, Taylor Thiele of Bradley had back-to-back kills to put the Braves back up by five at 20-15. Up 24-19, Bradley looked to be in control, but Evansville would have none of it, going on a 7-0 match-ending run to clinch their first MVC victory of the season.

Monday night will see UE back in action at the Carson Center for the third time in four nights as they play host to Wichita State. Match time is at 7 p.m. and the first 100 fans receive an orange t-shirt.

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* Aces Tennis Concludes MVC Individual Championships

The University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team concluded day two of the MVC Individual Championships on Saturday. Junior Andjela Brguljan was the high finisher on the weekend with a 4th place finish at flight three singles. Senior Marina Moreno was able to pick up a victory on Saturday to earn a 5th place finish in flight one singles. With Saturday’s results, the Aces have concluded this year’s MVC Individual Championships.

Moreno was able to get the Aces off to a great start on Saturday at flight one singles when she was able to take the 5th place match over Drake’s Maddie Johnson in dramatic fashion by a score of 2-6, 6-4, 10-7. Marine Darzyan fell in her 5th place match in equally dramatic fashion when she took a 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 loss to Elvira Lopez of Northern Iowa.

After getting to the flight three semifinals on Friday, junior Andjela Brguljan fell in her first match on Saturday by a score of 6-2, 6-3 to Summer Brills of Drake. Brguljan then went on to face Katie Fries of Southern Illinois and lost by a score of 6-0, 6-1 which gave her a 4th place finish on the weekend. Freshman Doreen Crasta finished in 6th place at flight four singles when she fell to Sydney Wolfe of Northern Iowa by a score of 7-5, 6-1.

Kennedy Craig also finished in 6th place this weekend when she took a 0-6, 6-4, 10-5 loss to Eve Small of Northern Iowa on Saturday. Lastly in singles play, at flight seven singles, Elizabeth Mendes finished up her weekend with a 6-1, 6-1 loss against Abbey Belote of Missouri State giving Mendes a 6th place finish.

Doreen Crasta and Marine Darzyan fell to Alejandra de Lasa and Ashley Thai of Bradley at flight one doubles by a score of 8-6 in their consolation round. Kennedy Craig and Marina Moreno also fell in their consolation round match at flight two doubles by a score of 8-4 to Bradley’s Alexa Brandt and Malini Wijesinghe. Lastly, in doubles play, Elizabeth Mendes and Leah Helpingstine were also not able to win their consolation match against Savanna Hunt and Eve Small of Northern Iowa with a 8-2 defeat.

The Aces will finish up their fall schedule Oct. 15-19 at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional which will take place at Purdue University in West Lafeyette, IN.

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* UE Men's Soccer Drops a 1-0 Road Match at Loyola

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team (2-7, 0-2 MVC) was defeated 1-0 at Loyola University Chicago (5-3-2, 1-1 MVC) on Saturday night. The only score was a 15th minute Ramblers goal.

“Road games in the Valley are tough and there is probably no tougher place to play than Loyola,” said Evansville head men’s soccer coach Marshall Ray. “Tonight, we were unable to capitalize on our chances and gave up a goal on a set piece in the first half. Our guys battled, fought, and worked until the end. Unfortunately we couldn’t come up with the equalizer.”

Loyola leapt ahead with a goal from senior defender Jacob Thoreson just 15 minutes into the contest.

Despite four first half shots, UE was unable to even up the score in the opening stanza.

The Aces had a few opportunities in the second half but a 71st minute shot from senior forward Nate Opperman was saved and a 90th minute attempt from sophomore midfielder/defender Ian McGrath was blocked at the top of the 18 yard box.

Freshman forward Zac Blaydes, sophomore forward Desmond Dolphy and McGrath tallied two shots each for Evansville. Entering the match with six collegiate saves, freshman goalkeeper Greg Niven secured a career-high seven saves in the match.

This is the first loss for the UE against Loyola (the Aces were previously 16-0 versus the Ramblers).

“Credit to Loyola, just like the other teams in the conference, they are going to be competing for a championship once we get into November,” added Ray. “We are going to have to pick ourselves up, get prepared for Kentucky and then see everybody at Arad McCutchan Stadium on Saturday when we take on Bradley in another very important conference match.”

Evansville is at UK on Wednesday, October 7 before returning home on Oct. 10 to host Bradley. That home contest will begin at 2:00 p.m.

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* UE Women's Soccer Falls 1-0 on 82nd Minute Goal at UNI

Despite outshooting the University of Northern Iowa (5-5-3, 1-1-0) by a 16-5 margin, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team (2-8-2, 0-1-1) was defeated 1-0 on the road on Saturday afternoon. The lone score was an 82nd minute goal from UNI. The Purple Aces are back at home on Saturday, Oct. 10 to host the Drake Bulldogs.

“We are disappointed with the result today,” said UE head women’s soccer coach Krista McKendree. “We have to find ways to convert our chances. Yet again, we played good soccer but don’t come away with a result.”

Evansville started fast with four shots in the first 10 minutes. A third minute shot from junior midfielder Bronwyn Boswell was saved, attempts in the 5th and 7th minutes from senior forward Kayla Smith went wide and Smith’s 10th minute shot was also turned away.

The Panthers then rallied back with two shots over the next 10 minutes, but both were saved by Purple Aces senior goalkeeper Simone Busby. Those were the only two saves by Busby in the match. Even though there were 12 shots in the first half (nine by UE), neither team was able to score in the opening stanza.

The Aces almost went ahead in the 55th minute but a shot from freshman forward Sara Osinski caromed off the post. Osinski’s shot in the 64th and Boswell’s attempt in the 69th minute were also saved by UNI goalkeeper Whitney Blunt.

UNI broke the scoreless tie on an 82nd minute goal from freshman forward Brynell Yount, that proved to be the game winner.

Smith led all players with five shots (one on goal). Boswell and Osinski each recorded three shots (two on goal) as senior goalkeeper Simone Busby tallied two saves. Senior midfielder Caitie Dierkes received a yellow card in the 56th minute; it was the first yellow or red card for UE this season.

The Oct. 10 match with Drake will be Senior Day for UE. The contest will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and begin at 6:00 p.m. CDT.

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