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Monday, February 24, 2020

* TONIGHT . . . . Intramural Basketball Championships with Prez P

Join Prez P and Mrs. Prez P as they officiate intramural basketball championship games TONIGHT in Meeks Family Fieldhouse in Carson Center beginning at 7 PM.

7 PM – Women’s Intramural Championship Game
8 PM – Men’s B Intramural Championship Game
9 PM – Men’s A Intramural Championship Game

President and wife in referee uniforms.

* Prepare for Weather Emergencies Ahead of the Storm

While the temperature today may not feel like it, spring is right around the corner. As the temperatures rise, so do the chances of severe weather. Please visit the Safety and Security section of the University of Evansville web page for information that will help keep you safe during a weather emergency. Be sure to click on the “Shelter Locations and Areas page” for a listing of safe spaces on campus.

Jason Cullum
jc647@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* RecyceMania and Recycling at UE

UE is once again participating in RecycleMania, a recycling tournament for universities. The tournament runs from February through the end of March.
At UE, the following items can be placed in an appropriate recycling bin:
• Empty aluminum and steel cans
• Empty plastic containers and drink bottles
• Paper products such as newspapers, office paper, magazines and empty cereal boxes
• Note: Please place books and used toner cartridges and cardboard next to the recycle bins

Please do NOT put the following items in UE’s recycling bins:
• Glass
• Pizza boxes – these can contain food or grease
• Trash such as leftover food and candy wrappers
• Styrofoam
• Full or partially full plastic or aluminum drink containers
• Plastic bags or bubble wrap
• Used tissues and paper towels
To find out where to drop off recyclables at UE, why it’s important to recycle and more, check out the UE Recycling Guide at https://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/services/greenGuide.cfm. Call 2697 or email ae152@evansville.edu with questions.

Amber Elkins
ae152@evansville.edu

* This Week in Music (February 24-March 1)

Wind Ensemble and University Orchestra with Rachel Barton Pine, Tuesday, February 25
7:30pm, Victory Theatre

The UE Wind Ensemble and University Orchestra will perform a variety of exciting works on their February 25 concert. The Wind Ensemble will play Pendulum, composed in 2018 by Steven Bryant. The orchestra will begin with Global Warming by Michael Abels, featuring Graham Cullen (cello) and Alan Snow (violin), before performing with world-renowned guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine. With the orchestra, she will play a concerto featured in her recent “Music by Black Composers” project; she will also perform her own arrangements of songs by Rush, AC/DC, and Van Halen with members of the Eykamp String Quartet.

Trumpet Studio Recital, Sunday, March 1
1:30pm, Krannert Hall 110

On Sunday March 1 beginning at 1:30 PM in Fine Arts Room 110 UE and private trumpet students of Dr. Zifer will present a Trumpet Studio Recital. Each student will perform a short solo work and the concert will conclude with a combined trumpet ensemble piece. A reception for friends and family will follow immediately after the recital in Krannert Gallery where awards and recognitions will be issued. The event is free and open to the public.

Tower Duo, Sunday, March 1
4:00pm, Neu Chapel

Tower Duo is a flute and saxophone ensemble based in Columbus, Ohio, which specializes in creating engaging musical experiences with a particular interest in performing and premiering contemporary works by living composers. Their program at UE, entitled “Music in Motion,” is a multimedia experience with electronic sounds, video, and live improvisation featuring newly commissioned music.

Student Recital, Sunday, March 1
Isaac Cooper, tenor, senior recital, Neu Chapel, 2:30pm

Kristen Strandberg
ks532@evansville.edu

* Diversity Coffee Break Black History Month Event

Happy Black History Month everyone! Diversity Coffee Break will be doing a celebration at the Diversity House Monday, Feb. 24 from 3-4 to celebrate the last week of February. We encourage you to think of a memorable figure in Black History who you feel doesn't get enough recognition. We'll be playing Black History Month Jeopardy and having tea and coffee! After Jeopardy, we'll talk more about Black History Month, and why it's important to recognize historical Black figures. We hope to see you there!

If you would like to represent your group/org, please email hb119@evansville.edu for more info!

HarMonee Baltzell
hb119@evansville.edu

* Don't Miss Nerd Wars - Tomorrow

Join us for Nerd Wars on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00pm in Eykamp Hall! Don’t miss your chance to watch teams of students, faculty, administrators, and staff battle it out in a trivia competition for prizes and bragging rights. Spectators and participants can enjoy pizza and snacks throughout the event, as well as the opportunity to win prizes including restaurant gift cards, an Amazon Firestick, a Roku Premiere, a Keurig, waterproof speakers, and more!

We hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Jayme Williams (jw504) or Blake Elliott (be80).

Jayme Williams
jw504@evansville.edu

* Newman Club Events (February 24-March 1)

Newman Night
Come to our weekly Newman Night for dinner and discussion! Fr. Christian will be talking about Sin. Discussion starts at 5pm at Newman Center with a delicious dinner to follow!

Rosary Group
Come and pray the Rosary with us! Every Wednesday at noon in Library Room 208. No experience needed!

Small Group
Join or try out a small group this Wednesday or Thursday at Newman Center! Wednesdays are with Annie at 7pm discussing the topic of Cultivating Fruits of the Spirit. Thursdays are with Michaela and Lesley at 8:30pm discussing How To Build Your Spiritual Armor.

Men's Group
Join or try out the Men's Group! Wednesdays at 7pm at Newman Center.

Ash Wednesday
There will be an Ash Wednesday mass offered on February 26 in Neu Chapel at 5pm. Following mass, there will be dinner in Grabil Lounge (basement of Neu Chapel). Join us so you too can get a nice ash!

Catholic Mass
All are welcome! Join us for Catholic Mass this Sunday! Mass will be held in Neu Chapel at 1pm.

Spiritual Pilgrimage
The Harlaxton Office is offering a unique spiritual pilgrimage to England and Rome. This summer, you can journey to England and Rome, following in the footsteps of St. John Henry Newman. Author of 'The Idea of the University' and numerous other spiritual classics, this recently canonized Catholic saint has a lot to teach us about conversion, forgiveness, friendship, the modern world, faith and reason and MORE! Students will read about these topics, with the potential to earn a 3hr credit while traveling. Dates are May 30-June 7th. Email Kaiylnn McCallister (kc205) for more information on travel or Jenny Koch (je46) for information on the class.

View the event flyer.

Kathryn Williams
kw354@evansville.edu

* UE Theatre Presents VIOLET

The University of Evansville opens the 2020 semester with the Tony-nominated musical VIOLET, lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, and music by Jeanine Tesori. Based on Doris Betts’ short story THE UGLIEST PILGRIM, it is the story of a young, disfigured woman who journeys on a bus from her farm in North Carolina, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in order to be healed. This production opens Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 22, 27, 28, 29 and at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 23, and Mar. 1.

Resident Director Wes Grantom directs VIOLET. Austin C. Kuhn, a senior from Evansville, Ind., serves as the scenic designer; Hannah Mattingly, a senior from Shelbyville, Ky., serves as the costume designer; Nicholas McCulloch, a junior from Seattle, Wash., serves as the lighting designer; Guest Artist Richard Ingraham serves as the sound designer; Brock McCullough, a senior from Omaha, Neb., serves as the dramaturg; Megan Sizemore, a junior from Cypress, Texas, serves as the stage manager, and Professor Chuck Meacham serves as the technical director.

The cast features first-year Elizabeth Dye from Frisco, Texas, as Violet; first-year David Akinwande from Houston, Texas, as Flick; junior Ethan Davenport from Minneapolis, Minn., as Monty; junior Jack Russell from Montgomery, Texas, as Father; junior Cole Lannert from Evansville, Ind., as Preacher; first-year Allie Forte from New Albany, Ind., as Ameta/Lula; guest actor Colleen Meacham, age 14, from Evansville, Ind., as Young Violet; junior Hannah Stevens, from Arlington, Texas, as Old Lady; junior Amanda Cowan from Mansfield, Texas, as Music Hall Singer; first-year Gabriel Smothers from Casper, Wyo., as Billy Dean; first-year Jimmy Guest from Bettendorf, Iowa, as Leroy Evans; junior Theodore J. Esten from Cedarburg, Wis., as Radio Singer; sophomore Kayleigh Doyle from McKinney, Texas, as Hotel Singer. The ensemble includes sophomore Claire Himstedt from St. Louis, Mo.; first-years Jake Conrad from Olympia, Wash.; Marie Reilly from Spring Hill, Fla.; Amelia Overholt from Fort Collins, Colo.; Brevan Crawford from Houston, Texas; and Nathan Viscaino from Redmond, Ore.

The UE Theatre Society hosts a Pre-Play Chat 30 minutes prior to the show on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Thursday, Feb. 27. All are welcome to attend the presentation and discussion with a student designer about their process on the production. Ticket prices for VIOLET are $20 for adults and $18 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

* SigEp-A-Popstar

SigEp-A-Popstar is Sigma Phi Epsilon's Spring Philanthropy which benefits the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters. This year, it will take place on February 28th at 6:30 PM. Come join us for a night of fun and laughter! Please sign your team up or buy tickets at our table in Ridgeway.

Jack Patmore
jp330@evansville.edu

* UE Theatre Presents Post-Show Discussions on "Race and Representation in the Arts"

The University of Evansville Theatre will hold post-show discussions following the Saturday, Feb. 22 and Thursday, Feb. 27, performances of the musical VIOLET, in Shanklin Theatre. Dr. Rob Shelby, UE’s Chief Diversity Officer, will moderate these discussions on the topic of “Race and Representation in the Arts.”

All are welcome and a ticket to that evening’s performance is not required for admission to the post-show discussion, which will commence at approximately 9:15 pm.

VIOLET, music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, opens this Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 22, 27, 28, 29 and at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 23, and Mar. 1. Call 812.488.2031 for tickets to the production.

Sharla Cowden
sc75@evansville.edu

* Jeff Bender: Fishing for Plankton - Efroymson Exhibition & Visiting Artist

Artist’s Exhibition: January 15 – February 29, 2020
Artist in Residence: February 5 - 6
Student Gallery Lecture: Wednesday, February 5, 10:00am
Student Workshop: Thursday, February 6, 9:30am
Artist’s Reception & Public Gallery Lecture: Thursday, February 6
Reception: 6:30pm, Lecture: 7:00
All events will take place in the Melvin Peterson Gallery

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Info You Should Know

* Village Request Cards Available

Students interested in living in the Villages for 2020-21 should pick up Village request cards in the Office of Residence Life.

The Villages are reserved primarily for students with 60 plus credit hours. In order to apply to live in the Villages, each person in your group must have at least 44 credit hours on file with the University by the end of the Fall 2019 semester.

Village request cards are due back to the Office of Residence Life by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 28.

More information on the housing assignments process can be found on the residence life section of the University website at www.evansville.edu/residencelife/whereWillYouLive.cfm.

Brian Russell Conner
bc32@evansville.edu

* Solution Station Wednesday: Housing Selection

Thinking about where to live next year?

Finding a place to live or a roommate can be challenging. Stop by the Solution Station table in Ridgway this Wednesday to discover all of the options available to make UE your home away from home.

Brian Conner, Associate Director of Residence Life, will available to hand out Village housing request cards, review the residence hall selection process, and answer any questions you have about living on campus.

Don’t live on campus currently? Stop by to talk about the benefits of living on campus.

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Chad Hart
ch299@evansville.edu

* Championship Ballroom Dancer Teacher is Back

Thur. 2/27 Champion Ballroom Dancer Back! UE Ballroom is happy to bring back World Champion* ballroom dancer Jonah Schneider on Thursday, 2/27. He’s in town for a performance and is once again available for private lessons prior to it.

Lessons are in 45 minute blocks, and the first lesson starts at 12:00pm, with the last one at 3:45pm. $85 a lesson and it can be a private lesson, or split with partners, spouses, significant others, friends or a group! Take advantage of this opportunity – no experience necessary! He teaches all levels and all styles.

To book a slot, text 812-449-1044. *2016 Top Latin Teacher, Fred Astaire World Championships

dance flyer.

Erin Lewis
el131@evansville.edu

* Submit Abstracts for UE Student Research and Honors Symposium by March 2

The second annual UE Student Research and Honors Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 from 9:00am-5:00pm. This event will showcase the scholarly activities of students of diverse disciplines across UE’s campus, including the graduating seniors of the Honors Program. All students are invited to apply to participate by submitting an abstract for their papers or posters. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit: https://www.evansville.edu/undergraduateresearch/student-research-symposium.cfm
The deadline for submitting abstracts is Monday, March 2.

Contact Jayme Williams at jw504@evansville.edu with any questions.

Jayme Williams
jw504@evansville.edu

* Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge

Earn Additional HRA Credits for the 2019-2020 Benefit year! Successfully complete the 8 week challenge and earn an extra $150 in HRA credits. The challenge consists of tracking fruit and vegetable consumption and tracking minutes of weekly exercise. Please email ac375@evansville.edu to sign-up!

All are welcome to participate in this challenge! Only those enrolled in the UE HRA Medical Benefit Plan are eligible to earn HRA credits. If you have previously earned HRA credits for the Summer or Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge in the 2019-2020 benefit year, you are ineligible to earn this credit again.

Ashley Chipps
ac375@evansville.edu

* Village Housing Request Cards Available

Students interested in living in the Villages for 2020-21 should pick up Village request cards in the Office of Residence Life.

Students can apply to live in a single apartment or with up to 5 friends in the Villages. Village units consist of on-campus houses, apartments, Jones Hall apartments, and Townhouses. The Villages are reserved primarily for students with 60 plus credit hours. In order to apply to live in the Villages, each person in your group must have at least 44 credit hours on file with the University by the end of the Fall 2019 semester.

Village request cards are due back to the Office of Residence Life by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 28.

More information on the housing assignments process can be found on the residence life section of the University website.

Brian Conner
bc32@evansville.edu

 

* Summer Sessions Payment Plan

Payment plans for summer session courses including Early Summer, Harlaxton Summer, Summer I, and Summer II are available now. Contact the cashiers in the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted rm. 105G) to set-up a payment plan. Payments can be arranged from the point of set-up to the due date of the session. There is no fee for the payment plan.

Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services no later than Reading-Study Day, May 7, 2020 to determine if financial aid is available for their summer courses.

Submitted by Amy Sowders as560@evansville.edu.

Congratulations

* Kiesel Presents Research at International Conference

Dr. Kyle Kiesel, PT professor and program director, was recently part of an international panel presentation on injury prevention at the 5th International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance held in Quebec City, Canada. Dr. Kiesel presented work related to injury prevention in soldiers "Screening for Musculoskeletal Risk Factors: The Evolution of Individualized Risk Categories and Self-Screening." He highlighted research on a self-screening process performed with UE DPT students.

Five people.

Jennifer Simon
js698@evansville.edu

Sympathy to...

* Sympathy to Mark Valenzuela

We share our deepest sympathy with Dr. Mark Valenzuela, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, and his family for the loss of Mark’s father, Mario Piscasio Valenzuela. Mario, also a civil engineer, lived in Lilburn, Georgia with his wife of 57 years, Linda who survives.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 26th, at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, Tucker, GA 30084.The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 801 Tom Smith Road, Lilburn, GA 30047.

Online condolences may be left at www.billheadfuneralhome.com. Lift up Mark and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Athletics

* Softball Falls in Weekend Finale

In Sunday’s finale of the Eagle Round Robin, the University of Evansville softball team dropped a 7-1 contest to Monmouth at Eagle Field.

The Hawks opened the game with three runs in the first before plating two more in the top half of the third.  Evansville scored its first run in the bottom of the third.

Mea Adams reached on a bunt single and Kat Mueller followed with a single to third.  Next up was Jessica Fehr, who reached on a fielder’s choice with Adams getting thrown out at home.  The Purple Aces pulled off a successful double steal with Fehr swiping second before advancing to third on an error while Mueller stole home.

UE was unable to push any more runs home as the Hawks took the 7-1 win.  The Aces mustered up four hits on the day with Monmouth finishing with six.  Halie Fain, Lindsay Renneisen, Adams and Mueller had the hits for Evansville.

Up next for UE is the Blues City Classic in Memphis, Tenn.  The Aces face North Alabama, Northern Illinois, Northwestern State and host institution – Memphis.

* Late Rally Helps Indiana State Defeat UE Men

A game-ending 13-6 run saw Indiana State defeat the University of Evansville men’s basketball team on Sunday by a final of 64-62 inside the Ford Center.

Evansville (9-20, 0-16 MVC) led by five points with 3:32 remaining before a 7-0 stretch by the Sycamores (16-11, 9-7 MVC) put them in front for good.  K.J. Riley led UE with 15 points.  He was 5-of-6 from the line and dished out a game-high five assists.  Evan Kuhlman posted 11 points, all coming in the second half.  He added five rebounds.  Sam Cunliffe led the Aces with seven caroms and chipped in eight points.

“All indications are that we are making progress and are becoming a better team.  You have to learn how to win before you can win and I feel like that is where we are at right now,” Aces head men’s basketball coach Todd Lickliter said.  “We play every game to win, there is no question about that, but not all is lost when you lose.” 

An interesting first half of play saw eight ties, a pair of lead changes and no points scored by either team outside the paint.  After Indiana State jumped out to an 8-4 lead, the Aces responded by scoring eight out of ten points to go up by a 12-10 margin just past the midway point of the period.  John Hall scored four points during the stretch.

Neither team was able to get too far out in front throughout the majority of the half before Evansville changed that in the final moments.  With the score tied at 18-18 entering the final three minutes, UE wrapped up the stanza with another 8-2 rally.

Sam Cunliffe and Jawaun Newton added buckets to give Evansville a 22-18 lead.  After a Sycamore basket, K.J. Riley knocked down two field goals in the final 50 seconds to send the Aces into the half up by a 26-20 score.  The Aces connected on four of their final six attempts to grab the halftme lead.  Riley recorded eight points in the first 20 minutes.

Evan Kuhlman did not take a shot in the first half, but made it count in the opening moments of the second, draining a triple to give UE its largest lead at 29-22 two minutes in.  It was the first triple of the afternoon as well as the first points outside the paint.  A free throw from Hall pushed the lead to eight points, but ISU countered with a 9-0 stretch to retake a 33-32 lead at the 12:57 mark. 

Jawaun Newton hit his fourth basket of the day to end a scoreless drought that lasted for three minutes.  Indiana State jumped back in front by a 37-35 tally, but a 5-0 spurt saw the Aces retake the lead.  Cunliffe added his third basket of the game while Riley found Noah Frederking for a triple.  UE jumped back on top on four occasions before the score was tied at 49-49 with five minutes to go.

Frederking drained his second long ball of the day to put the Aces back in front before four in a row from Riley gave Evansville a 56-51 edge with 3:32 on the clock.  Indiana State made its final push, scoring seven in a row to take the lead for good.  Their game-ending run – a 13-6 stretch – saw them clinch the 64-62 win.  They were led by Christian Williams’ 16-point effort.

UE finished with a 31-27 rebounding edge while Indiana State outshot the Aces, 45.8%-40.0%.

A trip to Cedar Falls, Iowa marks the final regular-season road trip for Evansville.  The Aces will face UNI on Wednesday evening in a 7 p.m. contest.  On Saturday, Feb. 29, UE welcomes Illinois State to the Ford Center for a 1 p.m. game. It will mark Senior Day with K.J. Riley being recognized.

* Aces Earn Split on Saturday in Georgia

Saturday’s action at the Eagle Round Robin saw the University of Evansville softball team begin the day with a 7-6 win over Furman before falling by a 1-0 score in a pitcher’s duel against Maryland.

“This team continues to get better every time they take the diamond.  We rise and fight against any challenges that are thrown at us,” Aces head coach Mat Mundell said.  “Our energy and chemistry in the dugout is awesome.  We did a great job in the circle in the second game while our position players backed that up with big time defense.  We gave Maryland all they could handle but came up just short.”

Following a season-high 14 runs on Friday evening, the Purple Aces (6-6) posted seven runs on Saturday morning against the Paladins.  Furman got on the board first, plating three runs in the top of the second before Evansville responded with five in the bottom of the frame. 

Katie McLean and Lindsay Renneisen drew walks to lead off the inning before Mea Adams was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs.  That brought Hannah Hood to the plate, who singled to left field to score McLean. A sacrifice fly by Kat Mueller brought in the second run for UE.  Next up was Evansville’s leadoff hitter Jessica Fehr, who continued her scorching start to the season as she belted her second home run of the weekend to bring in three more runs.

Furman scored twice in the top of the third to knot the game at 5-5 and the scored would remain tied until the bottom half of the fourth when the Aces added two huge insurance runs.  Mea Adams got the job done on the basepaths, earning a walk before stealing second and crossing the plate on a Hood single.  Hood later scored on an RBI knock by Fehr.  The Paladins added a solo home run in the top of the seventh, but the Aces shut the door and hung on for the 7-6 win.

Freshman Erin Kleffman made the start.  In three innings, she allowed five runs, four earned, on two hits.  Emily Lockhart was credited with her third win of the season.  She threw four innings and gave up one run on two hits.  Fehr went 3-4 with three RBI and a run while Hood was 2-3 with two runs and two RBI.  Adams scored a pair of runs.

Game two of the day saw the Aces fall in a 1-0 pitcher’s duel against Maryland.  Izzy Vetter took the circle for UE and allowed just four hits while going the distance.  She struck out five batters.  Courtney Wyche threw a 1-hitter for the Terrapins while giving up just two walks in seven innings.  Wyche struck out 15 UE batters.

It was Fehr posting the hit for UE while Haley Woolf and Eryn Gould earned the walks.  The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the sixth when Maryland pushed across the winning run.

Another early game is on tap tomorrow for UE when they face Monmouth at 8:30 a.m. CT.

* Softball Scores Season-high 14 Runs To open Weekend

Facing one of the top pitching staffs in the nation, the University of Evansville softball team put on a clinic, erupting for a season-high 14 runs to pick up a 14-8 victory over Georgia Southern on Friday evening at Eagle Field in the Eagle Round Robin.

Entering the weekend, the Eagles (8-3) ERA stood at 0.73, one of the lowest in the NCAA.  Evansville (5-5) did not let that statistic deter its efforts, scoring seven runs in the first three innings.  Freshmen Jenna Lis and Kat Mueller combined for nine RBI, four hits and four runs.  Lis was 2-4 with five RBI, including her first home run, which was a grand slam.  Mueller had a 2-3 game with four runs batted in.  Each scored twice.  Jessica Fehr added three hits in five at-bats.  She registered her first homer of the season and four RBI on the night.  Alyssa Barela and Hannah Hood added two hits each.

“I am extremely proud of the way the ladies hit the ball up and down the lineup.  We had a good game plan going into the game and the ladies really executed it,” Purple Aces head softball coach Mat Mundell said.  “We have been hitting the ball hard all year; we told them to trust the process and the hits would fall.  Tonight they did.”

Georgia Southern got on the board first with a pair of runs in the first, but UE did not waste any time fighting back.  Katie McLean hit a leadoff double to open the top of the second before Lindsay Renneisen reached on a walk.  Both crossed the plate when Kat Mueller belted a 2-out double.  Jessica Fehr followed up with a single that scored Mueller for the third run of the inning.

The Eagles retook the lead in the bottom of the second with three more runs, but Evansville struck again in the third with four runs on a Jenna Lis grand slam.  Haley Woolf and Renneisen both reached base on GSU errors while Hannah Hood was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Lis, who delivered the hit that would put the Aces in front for good.

In the fourth, Fehr hit a leadoff home run before Woolf added an RBI double to extend the advantage to 9-5.  The 10th run of the night crossed the plate in the fifth thanks to a Mueller sacrifice fly.  Georgia Southern inched closer with two runs in the sixth before UE slammed the door in the seventh, adding four insurance runs to finish with the 14-8 victory.  Lis and Mueller had RBI singles in the frame while Fehr brought home two runs with a single to center.

Pitching five innings of relief, UE sophomore Izzy Vetter picked up the win, her second of the season.  Emily Lockhart tossed the first inning before Vetter threw five strong frames.  She allowed four runs, just two earned, on four hits.  She struck out three batters.  Erin Kleffman threw a scoreless seventh.

Two games are on the docket for Saturday, beginning with a 9 a.m. CT game against Furman.  The Aces finish the day with a 2 p.m. contest versus Maryland.

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