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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

After more than a year, the UE Music Conservatory will once again be presenting concerts open to the general public. Join us for the Fall Faculty Gala tonight, Tuesday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Masks are required of all attendees and seating will be limited due to room capacity restrictions. Admission is free. As we did last year, we will also be live streaming concerts so you have the choice to watch concerts from the comfort of your home. The live stream link can be found here: https://youtu.be/K4oQ6ReBIf0

* Canoe with the Venturing Crew at Blue Grass FWA Sunday Sept 12th

Canoe with the Venturing Crew at Blue Grass FWA

Spend the day canoeing and exploring one of Blue Grass's most beautiful lakes.

We will provide free food, games and the equipment needed to provide a fun and safe outdoor experience.

If you don't know how to canoe, not to worry, we will teach you the proper way to use a paddle, enter and exit the boat and life jackets will be provided and will be required while on the water.

We will be traveling approx. 20 mins from campus by bus (mask will be required while on the bus) to Blue Grass FWA and will be there about 4 hours.

Sign up at the Ridgway lobby table #4 starting on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am till 1pm and 4pm till 6pm

contact hd94 or venturing@evansville.edu

The event is free but we will require a $10 deposit at the sign up table and it will be returned to you at the time of departure on Sunday.

https://uengage.evansville.edu/event/7255667

Info You Should Know

* Solution Station Wednesday: Transform Your Schedule - Planner Giveaway

Is it time to transform your schedule?

Come by the Solution Station table in Ridgway this Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and get a FREE UE planner! Stay organized this year and finally get your time working for YOU by using a planner.

Do you need help with something and you're not sure who to ask on campus? If we don't know the answer, we'll know who does! We're here to help you find solutions to the issues you're facing. Let us help - come to the Solution Station!

Contact: Chad Hart (ch299@evansville.edu)

* Register Today for the Engineering, Business and Technology Career Fair

Don't miss the Engineering, Business and Technology Career Fair IN PERSON this year! Join us Tuesday, September 14 from 1pm-3pm in Eykamp Hall for the opportunity to meet more than 40 employers in the Engineering, Business and Technology fields. Look in Handshake to see a list of all employers planning to be in attendance. Preregister for this event in Handshake so employers can view your résumé early!

* Medical Spanish Practice

Medical Spanish practice is designed to help students practice communication skills in Spanish for medical settings. This opportunity is for anyone at the intermediate or advanced Spanish language level. For more details, please contact associate professor of Spanish, Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu.

* Charlas - Informal conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice conversation in Spanish this semester? This opportunity is for anyone at the intermediate or advanced Spanish language level. For more information, contact associate professor of Spanish, Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu.

* CDEI- Cultural Month Planning Team

The CDEI is doing something a little different this year! We want YOU to be involved in the programming coming from the Center, so we are putting together planning teams! Each cultural or heritage month will have a different planning team and you can be involved in as many or as few of them as you want!

The first one up is the Hispanic Heritage Month planning team. You will be part of a team of interested individuals from around the university to plan and implement programming throughout Hispanic Heritage Month with help from the Center, of course!

If you are interested email us at Center4DEI@evansville.edu by Wednesday, September 8th!

Spread the word and let’s have some great celebrations!

#hispanicheritagemonth #september #october #diversity #UE #eisforeveryone

* Quarantine Questions Answered

Persons (Students/Staff/Faculty/Administrators) that have completed vaccination requirements If identified as a Close Contact
Symptom Free= Do NOT need to quarantine; COVID test recommended between days 3-5 after the exposure.
Experiencing symptoms= Must quarantine for 10 days unless cleared by a negative COVID test administered between days 3-5 after the exposure AND symptoms have consistently improved without the use of medication for a period of at least 24 hours.

Anyone exposed to a positive case of COVID, regardless of vaccination status or symptoms, is encouraged to get a COVID test between days 3-5 after the exposure.

Persons (Students/Staff/Faculty/Administrators) without complete vaccinations if identified as a Close Contact:
Symptom Free= MUST quarantine for 10 days
Experiencing symptoms= MUST quarantine for 10 days
A negative COVID test does not negate the quarantine directive.

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* Bookstore Hiring Morning Student Workers

Are you looking to make some money, but don't want to get a job off campus? You're in luck! The Bookstore is looking to hire morning student workers!

We need folks who are available 2-3 days a week, Monday-Friday, 9am to about 1 pm.

If you're interested, please submit your schedule to us at bookstore@evansville.edu, along with a resume, and we'll reach out.

* Sign Up Today For Your Employee Health Screening

Sign up today! Health screenings are scheduled for September 21st-24th from 7-11am in Eykamp Room 252. For those participating in the University's HRA health plan, HRA credits can be earned for participation. Click the link below to schedule your time slot. Please remember to fast 8-12 hours prior to screening. Water and black coffee are permitted. Maintenance medications are encouraged as long as they can be taken without food. Flu shots will also be available at this time.

Click to sign up: https://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/MedicalClinic/Appointments/

Please schedule with the link above. Do not schedule your appointment with the clinic.

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* HEERF Grant Distribution Authorization Now Open for All Students

HEERF III Emergency Grant funding is now available.

- New students are required to authorize distribution of HEERF grant funds.

- Previous recipients who wish to alter prior authorization must resubmit distribution authorization.

All educationally related expenses are eligible for HEERF III funding and may be applied to current and/or future student account balances. Please be aware that funding is limited. Grant recipients requesting a refund must have bank information on file as refunds will be issued electronically via direct deposit.

Submit/Review: HEERF Grant Authorization

The deadline to submit or change authorization for September disbursement is September 10, 2021.

* Cleaning Supply Reminder

Need replenishment of cleaning supplies (disinfectant, hand sanitizer, paper towel, etc.) for a classroom or office area? Please complete a request form at https://uesurvey.evansville.edu/cleaningsupplies

Remember to keep spray bottles and ½ gallon bottles pumps. By keeping these, supplies of disinfectant and hand sanitizer can be replenished promptly.

Thank you for your help in keeping campus safe!

* Forward Volition: UE Art Faculty Exhibition

Forward Volition: UE Art Faculty Exhibition
August 30 - October 16
Melvin Peterson Gallery
Reception for the Artists: Thursday, September 2, 6:30pm   Bring a Friend!

* Slips, Trips & Falls: September 2021 Risk Management Tip

As fall approaches slips, trips, and falls are a major cause of injury that occurs to both visitors and employees. They can occur in any business, but are of particular concern to businesses with considerable public and employee foot traffic such as those in retail, higher education, medical, and service industries.

What can you do to make a positive impact?

1) Be aware of your immediate surroundings
2) Wear comfortable, properly fitting non-slip shoes
3) Be aware of the type of surface you are walking on and its condition
4) Adjust to environmental and walking surface conditions
5) Pay attention to “Wet Floor” warning signs to warn of known hazards
6) Practice Good Housekeeping
7) Keep walkways and hallways free of debris, clutter and obstacles
8) Only carry items that allow you to see clearly where you are going
9) Use handrails when going up or down stairs and not skip steps
10) Eliminate or minimize distractions while walking, such as looking at your cell phone

Report unsafe conditions to Office of Public Safety at 812-488-2051.

Be Safe With Each Step!

* OZZI Machine is Here

For all Meal Plan users, come get your free OZZI token from the Dining Services office located next to Chick Fil A in Ridgeway. We can also teach you how to use the green OZZI to go container program. We are looking forward to seeing you!

* HEERF Grant Distribution Authorization Now Open for All Students

HEERF III Emergency Grant funding is now available.

  • New students are required to authorize distribution of HEERF grant funds.
  • Previous recipients who wish to alter prior authorization must resubmit distribution authorization.

All educationally related expenses are eligible for HEERF III funding and may be applied to current and/or future student account balances. Please be aware that funding is limited. Grant recipients requesting a refund must have bank information on file as refunds will be issued electronically via direct deposit.

Submit/Review: HEERF Grant Authorization

The deadline to submit or change authorization for September disbursement is September 10, 2021.

* Sign Up, Join Us, Give Feedback, and Get a Free T-Shirt

The Marketing Department at the University of Evansville is looking for current UE students to provide feedback on marketing materials such as postcards, brochures, social media, videos, and more. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes.

Date: September 10
Time: 3pm
Location: UE Schroeder School of Business Room 270

Signup at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0849A4AB2BA0F94-feedback1

Congratulations

* Deans' List

The Spring 2021 Deans' List is currently on display at the library. Congratulations!

Athletics

* Men's Golf Wraps up Opening Tournament

In the final round of the Hoosier Collegiate Invite, it was Isaac Rohleder pacing the University of Evansville men’s golf team at the Pfau Course on Monday afternoon.

Rohleder led UE with a score of 80 and tied brother Eli Rohleder with a 243 to wrap up the tournament.  The pair tied for 68th place to lead the Aces.  Eli finished his final 18 holes with an 81, matching his score in the previous two rounds.

Dallas Koth came home three shots behind the Rohlder brothers.  He had an 85 to complete the event.  Tying him was Caleb Wassmer, who carded two of the Aces’ lowest rounds of the weekend to open the invite.  His rounds on Sunday checked in at 77 and 76.  Carson Parker rounded out the scores, completing the three rounds with a 263.

Cincinnati and Illinois shared the team title, each finishing with a tally of 858.  The Fighting Illini began the day two strokes behind the Bearcats, but rallied in the last round to tie it up.  Indiana claimed the third spot with an 860.  The Hoosiers had the individual champion with Drew Salyers pacing the field.  A 3-under 68 on Monday saw him defeat Illinois’ Adrien Dumont de Chassart by two shots.  Salyers’ final score finished at 208.

Evansville wrapped up the tournament with a 15th place finish.  UE is right back in action next week with a trip to Pawley’s Island, S.C. for the Golfweek Challenge.  True Blue Golf Club will host the tournament, which runs Sunday (9/12) through Tuesday (9/14).

* Aces Start Fast, but Fall to No. 23 Lipscomb

Getting a lead early, the University of Evansville men's soccer team was unable to hold off 23rd-ranked Lipscomb in a 4-1 defeat on Monday evening at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

"We have to give credit to Lipscomb. They're a very good team, there's a reason they're ranked 23rd in the country and had a very good win over UCLA on the road," said Aces head men's soccer coach Marshall Ray. "We did a great job and came out and executed our game plan and were able to create a couple opportunities and were fortunate to get a PK we converted. We couldn't make it to half. #20 (for Lipscomb) came on and was a handful and was able to equalize. I felt like we were a little slow coming out of halftime and saying that, we were able to get a goal back to tie it 2-2 that was nullified. We didn't respond well after that point. It's a tough thing to take, but we've got to do a better job of just getting on with the game. We're going to try and recover and get ready for our trip out to Denver and look forward to playing Denver and Air Force."

Four Aces led the way with two shots each with Pablo Guillen, Jakub Hall, Jose Vivas, and Caleb Knight all recording two shots. In goal, Matt Bryant tallied six saves in the match, making it back-t0-back matches with six saves for the fifth-year senior.

As has been the theme all season, it was Evansville who jumped out to the early lead. Just 16 minutes into the match, Hall put a shot on goal that was blocked and popped high into the air. As Hall and a Bisons defender battled for the rebound, the ball caught the arm of the defender, earning a penalty kick for Evansville. On the ensuing PK, sophomore Pablo Guillen calmly placed the ball to the left of the keeper, handing the Aces the 1-0 advantage.

Later in the half, Lipscomb equalized, scoring in the 41st minute with the first of the night from Tyrese Spicer, knotting the match at the break.

Soon after the intermission, the Bisons went in front, scoring their second of the evening also off the foot of Spicer with Bakary Bagayako and Killian Byrne lending assists. The Aces looked to have tied the match again in the 53rd minute as a header from Ethan Garvey was saved by the Bisons, but popped free from the keeper. Hall sprinted towards the ball, with the ball ending up in the back of the net, but Hall was ruled offside to nullify the Aces equalizer.

In the 64th minute, Lipscomb found a third goal with Luca Naumann scoring off a free kick at the top of the 18 that curled into the side, increasing the Bisons lead to 3-1. Tyrese Spicer would complete his hat-trick in the 72nd minute, as Spicer received a pass from Seth Highfield and made a run down the left side, slipping it into the back of the net as Lipscomb grabbed the 4-1 win.

Evansville heads west for a road trip in the state of Colorado, beginning with a match at Denver at 8 PM (CT) on Friday night in Denver, Colo.

* Evansville Welcomes No. 23 Lipscomb to McCutchan Stadium Monday

After leading in both of its regular season matches so far, the University of Evansville men's soccer team looks to use that confidence in a Monday match-up with 23rd-ranked Lipscomb at 6 PM at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

Last Match: Louisville 2, Evansville 1

• Leading with less than five minutes remaining, the University of Evansville men's soccer team saw its hopes of a road victory dashed with two late goals from Louisville in a 2-1 loss in Louisville on Monday night.

• "The guys are gutted in the locker room, as they should be. They can hold their head high because they competed and battled for 90 minutes," said Aces head men's soccer coach Marshall Ray. "This proves to ourselves we have the ability to compete with any team in the country. We're looking forward to this week and getting Edward Mendy, Nkosi Graham, and Ryan Harris back with the squad. We'll prepare for next weekend and look to build on the positives. I'm proud of the way our guys responded to our staff's challenge this week and stepped on the field to compete for every inch tonight."

• A balanced opening half got underway and quickly saw Evansville generate a chance. In the fifth minute, sophomore Pablo Guillen recorded the first shot of the match, putting it on frame and forcing a save by the Cardinals. The Aces backline kept Louisville from posing much of a threat during the early portions of the match before the Cardinals got the attack going later in the half. The 39th minute saw fifth-year senior Filip Johansson put a shot on goal, the second of the half for UE, that again forced a save.

• Action picked up and did so quickly in the second half. Evansville pushed forward, posing a threat, but not recording a shot until the 63rd minute. When the Aces were presented an opportunity though, UE took advantage. A high arcing ball was played into the air that Jakub Hall headed into the box. Fifth-year senior Davis Peck put himself in the right spot, chesting the ball down and finding space before calmly slipping the ball past the keeper to give the Aces the 1-0 lead.

• Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Matt Bryant was terrific in goal as Louisville ratcheted up the attack late in the half. Bryant made clearance after clearance, keeping Evansville in front, recording a total of four saves in the final 45 minutes. With just four minutes left in the match, Louisville's persistent attack paid off, with a ball Sander Roed finding the back of the net to knot the match.

• Just two minutes later, the Cardinals scored again as Aboubacar Camara found space and scored with 1:45 remaining as Louisville captured the 2-1 win.

Previewing the Matchup

• Evansville and Lipscomb are meeting for the 13th time in the all-time series with the Bisons owning a 5-4-3 advantage in the series.

• The two sides have become very familiar with one another, playing each of the last nine seasons with Lipscomb winning five of those meetings.

• Evansville has led in both of its matches this season, gaining a 1-0 lead with a goal in the second half before both Bellarmine and Louisville scored twice to steal wins.

• Monday's match is the second in three days for the Bisons, who have started the season 3-0 with wins over UCLA, San Diego, and Memphis.

• Lipscomb has been impressive early in the season, out-scoring its opponents 8-2 in the first three games of the 2021 campaign.

• When Lipscomb comes to Arad McCutchan Stadium on Monday evening, it will mark the first non-con- ference home matchup for the Aces against a ranked opponent since then-second ranked Indiana came to town on Sept. 21, 2018, winning 5-0.

Bryant In Goal

• Fifth-year senior Matt Bryant has been active between the posts for Evansville through two matches this season.

• Bryant sits 31st in the nation and tops in the Conference, making eight saves on the year.

• In both matches, Bryant has played the full 90 minutes, tying him for 58th in the nation.

High School Day

• Monday's match is High School Day at Arad McCutchan Stadium

• FREE tickets for high school teams that submit their roster to ab872@evansville.edu by Noon on Monday, Sept. 7

* Aces Earn No. 5 Ranking in Midwest Region

Touting an unblemished record through six matches, the University of Evansville women's soccer team has earned a No. 5 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region Poll, it was announced Monday afternoon.

With a 4-0-2 record, the Aces sit behind TCU, Texas Tech, West Virginia, and Oklahoma State and ahead of reigning MVC champion Loyola Chicago and traditional powers Kansas and Baylor. UE moved up two spots in the rankings after sitting seventh last week.

"I am proud of this team and the hard work they put in not only this fall but last spring. I know we still have a lot to play for but it shows that we are headed in the right direction," said Aces head women's soccer coach Chris Pfau. "We have a great group who have enjoyed playing with each other and to see UE at #5 in the region is something every player should be excited about!" 

Evansville is out to its best start in program history, surpassing the unbeaten streaks of the 1994 and 2001 teams who each started their respective seasons with four-straight results.

The Aces success can be traced back to a balanced team that is top 100 in the nation and second in the MVC in scoring and 58th in the nation in goals-against average, also second in The Valley. Between the posts, fifth-year senior Michaela Till has been a force, recording a pair of shutouts and stopping 87.5% of shots she has face, the 46th best percentage in NCAA DI. On the attack, Evansville has been able to rely on a variety of goal scorers, including four different game-winning goal scorers.

UE returns to action on Thursday on the road against Austin Peay at 6 PM in Clarksville, Tenn.

* Women's Soccer Battles Back to Earn Road Draw

Falling a goal down in the early going, the University of Evansville women's soccer team answered and even challenged late for the win before ultimately securing a 1-1 draw with Northern Kentucky on the road in Highland Heights, Ky. on Sunday afternoon.

Senior Emily Ormson tallied her third goal of the season, while reaching double digits in career goals with her 10th in white and purple, scoring what would be the match tying goal in the first half. Ormson tied with teammate Nicole Benati for the team lead in shots in the match with each taking four. In goal, fifth-year senior Michaela Till was again a forced to be reckoned with, making four saves, while allowing one goal.

Evansville's defense was forced to hunker down early in the match as the Norse quickly got off on the front foot and attacked the Aces. In the opening 20 minutes, the Aces backline helped usher ball after ball over the touchline and defended the ensuing set pieces. NKU got its breakthrough in the 28th minute, when a ball was played to the left side of the 18, with Lindsey Meyer slipping the ball into the back of the net to give the Norse the 1-0 advantage.

The Aces did not take long to respond, scoring just five minutes late off the foot of Ormson, who chose the right angle and snuck it past the Norse's keeper Mimi Stines off a terrific through ball from Abbi Lenk.

The second half featured very few opportunities in the early going with neither side recording a shot until the 63rd minute. In the 63rd, Benati released a shot from Evansville that forced a save by NKU. In all, the Aces were out-shot 6-3 in the second half and 11-5 during regulation, but UE was able to keep the game tied at one to send it to overtime.

In overtime, Evansville flipped the script on the Norse, coming out on the attack. With the increased attack, great opportunities emerged in the second overtime period. The first came as a ball was played over the top and freshman Hailey Autenrieb spied it. Autenrieb sprinted into the box and just before she could chip the ball, Stines punched it away. Another chance came from Nicole Benati, who gathered the ball at her feet at the top of the box and loop a shot over the defenders that dropped back below the crossbar, forcing a difficult punch from NKU. On an ensuing corner kick, Evansville's opportunity clanged off the post, deflecting out and ending the UE threat as the Aces and Norse battled to a 1-1 draw.

Evansville continues its program-best start with a run of six undefeated matches. The Aces head back for another road contest on Thursday with a trip to Clarksville, Tenn. on Thursday at 6 PM to take on Austin Peay.

* Aces Back on the Road with Match at Northern Kentucky

Building the best start in program history, the University of Evansville women's soccer team will put its unblemished record on the line at Northern Kentucky on Sunday at Noon in Highland Heights, Ky.

Last Match: Evansville 1, SEMO 0

• A first half goal from Kristen Harvey and a dominant effort in goal from Michaela Till helped the University of Evansville women's soccer team earn its best start in program history with a 1-0 win over SEMO on Thursday evening at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

• Till finished the night with the 14th shutout of her career, making five saves, and keeping the Aces record unblemished on the year. Offensively, Harvey propelled Evansville, recording a team-high three shots, putting a pair on goal, and scoring her first career goal in the 25th minute.

• SEMO were the aggresors early in the match, recording three shots inside the first seven minutes of the match. Evansville responded well, as the Aces put two shots on frame to follow with Harvey testing the Redhawk keeper in the 10th minute and senior Emily Ormson put another shot on goal just a minute later.

• The 22nd minute saw the best opportunity to that point for the Aces as a corner was whipped in by Nicole Benati. Emilie Hill found the end of the cross, heading it towards goal, but just missing high.

• Evansville capitalized on their early momentum just two minutes later when UE earned another corner. This time it was Alex Eyler who stood over it, sending in a ball that ricocheted off of Hill and landed in front of Harvey, who finished to the right of the keeper to put the Aces in front.

• In all, the two teams combined for 11 shots in the opening half with a near even split (SEMO 6, Evansville 5), but the Aces put four on goal with the Redhawks failing to put any on frame.

• The Redhawks again started a half aggressively in the first handful of minutes of the second half, recording four quick shots in the first eight minutes, including three on goal. In the 62nd minute, the Aces nearly doubled their lead as Ormson found the ball at her feet inside the box and released a quick shot on goal that SEMO was forced to quickly handle.

• Despite creating a bevy of chances early, SEMO was held from creating much of an opportunity late in the match as Evansville's defense continued to demonstrate its strength, holding on to a one-goal lead for its fourth-straight win.

Previewing the Matchup

• Sunday's match between Evansville and Northern Kentucky marks the first ever meeting between the two sides in women's soccer.

• NKU enters the meeting with a 1-3-1 record after playing a difficult early slate. The Norse's lone win to this point came in a 2-1 overtime victory over Eastern Kentucky.

• The two sides have a common opponent in Bellarmine with both teams playing the Knights in Louisville and leaving with a tie.

First-Time Goal Scorers

• With her game-winning goal in the 25th minute against SEMO, senior Kristen Harvey recorded the first goal of her Evansville career.

• Harvey became the second Ace in as many games to score their first goal after Emily Olson scored against Middle Tennessee.

* Volleyball Sweeps Opening Day of Eagle Challenge

It was another exceptional day of action for the University of Evansville volleyball team, who rolled to a pair of victories in the first day of the Eagle Challenge in Morehead, Kentucky.

Evansville, who improved to a perfect 5-0 record, defeated Morehead State by a 3-1 final to open play on Friday morning before picking up a 3-0 sweep over Radford in the afternoon.  The Eagles are coming off of a 17-2 record in the spring where they earned the Ohio Valley Conference Championship before defeating Creighton in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

“Morehead State was big for us.  A team that won the conference and won a NCAA tournament match gave us a lot of confidence going to the Radford game,” Purple Aces head coach Fernando Morales exclaimed.  “Today shows us how deep we are, we have two players that started last weekend out due to quarantine and the other players stepped up and helped us get these two wins.”

Match 1 – UE 3, Morehead State 1
A balanced offensive attack saw Giulia Cardona, Alondra Vazquez and Melanie Feliciano finish with double digit kills to pace the University of Evansville volleyball team to a 3-1 win over defending Ohio Valley Conference Champion Morehead State on Friday morning.

Taking on a Morehead State team that went 17-2 in the spring, the Purple Aces grabbed the early momentum in the first set, taking a 4-1 lead with Cardona tallying three kills.  The Eagles fought back to tie it up at 6-6, but with the score knotted at 11-11, Evansville made its run.  Taking advantage of a handful of MSU errors, the Aces scored five in a row to go up 16-11.  UE continued to roll from there, cementing a 25-21 win on a Vazquez kill.

Game two saw UE take another early lead as a Cecilia Thon kill helped lift the team to a 3-1 edge.  Morehead State clawed away at the deficit, eventually tying it up at 9-9 on an Irene Wogenstahl kill.  That run was part of a 6-0 stretch by the Eagles as they wrestled away a 13-9 lead.  Evansville answered in a big way, embarking on a run of its own.  The Aces scored eight in a row to change the course of the set.  Thon’s flawless serving, coupled with kills by Cardona, Kate Tsironis and Vazquez, were pivotal to the rally. 

The Eagles staged another comeback, tying the set up at 21-21.  After seven further ties led to a 28-28 score, it was junior Hannah Watkins taking over.  Her second kill of the set broke the stalemate before her service ace clinched the set by a 30-28 final.  A key part to the late rally was that Evansville never let MSU take the lead.

Already up by a 2-0 score in the match, UE was on fire to begin the third game, posting the first four points.  The Eagles fought right back, tying it at 5-5 before using a 4-0 run to go up by a score of 12-8.  Evansville kept the Eagles within striking distance, cutting their lead to 20-19 on a Cardona service ace, but MSU used a late run to take a 25-20 decision and cut the Evansville match lead to 2-1.

An exciting match saw the first three sets come down to the wire and the fourth game was no different.  Once again, it was the Aces jumping out to the early advantage with a Thon service ace contributing to a 3-0 lead.  MSU took its first lead at 6-5 before a rally by UE was capped off by a Watkins kill to give her team a 10-7 edge.  The Aces controlled the middle part of the set and would extend the lead to 20-17 when Laura Ruiz picked up her first ace of the day.  Morehead State tied it up with three in a row, but three errors helped Evansville push the lead to 24-21.  That is when Melanie Feliciano put an exclamation point on the match with her 10th kill to clinch the fourth win in a row for her squad.

Cardona led UE with 16 kills while Vazquez and Feliciano finished with 12 and 10, respectively.  Cecilia Thon tallied 34 assists while Blakeley Freeman picked up 18 digs.  Thon and Vazquez added 13 and 12.  Watkins got the job done in the middle, registering a match-high seven block assists to go along with five kills.  Morehead State was paced by Abby Hulsman, who tallied 28 kills.

Match 2 – UE 3, Radford 0
Finishing with a match-high 12 kills, Alondra Vazquez led the Purple Aces to a 3-0 sweep over Radford in the second contest at the Eagle Challenge.  Vazquez added 10 digs for her second double-double of the day.  Melanie Feliciano added seven kills.  Cecilia Thon posted 21 helpers.

Things did not go Evansville’s way out of the gate as the Highlanders jumped out to a 5-1 lead.  A focused UE squad was not phased and quickly rebounded, using a 6-0 rally to open up a 9-6 lead.  Kills by Kate Tsironis, Vazquez and Feliciano paced the run.  Evansville added to its advantage, going up 16-9 on a Vazquez kill before the Highlanders stormed back.  A 7-1 stretch cut Evansville’s lead to just one (17-16), but UE regrouped to complete the set on a 7-2 run to take the set, 25-18.  Giulia Cardona capped off the set with an ace.

A furious late rally in the second set was key to the Purple Aces grabbing a 25-12 victory.  After a Taylor O’Neal kill brought Radford within a point at 8-7, Evansville quickly responded 6-0 run that saw Vazquez pick up two aces.  From there, UE kept the pressure on, completing the frame on what would turn into a 17-5 stretch.  Chloe Bontrager got the final stretch started with her kill helping UE reel off the final six tallies.

With a huge run to finish the second set, Evansville rolled in the third.  After Radford made it a 5-4 game, the Aces countered with eight points in a row.  Cardona added two aces in the run.  Evansville’s lead moved into double figures at 15-5 before the group sealed the match with a 25-13 decision. 

On Saturday, UE will finish up the tournament with a 10 a.m. CT match against Cleveland State.  A win would give the Aces their first 6-0 start to a season since opening up the 1981 campaign with a 10-win streak.

* Evansville Opens Season with Fifth-Place Finishes at Home Meet

Opening the season with the first of their three home meets, the University of Evansville men's and women's cross country teams performed well at the Evansville Opener on Friday evening at Angel Mounds State Historic Site in Evansville.

Both men's and women's teams finished in fifth-place with the men competing in a six-team field and the women joining a group of seven teams. Ohio State captured both the men's and women's team medals, winning over Marquette.

Senior Sam Weldon paced Evansville's women, capturing a 33rd-place finish with a time of 20:37.7. In a group of three just 30 seconds behind Weldon were Emma Boebinger (37th, 21:06.3), Ellie Stewart (38th, 21:09.4), and Kaitlyn Sansone (39th, 21:10.2).

Evansville put two more inside the top 50 in the 5k as sophomore Tess Crosley came hone in 44th with a time of 21:27.5, followed by fellow sophomore Emma Denbo in 49th in 23:12.9. Junior Claire Griffy finished the opener in 58th with a time of 31.53.1 to round-out the Aces competitors in the race.

On the men's side, sophomore Peter Ekayi Epur turned-in an impressive performance, securing a 25th-place finish, crossing the line in a time of 27:13.9. Not far behind Epur came a newcomer to Evansville. Freshman Adam Oulgout showed well in his opening performance in white and purple, finishing 30th with a time of 27:30.7.

Two more freshman followed Oulgout with Justin Nichols (29:23.4) and Jacob Moffat (30:51.0) finishing in 36th and 42nd, respectively. Senior Carson Kline crossed the finish line in 44th with a time of 31:19.7, while sophomore Luke Watts bringing home a 48th-place finish in 33:15.6.

Evansville is back on the course on Sept. 18 with a trip to the John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.

* Aces - Kentucky Wesleyan Men's Soccer Match Canceled

Due to differing COVID protocols between the Missouri Valley Conference and Great Midwest Athletic Conference, Saturday's scheduled men's soccer match between Evansville and Kentucky Wesleyan has been ruled a no contest.

Fans who purchased tickets to the match will be contacted by the UE Ticket Office by the end of the day Tuesday.

The Aces host Lipscomb on Monday, Sept. 6 at 6 PM at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

* Volleyball Opens Eagle Challenge with Big Win over MSU

A balanced offensive attack saw Giulia Cardona, Alondra Vazquez and Melanie Feliciano finish with double digit kills to pace the University of Evansville volleyball team to a 3-1 win over defending Ohio Valley Conference Champion Morehead State on Friday morning.

Match 1 – UE 3, Morehead State 1
Taking on a Morehead State team that went 17-2 in the spring, the Purple Aces grabbed the early momentum in the first set, taking a 4-1 lead with Cardona tallying three kills.  The Eagles fought back to tie it up at 6-6, but with the score knotted at 11-11, Evansville made its run.  Taking advantage of a handful of MSU errors, the Aces scored five in a row to go up 16-11.  UE continued to roll from there, cementing a 25-21 win on a Vazquez kill.

Game two saw UE take another early lead as a Cecilia Thon kill helped lift the team to a 3-1 edge.  Morehead State clawed away at the deficit, eventually tying it up at 9-9 on an Irene Wogenstahl kill.  That run was part of a 6-0 stretch by the Eagles as they wrestled away a 13-9 lead.  Evansville answered in a big way, embarking on a run of its own.  The Aces scored eight in a row to change the course of the set.  Thon’s flawless serving, coupled with kills by Cardona, Kate Tsironis and Vazquez, were pivotal to the rally. 

The Eagles staged another comeback, tying the set up at 21-21.  After seven further ties led to a 28-28 score, it was junior Hannah Watkins taking over.  Her second kill of the set broke the stalemate before her service ace clinched the set by a 30-28 final.  A key part to the late rally was that Evansville never let MSU take the lead.

Already up by a 2-0 score in the match, UE was on fire to begin the third game, posting the first four points.  The Eagles fought right back, tying it at 5-5 before using a 4-0 run to go up by a score of 12-8.  Evansville kept the Eagles within striking distance, cutting their lead to 20-19 on a Cardona service ace, but MSU used a late run to take a 25-20 decision and cut the Evansville match lead to 2-1.

An exciting match saw the first three sets come down to the wire and the fourth game was no different.  Once again, it was the Aces jumping out to the early advantage with a Thon service ace contributing to a 3-0 lead.  MSU took its first lead at 6-5 before a rally by UE was capped off by a Watkins kill to give her team a 10-7 edge.  The Aces controlled the middle part of the set and would extend the lead to 20-17 when Laura Ruiz picked up her first ace of the day.  Morehead State tied it up with three in a row, but three errors helped Evansville push the lead to 24-21.  That is when Melanie Feliciano put an exclamation point on the match with her 10th kill to clinch the fourth win in a row for her squad.

Cardona led UE with 16 kills while Vazquez and Feliciano finished with 12 and 10, respectively.  Cecilia Thon tallied 34 assists while Blakeley Freeman picked up 18 digs.  Thon and Vazquez added 13 and 12.  Watkins got the job done in the middle, registering a match-high seven block assists to go along with five kills.  Morehead State was paced by Abby Hulsman, who tallied 28 kills.

* Men's Golf Opens Fall Season at Hoosier Collegiate Invite

The 2021-22 fall season for the University of Evansville men’s golf team gets underway this weekend when the Purple Aces travel to Bloomington, Ind. for the Hoosier Collegiate Invite.

Hosted by Indiana University, the tournament will be played at the Pfau Golf Course.  Par is set for 71 and the yardage checks in at 7265.  Evansville is one of 15 teams playing in the event, joining Ball State, Bradley, Butler, Cincinnati, Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana, IUPUI, Lipscomb, Loyola Chicago, Memphis, Miami (OH), North Alabama and Valparaiso.

Sunday’s first day will feature a shotgun start at 9 a.m. ET and continuous play through 36 holes.  Monday’s final 18 holes begins with 8:30 a.m. ET tee times at the first and tenth holes.

Evansville had a strong spring season, picking up a pair of top five team finishes, including a third place at the Don Benbow Invitational in March.  Isaac Rohleder had the lowest scoring mark last spring, completing the season with a 74.57.  He tied for 7th place at the Benbow Invitational before tying for 10th at the Big Blue Intercollegiate.

Second on the squad was Spencer Wagner, who graduated following the season.  He finished with a 75.38.  Carson Parker debuted with a strong year as a freshman, wrapping up the campaign with a 75.50.  He finished the Murray State Invitational in a tie for 14th place after finishing with an even 216.  Parker followed that effort up with a tie for 15th at the Big Blue Intercollegiate.

Henry Kiel (76.63), Michael Ikejiani (78.00), Caleb Wassmer (79.00) and Dallas Koth (79.50) also competed throughout the spring.  Joining the squad this year are Masatoyo Kato (Soja, Okayama, Japan), Eli Rohleder (Evansville, Ind.) and Cody Mobley (Mount Vernon, Ind.).

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