Last season the Indiana State soccer team finished with a 60-percent winning average. So far this season their win percentage has not even reached a percentage of at least 30-percent yet. They are currently on a four-game losing streak and have not enjoyed a victory since Sept. 2.
The soccer team has shown that they can beat big teams a few times throughout the season. The Sycamores had close games with squads such as Northern Illinois and Purdue-Fort Wayne.
Indiana State’s soccer team has three wins under their belt this season. Both wins were early in the season but were quality ones. They defeated Marian (Ind.) in a 3-0 shutout at Memorial Stadium in their third contest of the season. A week later they defeated Eastern Illinois 3-1 in Illinois.
After their second win the Sycamores took three losses in a row with one of them being a 2-1 lost in double overtime against Northern Illinois.
The last time Indiana State’s soccer team won was on the road against Furman. The defense stood out with a 1-0 victory. After their last victory they tied 1-1 with UNC Asheville.
Defensively, goalie Maddie Alexander leads the team with 36 total saves so far. She has a 78-percent save percentage. She tied for her season high against Toledo and Valparaiso where she had seven saves in both contests. Freshman Makenzie Kent leads the offense with six points on the season. Kent’s season high so far was against Northern Illinois and Furman. Both contests resulted in a two-point performance by Kent.
The Sycamore’s offense has a total of nine goals on 85 shots. Defensively they have a total of 47 saves. They are winless in conference play as of right now. Last season the soccer team only lost two conference contests. The rest of the competitions for the soccer team are conference match-ups. They will have to prepare for teams such as Northern Iowa, Illinois State and Evansville.