Juhlin Scores Again For Women’s Soccer, But Prairie Stars Fall To Southern Indiana


Photographs courtesy of Daksh Udaykumar Desai

Maggie Juhlin continued her strong offensive output in GLVC play, but it wasn’t enough to lead the University of Illinois Springfield women’s soccer team to a victory on Friday in Evansville, Ind. The Prairie Stars fell to Southern Indiana by a 3-1 score.

Southern Indiana struck twice in the first 20 minutes to grab the advantage early in the contest. Southern Indiana ended the half with a two-goal lead, and it outshot UIS by a 7-6 margin.

Illinois Springfield started gaining more opportunities in the second half, and it ended the period with a 15-6 shot advantage, including 7-4 on shots on goal. Juhlin took advantage by scoring an unassisted goal in the 59th minute. It was her seventh of the season, including fifth in conference action.

UIS’s momentum was short-lived though, with the Screaming Eagles regaining a two-score advantage just 29 seconds later. That turned out to be the final tally of the game for either team.

Meghan Vlcek and Sierra Cenek both had four shots in the game, and Vlcek led the team with three shots on goal. Hailey Collins made five saves in goal for the Prairie Stars.

UIS falls to 6-7-0 overall, and 5-5-0 in GLVC play. The Prairie Stars are in action again on Sunday at McKendree.