Soccer squads hoping to do a complete ‘180′


After their best game of the season, the women’s soccer team is prepared to take on Loyola University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee over the weekend.

The weekend’s play begins this afternoon against Loyola on their home turf.

“We can’t take (Loyola) lightly, because any team can be beaten on any given day,” said head coach Frank Horvat.

The Ramblers (2-10) are coming off a 4-0 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, but one of Loyola’s two wins came against Wright State University earlier this month. The Ramblers need to be kept in check because they have the potential to do damage when least expected.

Loyola’s leading scorer is Hedda Auza, who has a total of four goals on the season. Two of those goals came in the Ramblers’ 2-1 defeat of Wright State.

On Sunday the Huskies return home to take on Wiscosin-Milwaukee (6-2-2) in a 3:15 p.m. face-off for the dedication of the Huskie Soccer Field.

“They’re a big team and a strong team, they have some players that are pretty solid, they have some decent speed and they do some nice things,” Horvat said.

The Panthers leading scorer is Betsy Ribares, who was ranked in the nation’s scoring top-five earlier this season, but has dropped to 16th in the region with 22 points off of nine goals and four assists.

The Huskies are looking for the return of two starters this weekend. Midfielder Amy Derry is expected to return to the lineup for Friday’s match. She will return to a team that has stepped up their level of play since she was last in the lineup.

Christy Foster is questionable for today’s match after re-injuring her back during Wednesday’s practice, but should be in the lineup against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.