FIU women’s soccer looks to bounce back vs Southern Miss.

Santiago Archieri/ Contributing Writer

The FIU women’s soccer team is looking to get back to their winning ways on Friday, October 9th against Southern Miss. The Panthers are coming off a disappointing weekend that featured back to back losses.

The Panther struggled on with their offensive game on their losses, as North Texas and Rice both outshot the Panthers by more than twice their total shots. The Panthers were also shut out against North Texas, marking the fourth time in eleven games this season they finished a game without a goal.

Southern Miss is coming to Miami after having a relieving weekend. They might have gone split their two games, but Golden Eagles were able to pick up their first Conference USA win, and they also broke a six game winless streak. Overall, Southern Miss has won one game in the past month, and has an overall record of 3-7-3, and 1-3 in conference play.

Southern Miss has also found the back of the net once in their past 8 games, being outscored a total score of 10-1 and going 1-6-1 in that span.

After a pair of bad losses, the Panthers fell to 2-2 in conference play and 6-7-0 overall. Scarlet Montoya looks to continue her hot streak after winning Conference USA offensive player of the week and scoring three times in her last 4 games. FIU also has a 5-2 record at home for the season, but their 1-5 away record has been haunting their season.

FIU also is hoping to see more of Malden Weinhardt, the leading goal scorer for the year so far. Weinhardt has accounted for four goals, but only one in the past five games. FIU is 3-1 in games that Weinhardt has scored in.

FIU is currently eighth in the Conference USA standings, while Southern Miss is twelfth, but the victorious team will have full control of their season in their hands, as the rest of the schedule for both teams is against conference opponents.

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