Saluki Soccer shuts out Indiana State on the road



The Saluki Soccer team huddles together before the second half of the match against Drake University Bulldogs on Sept. 18, 2022 at the Lew Hartzog Track & Field Complex in Carbondale, Ill.

Southern Illinois women’s soccer came into the 2022 season with the intentions of a big turn around for the program, after a 25 game losing streak. Having won six games this season, they haven’t fallen short.

The Salukis (6-3-2) traveled to Indiana State (2-6-2) to take on the Sycamores Thursday Oct. 6th and brought home their fourth shut out of the season.

The Dawgs scored within the first 12 minutes of the game and held the Sycamores scoreless through out the remainder of the game. They outshot Indiana State 16-14 and senior goalkeeper, Maddy Alaluf made four saves in-goal to add her fourth shutout for the season.


The team was led by senior Paris Walsh who made the one goal of the game, Walsh tallied four shots and two shots on goal. She was followed by junio Ashlyn Henrietta with two shots, one shot on goal, and one assist, and fellow seniors Emma Spotak who had three shots and two shots on goal, and Kaitlin DuCharme who had two shots and two shots on goal.

The Salukis have their sights set high this season and are coming out ready to execute.

“I feel like we came out very strong and had some of the best possessions we’ve had all season,” said head coach Craig Roberts.

Roberts has brought a new energy and perspective to the Saluki women’s soccer team, and it has only brought positive outcomes for the program.

Southern Illinois will host the University of Northern Iowa Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. with hopes to bring home another win.

Sports reporter Joei Younker can be reached at [email protected].

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