vs. Milwaukee (5-4-1)
Tue., Oct. 3, 7 p.m.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE men's soccer is looking to get back on the winning track when it continues a four-game home stand with Milwaukee Tuesday at Korte Stadium.
The Cougars have lost three straight games and are 3-6 overall. Milwaukee comes in on a two-game winning streak and is 5-4-1.
We try to show the guys what they're doing well but at the same time address the mistakes we're making," SIUE Head Coach Mario Sanchez. "We have a choice every day to focus on what we want. Right now we choose to focus on the positives."
SIUE has lost five one-game goals including the last two. The Cougars dropped a 2-1 double overtime game Saturday against Oral Roberts.
"It has been better," Sanchez said. "The last two games with Loyola and Oral Roberts we did lose, but in both games we could have gotten results."
Milwaukee, of the Horizon league, is coming off of back-to-back home wins over Marquette and Northern Kentucky. The Cougars and Panthers have faced off 20 previous time but haven't met in the regular season since 2008. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie in a spring exhibition early this year.
"We know them pretty well for a nonconference opponent," Sanchez said. "They are disciplined and very athletic. They attack and they are physical. It will be a good challenge for us and we have to stay focused."
Sanchez believes the team is headed in the right direction.
"The message to the guys is keep doing what we're doing but we need to raise it one more level," Sanchez said. "Each individual and as a collective we have that ability to go one more level of concentration, one more level of commitment and if we do that I like where we'll be at come November."