USI dominated the first half with an 8-3 lead in shots, but trailed at the intermission, 2-1. McKendree got the first goal of the game at 6:20, before USI sophomore forward Katlyn Andres (Louisville, Kentucky) knotted the game at 12:27, 1-1.
Andres was assisted on her third goal of the season off a through ball by junior forward Maggie Winter (St. Louis, Missouri). The tie was short lived as the Bearcats regained a one-goal lead, 2-1, at 13:20 and held the advantage through the intermission.
In the second half, McKendree sealed its victory with a tally at 67:42 for the eventual 3-1 final. USI controlled the second half with a 13-6 shot advantage, but could not find the back of the McKendree goal and finished the contest with a 54-46 percentage time of possession advantage.
The Eagles finishes a quick two-match homestand next Friday when the University of Indianapolis visits Strassweg for a 5 p.m. showdown. The Greyhounds saw their record go to 3-0-0 overall and 1-0-0 GLVC after a 2-1 road victory over Bellarmine University this afternoon.
The Greyhounds lead the all-time series with the Eagles, 12-11-1, despite USI winning on the road last year in overtime, 3-2. The Eagles and the Greyhounds have split the last five games with two wins each and a tie.