Eagles grounded by Saints, 2-0

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The 21st-ranked University of Southern Indiana men’s soccer team could not overcome goals in the first and second half in losing to Maryville University, 2-0, Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri. The Screaming Eagles fall to 2-2-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the GLVC, while Maryville sees its record go to 4-0-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the league.

The Eagles fell behind late in the first half when the Saints scored at 41:46. Maryville had the momentum during the opening 45 minutes, outshooting USI, 9-2 overall and 9-1 on-goal. Maryville, in the second half, continued to have more chances on-goal and broke through at 78:37 with a goal that sealed USI’s fate.

Overall, USI was outshot, 19-8 overall and 14-4 on-goal, in the match. Eagles’ senior goalkeeper¬†Adam Zehme¬†(Orland Park, Illinois) battled valiantly in goal for USI making a career-high 12 saves, three short of the program’s single game record.

USI completes its four-match and longest road trip of the season when it travels to Louisville, Kentucky to play Bellarmine University. Bellarmine, which hosts McKendree University Friday before hosting USI, saw its record go to 3-1-0 overall and 1-1-0 GLVC after defeating Missouri University of Science & Technology, 3-1, in Louisville this afternoon.

USI leads the all-time series with Bellarmine, 24-13-2, and going 4-0-1 in the last five meetings. The Eagles defeated the Knights, 2-1, last year at Strassweg Field and have posted victories in their last three visits to Louisville.

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