The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team was outlasted by Maryville University in double-overtime, 2-1, Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri. USI goes to 3-2-0 overall and1-1-0 to start GLVC play, while Maryville ends the match 2-1-1 overall, 1-0-1 in the league.
After a scoreless first half, the Saints took the lead at 75:42 before the Screaming Eagles rallied to tie the match, 1-1, in the final 10 minutes of regulation. USI sophomore midfielder Courtney Spicer (Loveland, Ohio) posted her first goal of the season at 82:54 off a pass from freshman defender Madelyne Juenger (Columbia, Illinois).
The Eagles and the Saints went through the first overtime scoreless and was 2:07 into the second overtime when Maryville got the “golden goal” at 102:07 of the match. USI struggled offensively in the overtime period, not getting a shot at the Maryville goal.
USI concludes its season-opening six-match road swing next Sunday when it travels to Louisville, Kentucky, to play Bellarmine University. The Knights saw their record go to 2-0-1, 1-0-1 GLVC, after defeating Missouri University of Science & Technology, 2-0, Sunday at home.
The Eagles hope to gain ground this year versus seventh-ranked Bellarmine, trailing the all-time series, 13-6-4, after battling to a scoreless double-overtime tie last fall. The Eagles also will be fighting for their first victory over the Knights since 2004, going winless in the last 12 meetings.