Eagles look to return to form on the road​​​​​​​


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer hits the road looking to return to form with visits to Drury University and Southwest Baptist University this week. The Screaming Eagles (5-5-0, 4-4-0 GLVC) make a stop at Drury (5-4-2, 5-1-2 GLVC) in Springfield, Missouri, Friday at 12:30 p.m. before concluding the trip at Southwest Baptistn (0-10-0, 0-8-0 GLVC) in Bolivar, Missouri, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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USI Men’s Soccer Week 7 Notes:

USI in the GLVC: With six matches remaining in 2021, USI starts this week 10th in the Great Lakes Valley Conference standings with 12 points, one point behind a three-way tie for seventh between Lewis University, Missouri University of Science & Technology, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The top eight qualify for the GLVC Tournament slated to begin November 7 with the top four team hosting first round matches. The GLVC Tournament semifinals and finals are slated for November 12 and 14.

USI last week: The Eagles split their two-match homestand last week, defeating Rockhurst University, 3-1, and stumbling versus William Jewell College, 2-1, in double overtime. USI sophomore forward Zach Barton (St. Louis, Missouri) led the way offensively with a goal in each match.

Barton, Schoenstein lead the Eagles in 2021: USI sophomore forward Zach Barton and freshman forward Zach Schoenstein (Evansville, Indiana) lead the Eagles in scoring this year with 13 points (six goals and one assist) and 11 points (five goals and one assist), respectively. Sophomore midfielder Brian Winkler (Philpot, Kentucky) follows with 10 points on one goal and a team-high eight assists.

Santoro is USI’s all-time leader: Head Coach Mat Santoro is the program’s all-time leader in victories. Santoro, who has a 109-92-22 overall record at the helm, has guided the Eagles to a pair of NCAA II Tournament appearances; the 2018 GLVC regular season crown, and seven GLVC Tournament appearances during his tenure.

Drury in 2021: Drury is fourth in the GLVC with 17 points and a 5-1-2 league record, while posting a 5-4-2 overall mark in 2021. The Panthers were 1-0-1 last week, defeating UMSL, 3-2, and tying Lindenwood University, 0-0, in double overtime and has gone 2-1-2 in the last five matches.

USI versus Drury: The Panthers hold a 13-3-2 series lead over the Eagles, after taking last spring’s match, 2-0, at Strassweg Field and 4-0 in Springfield, Missouri, in 2019. The teams are even 2-2-1 in the last five matches.

Southwest Baptist in 2021: The Bearcats of Southwest Baptist enters this week still in search of their first victory of the season and look to break a 16-match winless streak, dating back to last spring. Southwest Baptist, which hosts the University of Indianapolis Friday night, lost a pair last weekend by falling at McKendree University, 3-1, and at UMSL, 4-0.

USI versus Southwest Baptist: USI leads the all-time series, 3-0, over Southwest Baptist. The Eagles also have won the last two matches, 1-0 at Strassweg Field last spring and in Bolivar, Missouri, 3-1, in 2019, since the Bearcats joined the GLVC.