Eagles starts homestand with Chicago State, Liberty


USI hosts Fan Appreciation Day Thursday, Senior Day Saturday

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer starts a three-match homestand with Fan Appreciation Day Thursday at 3 p.m. when it hosts Chicago State University at Strassweg Field. Admission is free Thursday as the Screaming Eagles wish to thank the fans for their support this year.
Following Fan Appreciation Day Thursday, the Eagles host Liberty University Sunday for Senior Day. USI’s 10 seniors will be recognized at 12:15 p.m., prior to the 1 p.m. kick off.
The Eagles (1-9-1, 0-3-1 OVC) hope the friendly surroundings of Strassweg will get them back on track after an 0-1-1 trip to Texas. USI had rally in the final 10 minutes for a 1-1 tie at Houston Christian University before finishing the road trip with a 4-0 loss at The University of the Incarnate Word.
Chicago State (3-8-1 overall, 1-3-1 OVC) was 1-1-0 last week in the OVC, defeating Liberty, 2-0, and falling to Lindenwood University, 1-0. CSU is 1-7-0 in its last eight matches.
USI and CSU are meeting for the second time overall after battling to a 1-1 tie last year in Summit League action at Strassweg Field. Senior forward Zach Barton (St. Louis, Missouri), who had the Eagles’ lone goal last week at HCU, scored the equalizer in last season’s tie with the Cougars.  
The Eagles reach the midway point of the homestand Sunday with the match versus Liberty. The Flames (7-4-0, 2-2-0 OVC), which were predicted to win the OVC this summer, were 0-2-0 last week in conference play, losing at Chicago State, 2-0, and at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2-0. Liberty is .500 in the last six matches, going 3-3-0.
The final match of the homestand is October 19 when USI hosts Eastern Illinois University for a 7 p.m. contest. The last home match of the regular season is October 29 at 3 p.m. versus Lindenwood University.
Links to follow the Screaming Eagles in 2023, including live stats and video streams, can be found at USIScreamingEagles.com.