Eagles stopped by #4 Rockhurst, 1-0


The University of Southern Indiana men’s soccer team had its four-game winning streak stopped by fourth-ranked Rockhurst University, 1-0, Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri. The Screaming Eagles, who have won a season-best four-straight, rise to 7-6-0 overall and 5-6-0 in the GLVC, while Rockhurst sees its record go to 11-0-2 overall and 10-0-1 in the league.

With the loss, the Eagles fall below the .500 mark in the GLVC and to ninth in the league standings with three matches remaining in the 2017 conference schedule. USI trails Missouri University of Science & Technology and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which are tied for seventh by percentage points; and Drury University and Bellarmine University, who are tied for fifth, by one-and-a-half games.

The top eight teams in the standing qualify for the GLVC Tournament that is slated to begin October 29.

USI and Rockhurst battled to a draw through the first half and until 67:05 when the Hawks scored the only goal of the match. The Eagles had a chance to take the lead nearly 10 minutes before the game-winning goal, but the tally was called back due to an offiside call at 59:06.

USI returns to Strassweg Field for the longest and final homestand of 2017. The Eagles are scheduled to host Drury October 20; Missouri S&T for Senior Day October 22; and McKendree University October 25 for the 2017 regular season finale.