USI Men’s Soccer tops Rockhurst for fourth straight win


EVANSVILLE, Ind.—Three different players found the back of the net for University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer as the Screaming Eagles held on for a 3-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference win over visiting Rockhurst University Friday night at Strassweg Field.

USI (5-4-0, 4-3-0 GLVC) grabbed a 1-0 lead late in the 17th minute when freshman forward/midfielder Zach Schoenstein (Evansville, Indiana) scored off feeds from junior defender Colten Walsh (St. Louis, Missouri) and freshman midfielder Cade Walsh (St. Louis, Missouri).

Junior midfielder Ryan Nevins (St. Peters, Missouri) used a pass from junior midfielder/defender Eli Quivey (Fishers, Indiana) in the 69th minute to find the back of the net for a 2-0 USI lead.

Rockhurst (4-6-1, 3-3-1 GLVC) cut the Eagles’ lead in half on an unassisted goal by Jacopo Belardo in the 87th minute, but sophomore forward Zach Barton (St. Louis, Missouri) answered two minutes later with a goal off assists from senior forward Graham Miller (Owensboro, Kentucky) and sophomore midfielder Brian Winkler (Philpot, Kentucky) to put the Eagles back up by two scores with 30 seconds to play in the game.

Senior goalie Justin Faas (Carmel, Indiana) got the win between the posts for the Eagles. Faas (5-4-0) picked up his 34th career win after stopping a pair of shots from reaching the back of the net.

The Eagles return to action Sunday at noon when they host William Jewell College in a GLVC match at Strassweg Field. The Cardinals (1-9-0, 1-7-0 GLVC) dropped their seventh straight decision Friday, falling on the road to No. 2 University of Indianapolis 5-1.