EVANSVILLE, Ind.—William Jewell College freshman forward Walker Bond scored in the 106th minute to hand University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer a 2-1, double-overtime loss to the visiting Cardinals Sunday afternoon at Strassweg Field.
USI (5-5-0, 4-4-0 GLVC) outshot the Cardinals 25-11 and held a 12-5 advantage in shots-on-goal, but a Jewell goal that came three minutes into the game put the Screaming Eagles in a 1-0 hole.
Jewell (2-9-0, 2-7-0 GLVC) held that advantage throughout the first half and into the opening minutes of the second half when sophomore forward Zach Barton (St. Louis, Missouri) found the back of the net to tie the score.
Barton’s goal, the sixth of the season for the 2020-21 All-GLVC honoree, came in the 48th minute off a pass from sophomore midfielder Brian Winkler (Philpot, Kentucky).
USI dominated the pace of play in the second half as it racked up 11 shots, including six on-goal, compared to just five shots by the Cardinals, two of which were on-goal.
The Eagles also outshot the Cardinals 4-1 in the first overtime; but were unable to find paydirt as the two teams needed a second overtime to settle their affair.
USI had a solid scoring opportunity in the 105th minute as the Eagles took advantage of a foul to set up senior forward Graham Miller (Owensboro, Kentucky) for a contested shot inside the box. Miller’s shot, however, sailed wide of the goal as the score remained tied at 1-1.
The Cardinals, however, went down to the other side of the field and, following a cross into the box, Bond found the back of the net for the game-winner.
USI returns to action Friday at 12:30 p.m. when it travels to Springfield, Missouri, to take on Drury University.