USI Raines down on Quincy, 2-1


University of Southern Indiana freshman defender Justin Raines (Bartlett, Tennessee) scored twice and led the Screaming Eagles to a 2-1 victory over Quincy University Friday evening at Strassweg Field. The Eagles rise to 5-5-0 overall and 3-5-0 in the GLVC, while Quincy sees its record go to 5-5-0 overall and 4-4-0 in the league.

USI exploded out of the gate when Raines headed in a flip-throw in by sophomore midfielder Sean Rickey(Columbia, Illinois) at 1:07. The goal was Raines’ third of the season.

The Eagles held the 1-0 lead through the intermission before the Hawk knotted the game at 1-1 at 53:27. Raines put the Eagles back on top seven minutes later with his second goal of the game at 61:53.

Junior defender Brandon Williams (Avon, Indiana) and sophomore forward Eric Ramirez (Vincennes, Indiana) assisted on USI’s second goal and Raines’ fourth of the year. Williams started the play by throwing the ball into Ramirez, who headed the ball to a wide-open Raines.

Between the posts, senior goalkeeper Adam Zehme (Orland Park, Illinois) raised his record to the .500 mark in the victory. Zehme allowed one goal and made three saves for the win after facing five shots, four on-goal.

The Eagles conclude the weekend homestand Sunday at noon when they host Truman State University. Truman saw its record to 3-9-0 overall and 2-7-0 in the league after defeating McKendree University, 1-0, in Lebanon, Illinois, this evening.

After a posting a 3-0 win on the road in 2016 and winning three of the last four meetings, USI has closed the deficit in the all-time series with Truman State to 9-7-2. The Eagles also have won last two match-ups at Strassweg Field.