USI snaps streak with 2-1 win

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer snapped a three-match losing streak with a 2-1 victory over Lewis University Sunday afternoon at Strassweg Field. The Eagles get their first win in the GLVC this fall and rise to 2-4-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the GLVC, while the Flyers fall to 4-2-2, 2-2-1 GLVC in 2021.

USI fell behind early when Lewis took an early 1-0 lead before 10 minutes were gone in the match. The Flyer would hold the 1-0 lead through much of the first half until the Eagles’ senior forward Graham Miller (Owensboro, Kentucky) evened the match with his second goal of the season at 38:23. Miller was assisted on the goals by sophomore forward Zach Barton (St. Louis, Missouri) and sophomore midfielder Marky Lara (Evansville, Indiana).

The Eagles did not waste any time after the intermission to get the game-winning goal at 58:19. Barton recorded the game-winner and his first of the season off of assists by sophomore midfielder Brian Winkler (Philpot, Kentucky) and freshman midfielder Tanner Tichenor (Owensville, Indiana). 

USI senior goalkeeper Justin Faas (Carmel, Indiana) stood tall between the posts for the Eagles today. Faas faced 17 Lewis shots and mad five saves in the win.

UPCOMING FOR THE EAGLES:

USI returns to the road next weekend when it makes trips to Truman State University and Quincy University. The Eagles are slated to play Truman Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Kirksville, Missouri, and Quincy University Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Quincy, Illinois.

Truman entered today’s action at Lindenwood University with a 0-5-0 overall mark, 0-3-0 GLVC in St. Charles, Missouri.

The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with the Eagles, 8-4-1, after USI took last year’s match-up at Strassweg Field, 1-0. Truman also have the advantage in the last five match-ups, 3-2-0, including the 2-1 double overtime win at Kirksville in 2019.

Quincy was 3-3-0 overall and 2-2-0 in the GLVC at the start of the day at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The Hawks, who host the University of Indianapolis Friday prior to welcoming USI, also hold a series lead over the Eagles, 16-8-1. USI has won the last two meetings, defeating the Hawks at Strassweg last spring, 3-0, and at Quincy, 2-0, in 2019.

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