USI Upsets GLVC-Leading Drury, 2-1


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer upset Great Lakes Valley Conference leading Drury University, 2-1, to win its fourth-straight match Friday morning Springfield, Missouri. The Screaming Eagles go to 6-4-2 overall and 4-4-1 GLVC, while the Panthers are 10-2-0, 8-1-0 GLVC.

The Eagles struck first in the opening 45 minutes when senior forward Katlyn Andres (Louisville, Kentucky) blasted the ball in at 27:57 to give USI the 1-0 leads. Andres was assisted on her second tally of the season by sophomore midfielder Madison Crawford. 

The 1-0 advantage would stand up until the Panthers got the equalizer at 32:08. The score would remain 1-1 through the intermission.

In the second half, the Eagles and Panthers battled back and forth across the field until USI and Crawford took advantage of a corner to take a 2-1 lead at 75:12. Crawford looped a corner in from the right side for the unassisted and eventual game-winner.

Overall in the match, each team has seven total shots with USI boasting one more shot on-goal. Drury had the advantage in corners, 5-4.

Between the posts, sophomore goalkeeper Maya Etienne (Midland, Michigan) raised her season record above .500 to 4-3-1 with the victory. Etienne faced a total of seven shots making two saves to earn her fourth save of the season.

USI concludes its road swing at Southwest Baptist University noon Sunday in Bolivar, Missouri.

SBU, which plays the University of Indianapolis later this evening, enters this weekend’s action with a 2-7-1 overall record, 2-6-0 GLVC. USI leads the all-time series with SBU, 2-0-0, since the Bearcats joined the GLVC in 2019.