vUSI advances with 2OT, 2-1 victory 7th-seeded Eagles to play 3rd-seeded Lewis Friday


University of Southern Indiana sophomore defender Drew Albert (Eureka, Missouri) scored the game-winner 1:14 into the second overtime to lead the Screaming Eagles to a 2-1 victory over Maryville University in the first round of the GLVC Tournament Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri. The Screaming Eagles, the seventh seed, rises to 11-6-0 overall, while Maryville sees its record go to12-3-2.

With the win, USI advances to the GLVC Tournament semi-finals for the second-straight season and will play third-seeded Lewis University Friday at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. (CDT). Follow the live coverage of USI Men’s Soccer in the post-season, including live stats and video, on

Albert headed in the game-winning goal off a corner kick by sophomore midfielder Adam Becker(Columbia, Illinois) at 101:14 of the second overtime. The goal was Albert’s third of the year and his first game-winning goal of 2017.

Maryville had the early advantage, scoring 32:11 of the first half. The Saints would hold the 1-0 advantage through the intermission.

USI got the equalizer at 57:38 when sophomore defender Justin Raines (Bartlett, Tennessee) headed in a pass from senior midfielder Riley Belding (Columbus, Indiana). The goals was Raines’ fifth of the season, tying him for second on the team.