October 25, 2012 at 1:53 AM CDT - Updated June 28 at 10:48 AM
The University of Southern of Southern Indiana men's soccer team posted a 5-0 shutout in its final trip to Kentucky Wesleyan College tonight in Owensboro, Kentucky. USI rises to 10-6-0 overall and 9-5-0 in the GLVC, while KWC men's soccer finishes its GLVC association 0-17-0, 0-15-0 GLVC.
With the regular-season ending win, the Screaming Eagles reach double-digits in victories for the first time since 2003.
The Eagles sealed the victory in the first half with three unanswered goals. Freshman defender John Rohling (Nashville, Tennessee) started the USI offensive barrage by heading in a corner kick 1:15 into the match. The goal was Rohling's first of the season.
USI doubled its lead at 15:52 when freshman midfielder Josh Weinzapfel(Evansville, Indiana) converted for his first collegiate goal and gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead. Weinzapfel would end the evening with five points on the goal and three assists.
Senior forward Jeffrey McClure(Indianapolis, Indiana) provided the match a 3-0 halftime score at 27:26 when he launched a rocket into the KWC goal from long range. The goal was a career-best and team-high 12th of the season for the senior.
In the second half, the Eagles wasted very little time in getting their fourth goal when junior midfielder Alex Jenison (Evansville, Indiana) scored at 59:42. The goal was Jenison's first as an Eagle.
Ten minutes later sophomore midfielder Carlos Mayser (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) continued USI's offensive onslaught by beating the Panthers' goalkeeper and scoring his third goal of the year at 70:54. The goal was the final tally of the night and gave the Eagles a 5-0 victory.
Three USI goalkeepers – senior Ben Dempsey (Evansville, Indiana), junior Jeffrey Neidlinger(Carmel, Indiana), and junior Ryan Crooke (Henderson, Kentucky) – shut out Panthers on just three shots.
The Eagles begin GLVC Tournament action for the first time since 2003 Sunday. Final seeding, match locations, and kick-off times are still to be determined for USI by the Bellarmine University/McKendree University and Williams Jewell College/Rockhurst University match ups.