USI Men’s Soccer Shuts out the Miners

Barton, Miller score the Eagles’ goals

USI Men’s Soccer Shuts out the Miners
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer started its road swing with a 2-0 shutout of Missouri University of Science & Technology Thursday evening in Rolla, Missouri. The Screaming Eagles have a 5-4-1 record at the end of tonight’s action, while the Miners are 3-6-1 this season. 

USI posted a late goal in the opening half to take a 1-0 lead into the intermission. Eagles sophomore forward Zach Barton posted his team-best seventh tally of the season at 36:29 off assists by senior midfielder Justin Brooks and senior forward Graham Miller

Miller would get the USI offense going in the second half with his third goal of the season at 61:52 to seal the 2-0 victory. He was assisted on the play by Brooks and junior midfielder Ryan Nevins. 

Between the posts, senior goalkeeper Justin Faas posted his third shutout and his fifth win of the season. Faas, who stopped a penalty kick in the second half to save the shutout, faced nine total shots and made four saves in the victory.   

Up Next for the Eagles:

USI concludes the road swing Saturday when it visits Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri, for a 2:30 p.m. kick off. The Saints are 8-2-0 after posting a 3-0 shutout at home this afternoon versus McKendree University. 

The Eagles lead the all-time series with Maryville, 9-2-0, and a small advantage in the last five meetings, 3-2-0, after losing at home in overtime in 2019, 2-1.

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