USI men’s soccer falls to previously winless Bearcats

Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 10:26 PM CDT
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BOLIVAR, Mo. (WFIE) - University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer allowed a second half goal and fell to Southwest Baptist University, 1-0, Sunday in Bolivar, Missouri. The Eagles move to 5-7-0 overall and 4-6-0 in the GLVC, while the Bearcats are to 1-11-0, 10-9-0 GLVC, after today’s action.

USI was outshot in the match, 16-8, but was able to hold the Bearcats at bay for 82 minutes. Southwest Baptist pushed the game winner across at 82:53 and held off two final shots by the Eagles to get the victory.


USI returns to the friendly surroundings of Strassweg Field next weekend for the final homestand of the regular season looking to break its three-match losing streak. The Eagles are slated to host Maryville University Friday at 5 p.m. and Missouri University of Science & Technology Sunday at noon for Senior Day.

Maryville is 10-2-3 overall and 8-2-1 in the league after a 3-1 win over Lindenwood University Sunday at home. The victory was the sixth-straight for the Saints, who move into first in the GLVC.

USI has a 9-4-1 series lead over Maryville since the Saints joined the GLVC in 2008. Maryville has won the last two meetings, including last spring 3-0 in St. Louis, and three of the last five.

Missouri S&T finished Sunday afternoon with a 5-6-1 mark, 4-5-1 GLVC, after falling to the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2-1, in double-overtime in Rolla, Missouri. The loss extended the Miners’ winless streak to six games.

The Miners lead the all-time series with Missouri S&T, 15-13-1, but USI has won the last four meetings. The Eagles took last season’s match-up in Rolla, 2-0.

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