October 04, 2002
USI falls to UMSL in overtime
Bray gets hat trick, but three goals are not enough
University of Southern Indiana senior midfielder Duncan Bray (Scotland) picked up his first hat trick as a Screaming Eagle, but it was not enough as the University of Missouri-St. Louis won in overtime 4-3 in St. Louis. USI falls to 5-5-0 overall and 3-1-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, while UMSL goes to 5-3 overall, 4-1 GLVC.
The Rivermen opened the scoring in the first half and led at halftime, 1-0. Bray tied the score for the first time with the first of his three unassisted goals at 63:38. UMSL bounced right back to retake the lead 3-1 on goals at 70:17 and 75:38. Down 3-1, Bray went back to work, scoring at 82:47 and tying the score, 3-3, at 88:34.
The Eagles and the Rivermen took the match into extra time, battling until the 104:55 mark of “sudden victory” overtime when UMSL put in the game winner for the final score of 4-3.
USI resumes Great Lakes Valley Conference action Sunday, October 6, when the Eagles host Quincy University at Strassweg Field. Match time on Sunday is noon.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information