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September 09, 2007

USI men's soccer drops high scoring match to SIUE

Box Score: SIUE 4, USI 2

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. The University of Southern Indiana men's soccer team lost a high-powered offensive match, 4-2, to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Sunday afternoon in Edwardsville, Illinois. USI falls to 3-3-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the GLVC, while SIUE improves to 2-1-0 overall, 2-0-0 GLVC.

After the Cougars jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 7:36, the Screaming Eagles tied the score one minute later on a goal by freshman midfielder Michael Simcock (England). Simcock evened the score at 1-1 by converting a penalty kick at the 8:35 mark for his first collegiate goal.

The Cougars bounced back a minute-and-a-half later to take a 3-1 advantage with goals at the 9:00 and 9:28 marks of the first half. The score would remain 3-1 at the intermission.

In the second half, SIUE extended the lead to 4-1 on a goal at 78:29 before USI's offense could get back onto the scoreboard. USI senior forward Evan Stoll (Washington, Indiana) cut the SIUE lead back to two on his first goal of the season at 85:29 and give the match a final score of 4-2.

USI freshman defender Nate Sloan (Pittsboro, Indiana) was credited with an assist on Stoll's goal for his first collegiate point.

The Eagles were out shot in the match, 11-8, and trailed in corner kicks, 4-1.

USI starts a three-match homestand when it returns to the friendly surroundings of Strassweg Field September 14 against host Saint Joseph's College. Match time Friday versus SJC is 7:30 p.m.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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