September 10, 2008
USI men's soccer goes on the road
Eagles travel to Missouri S&T and Drury
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana men's soccer team takes to the road for the first time this season when it travels middle of Missouri to play a pair of GLVC matches. USI plays Missouri University of Science & Technology at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Rolla, Missouri and Drury University at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Springfield, Missouri.
The Screaming Eagles (2-2-0, 1-0-0 GLVC) sandwiched a pair of wins between two losses during the season opening four-match homestand. USI also kicked off the GLVC schedule on the right foot with a 2-0 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan College during the homestand.
The Eagles were led during the homestand by freshman midfielder Caleb Johnson (Evansville, Indiana), who had three points on one goal and one assist. USI senior midfielder Tyree Robinson (Jefferson City, Missouri), junior midfielder Justin Fox (Avon, Indiana), junior forward Paul Hutchens (Libertyville, Illinois), and sophomore forward Dan Dormeier (Newburgh, Indiana) followed Johnson with one goal each.
Between the posts, senior goalkeeper Andrew Haley (Wentzville, Missouri) has a 1.25 goals against average and has made 18 saves in 360 minutes of action. He earned a shutout in both wins.
The Miners of Missouri S&T (1-3-0, 0-0-0 GLVC) will be opening their GLVC schedule Friday when the Eagles go to Rolla. Missouri S&T started its season on the road with a split before losing its last two matches at home. Junior midfielder Nick Landon leads the Miners with five points on two goals and one assist.
USI leads the all-time series with Missouri S&T, 10-7-2, after defeating the Miners at Strassweg Field last fall, 1-0.
The Panthers of Drury (2-0-0, 0-0-0 GLVC) have launched the 2008 season with a pair of wins, defeating Columbia College, 1-0, and Harding University, 5-1. Drury, who will open the GLVC schedule by hosting the University of Missouri-St. Louis Friday evening, is led junior forward Steve Wilczewski with five points on two goals and one assist.
Drury holds the lead in the all-time series with USI, 4-0-1, and has won the last three meetings since the teams battled to a tie in 1997.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information