September 14, 2008
USI blasted by Drury, 6-1
Drury (4-0-0, 2-0-0 GLVC) 6
Southern Indiana (2-4-0, 1-2-0 GLVC) 1
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The University of Southern Indiana men's soccer team was blasted by Drury University, 6-1, Sunday afternoon in Springfield, Missouri. USI falls to 2-4-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the GLVC, while Drury rises to 4-0-0, 2-0-0 GLVC.
Drury opened the match by shooting itself to a 3-0 lead by halftime. The Panther scored their first goal of the match at the 12:52 mark and upped the score to 3-0 with goals at 43:26 and 44:02 before the intermission.
After halftime, the Screaming Eagles cut into the Panther lead when freshman midfielder Caleb Johnson (Evansville, Indiana) scored his second goal of the year at 53:54. Johnson made the score 3-1 off a pass from junior midfielder Will Reid (Plainfield, Indiana).
Three minutes after USI scored, Drury responded with three goals to put the match out of reach. The Panthers would score at 56:55, 82:44, and 88:20 for the 6-1 final.
Overall, the Panthers out shot the Eagles, 22-4, and had 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Eagles return to the friendly surroundings of Strassweg Field next weekend and start a five-match homestand by hosting Rockhurst University Friday at 5 p.m.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information