USI athletics news and notes

Zane Clodfelter

Women’s cross country: Eagles place second at UE Invitational

Mike Hillyard and the No. 11 Southern Indiana women’s cross country team continued its run of good results by placing second in the University of Evansville Invitational Saturday at the UE Cross Country Course.

The event featured eight teams from around the Midwest region, and Western Kentucky took home the title with a total time of 1:31:49.43. The Eagles placed second with a total time of 1:34:08.66, while Evansville rounded out the top three with a time of 1:34:23.23.

USI was led by senior Erika Wilson who finished fourth out of 80 participants after completing the five-kilometer course in 18:5.6, while teammates junior Augusta Schrader and senior Kristen Gray finished sixth and 10th respectively.

The Eagles return to the course this weekend when they travel to Saint Louis, Mo. to compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Championship. USI has won the last two conference titles, and it is looking for its fifth title in the last six years.

Men’s soccer: USI defeats Maryville on the road

Southern Indiana beat Maryville 3-1 Friday behind two goals from senior midfielder Corey Fundenberger. The win improved USI’s record to 5-6-2 overall, with a 4-6-1 record in the GLVC.

Fundenberger got the scoring started early at the 13:06 mark of the first half, getting assists from senior forward Rush Dugger and junior midfielder Caleb Mathers.

Dugger got into the scoring act in the second half, getting a goal five minutes in to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead. Fundenberger added an insurance goal at the 62:50 mark to give the Eagles a 3-0 advantage.

Maryville broke the shutout at the 73:56 mark with a goal, but the Eagles defense held them out from any additional scoring opportunities after making the score 3-1. USI outshot Maryville 14-4, including a 9-2 advantage on shots on-goal.

The Eagles return to Strassweg Field Friday to take on Truman State before hosting Quincy on Sunday for Senior Day.