The SIUE Cougars were able to score four goals during the 90-minute game, ending in a 4-0 win to kick off the Spring’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

The last MVC matchup between the SIUE Cougars and UIS occurred in 2003, with SIUE also securing a win at 4-2.

The Cougars’ first goal was scored early in the first half by forward Mitchell Murphy, a sophomore from Quincy, Illinois.

The second goal was scored in the middle of the first half at around 25 minutes in, by forward Jacob Bilyeu of Oakville, Missouri.

The University of Illinois-Springfield’s Prairie Stars did not get a chance to get a goal even though they had shots on target. Both teams received one yellow card each, with UIS getting one at the 15 minute mark, and SIUE at the 18 minute mark.

The final two goals of the match were both scored in the first 15 minutes of the second half, with forward Sebastian Bórquez, a junior from Santiago, Chile, bringing the score up to 3-0 for the Cougars. Junior midfielder Sam Layton from Brisbane, Australia, scored the fourth and final goal shortly after.

The Cougars play their next MVC game at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at Korte Stadium against Maryville University.

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