Justin Bilyeu scored on a direct kick from 30 yards with 4:48 remaining to give Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville a 1-0 win over UNO on Tuesday at the UNO Soccer Field.
Bilyeu's strike sailed just over the hands of UNO goalie Matt Grosey. After Bilyeu's goal, the Mavericks (1-4) put four shots on the SIUE net but couldn't get the equalizer.
UNO's best chances to score came early in the second half. In the 58th minute, Vance Rookwood received a cross from Jake McCain and forced a diving save by SIUE goalie John Berner. Two minutes later, Christian Garcia's header went just wide of the post.
UNO finished with a 15-7 advantage in shots and a 4-2 edge in shots on goal.
The Mavericks host Cal State Fullerton at 4 p.m. Saturday at the UNO Soccer Field.
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (4-2) 0 1—1
At UNO (1-4) 0 0—0