Mical Hardtman was an unused substitute as his University of Southern Indiana Men's Soccer teammates despite playing the final 21 minutes with a man advantage, was unable to erase a one-goal deficit as No. 3 seeded and host Quincy University handed the No. 6-seeded a 1-0 setback in the Quarter-Finals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship Tournament.
After the two teams played to a scoreless tie in the opening period, Quincy University took a 1-0 advantage as senior midfielder Aubrey Reis found the back of the net in the 54th minute.
The University of Southern Indiana nearly tied the game in the 65th minute when freshman defender/midfielder Seth Davis got loose on a breakaway.
Quincy freshman goalkeeper Michele Barletta met Davis with a sliding tackle inside the box; but deflected the ball back to the University of Southern Indiana senior defender Justin Brooks, who fired off a shot at what looked to be a wide-open net.
Brooks' shot, however, was stopped inches in front of the goal by Quincy junior defender Joel McIlroy, who kicked the ball right back to Davis. Before the ball could land, Davis got a header off, once again on what looked to be a defenseless goal.
The shot, though, was once again blocked inches in front of the goal, this time by freshman defender Craig Chisholm, who flicked the ball out of harm's way.
Quincy was forced to play a man down after Chisholm drew a red card for a dangerous tackle that tripped up University of Southern Indiana junior defender Colten Walsh from behind. USI got six shots off in the final 20 minutes of the contest, including three that required saves by Quincy's goalkeeper.