SLIAC Weekly Release - September 16th

SLIAC Weekly Release - September 16th

This week in the SLIAC is a weekly review of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It recaps the prior weeks results and highlights upcoming events. You can also find the latest standings, statistics, schedules and awards.

HEADLINES
Webster Women's Soccer Downs #14 Lake Forest, 2-1 (September 11, 2015)
Led by a pair of Chelsea Noser goals, the Webster University women's soccer team defeated #14 ranked Lake Forest College, 2-1, at the Soccer Park on September 11.....MORE

Golden Eagles Take Down #23 Emory, 3-1 (September 12, 2015)
The Spalding University men's soccer team upset No. 23 ranked Emory University, 3-1, Saturday at the 26th Annual Bob Allen Classic in Danville, Ky.....MORE

Webster Volleyball is "Replacing the Lace" in Fight Against Cancer (September 14, 2015)
The Webster University women's volleyball team is helping kids in their fight against cancer by 'Replacing The Lace' during the month of September.  You can join the team by purchasing a pair of your own gold shoe laces.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Westminster at Principia (September 15, 2015)
Westminster College heads to Elsah, Illinois to take on Principia College on the volleyball court in this week's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Game of the Week......MORE

SLIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

The SLIAC Players of the Week are honored for their performances during the week. Click on the sport link below to see the full list of 2015-16 Players of the Week. For this week's Player of the Week release - HERE

Men's Cross Country   Shane Witters-Hicks
Principia College
Women's Cross Country   Brooke Goodyear
Greenville College
Men's Soccer (Offensive) James Bowen
Eureka College
  (Defensive) Raul Belman
Westminster College
Women's Soccer (Offensive) Meghan Sykora
Blackburn College
  (Defensive) Jourdin McFarland
Blackburn College
Volleyball (Offensive) Sophia Hathaway
Principia College
  (Defensive) Sierra Sprague
Principia College

Men's Cross Country l Women's Cross Country l Men's Soccer l Women's Soccer l Volleyball l Men's Golf

SLIAC FALL STANDINGS

MEN'S SOCCER
      WOMEN'S SOCCER
      VOLLEYBALL    
School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall   School SLIAC Overall
Eureka  -- 3-0   Spalding -- 3-2
  Principia 3-0 5-3
Westminster -- 3-1
  Blackburn -- 3-3
  Greenville
2-0  5-5
Spalding -- 3-3
  Eureka -- 3-3-1
  Webster
 2-0  3-4
Fontbonne -- 1-4
  Greenville -- 2-2-1   MacMurray
 1-0  7-3
Webster -- 1-4
  MacMurray -- 2-2   Fontbonne
 1-0  3-9
Blackburn -- 0-2-1   Westminster -- 2-2-1
  Spalding
 1-1  1-8
Greenville --
1-5   Principia -- 2-3
  Westminster
 1-2  4-4
Iowa Wesleyan
-- 0-4
  Webster -- 2-3
  Eureka
 0-2  1-6
MacMurray
-- 0-4
  Fontbonne -- 2-4
  Iowa Wesleyan
 0-3  0-6
Principia -- 0-4
  Iowa Wesleyan
-- 0-3-1   Blackburn
 0-3  0-10

AROUND THE SLIAC

The Blackburn women's soccer team recorded the first three wins of the 2015 season last week defeating Rockford, Mount Mary, and Wisconsin-Lutheran. The Beavers were led on offense by Meghan Sykora, who tallied four goals and three assists, and on defense by Jourdin McFarland, who made 19 saves with two shutouts in three games. Both players picked up SLIAC Women's Soccer Player of the Week honors.
The Eureka volleyball team picked up their first win of the season last night, a 3-1 victory over Robert Morris-Springfield. The Red Devils pounded out 43 kills in the four set win. Gabrielle Moody and Heather Robinson led the way with 10 kills each, while Robinson added 12 assists and eight digs. Meagan Hanney finished with 22 assists while Cassandra Beesley led the team with 27 digs.
Fontbonne outside hitter Kersten McDonough leads SLIAC volleyball with 3.67 kills per set. McDonough has pounded out 158 kills in her 12 matches this season and is hitting .160 on the year. Fontbonne is currently 3-9 overall and 1-0 in conference play. They are in action again this week with a match against Lincoln Christian and a pair of conference matches against Blackburn and MacMurray.
Greenville sophomore Brooke Goodyear was named the SLIAC Women's Cross Country Player of the Week after her showing in the Midwest Classic XC Invite in Bourbonais, Ill. last weekend. Goodyear finished the 5k race with a time of 20:02, a four minute mile pace. Goodyear over came a soggy course to grab a ninth place finish in a field of 98 runners.

Although the Tiger volleyball team is still in search of their first win of the season they still rank among conference leaders in a pair of categories. Maggie Earney ranks fourth in the SLIAC in service aces per set with 0.41 and has a total of seven aces on the year. Her teammate Cierra Howard ranks third in the leage in digs per set at 4.53, compiling 77 total digs in her five matches. The Tigers are in action against Spalding and Principia this weekend.

Highlander women's soccer forward Lyndi Saccaro is off to a hot start this season, leading the SLIAC in points with 15 thanks to her league leading seven goals. Saccaro has a goal in four of five games played including three multi-goal games. As a team MacMurray is 2-3 overall and will face Lincoln Christian on Saturday.
Shane Witters-Hicks was named the SLIAC Men's Cross Country Player of the Week after a sixth place finish in the Les Duke Invitational hosted by Grinnell College. Witters-Hicks had a top ten finish in a field of 140 runners, completing the 8k course in a time of 26:23. That marked a drop of nearly a minute off his 2014 best time.

The Golden Eagles men's soccer team knocked off #23 ranked Emory 3-1 last week while playing in the Centre Tournament. The Golden Eagles are now 3-3 on the season with Julio De Leon leading the way for the offense. De Leon is tied for second in the SLIAC in points with nine including a league leading three assists.

The Webster University volleyball team took both games in the season opening weekend, sweeping Eureka and Iowa Wesleyan. Webster is now 3-4 overall and are just one of three undefeated teams in the SLIAC. The Gorloks are back in action this week with three out of conference matches as they are on the road against St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Mary's (Ind.) and Millikin.
The Westminster men's soccer team extended their winning streak to three games with a 1-0 win over Ozarks (Ark.) last week. Eli Sherman scored the game's only goal, coming in the 18th-minute, off a pass from Drake Trease. Raul Belman made six saves in the contest to record his 12th career shutout and picked up SLIAC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors.

THIS WEEK'S SLIAC SCHEDULE

To see a complete schedule of this week's SLIAC action click HERE

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