SLIAC Weekly Release - October 5

SLIAC Weekly Release - October 5

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

HEADLINES
Spalding Hands Westminster First Conference Loss (September 26, 2016)
One night after suffering a five set loss to Fontbonne University the Spalding University volleyball team responded on Saturday with their biggest win of the 2016 season so far, handing Westminster College their first conference loss of the year.....MORE

Feature Friday with Greg Ferry (September 30, 2016)
In this week's Feature Friday we talk with Fontbonne University men's soccer player Greg Ferry. Greg, born and raised in Scotland, talks about the differences between Scotland and the United States and answers the all important question, who is better; Messi or Ronaldo?.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Webster at Westminster - Women's Soccer (October 4, 2016)
This week's SLIAC Game of the Week will be Wednesday night when Webster University heads to Westminster College in a rematch of last year's SLIAC Women's Soccer Championship game. The game will be held in Fulton, Mo. with game time set for 5 p.m.....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 2016-17 Players of the Week. For this week's Player of the Week release - HERE

Men's Cross Country   Jacob Burrell
Greenville College
Women's Cross Country   Lia Kruse
Greenville College
Men's Soccer (Offensive) Ryan Dudley
Fontbonne University
  (Defensive) Ryan Glynn
Spalding University
Women's Soccer (Offensive) Meredith Wendt
Fontbonne University
  (Defensive) Kelsey Kaiser
Spalding University
Volleyball (Offensive) Jory Siebenmorgen
Webster University
  (Defensive) Cierra Howard
Iowa Wesleyan University

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
Blackburn
2-0 5-4-2
  Fontbonne 2-0 6-5-1   Westminster 9-1 13-4
Spalding 2-0 4-6   Blackburn 2-0 5-6-1
  Webster 8-2 12-6
Webster 2-0 4-6
  Webster 2-0 4-6   Greenville 7-2 12-4
Westminster
1-1 5-3
  MacMurray 1-1 6-4
  Spalding
5-3 11-7
Eureka 1-1 4-3-1
  Spalding 1-1 5-4-1   Eureka 5-5 8-9
Greenville 1-1 4-6-1
  Westminster 1-1 3-5   Iowa Wesleyan
4-5 5-11
Fontbonne
1-1 1-9-1   Principia
1-1 2-7   Principia
4-6 11-8
Principia 0-2 3-6   Greenville 0-2 4-6-1   MacMurray 2-5 2-18
Iowa Wesleyan
0-2 3-9-1
  Eureka 0-2 1-7
  Fontbonne
2-7
6-10
MacMurray 0-2 2-7
  Iowa Wesleyan
0-2 0-10   Blackburn 0-10 1-18

AROUND THE SLIAC

The Blackburn women's soccer team won their third straight game this weekend, with a 10-0 victory over Eureka. Blackburn is now 5-6-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play. This marks the first time the Beavers have won three straight since winning three in a row in early September 2015. The Beavers return to action with games against MacMurray on Wednesday and Spalding on Saturday.

A pair of former SLIAC standouts from Eureka are among those that will be inducted into the Eureka College Hall of Fame. Cathy Kalnicky, who was a three time SLIAC Softball All-Conference honorable mention and Michael Zasada, who is second on the all-time rebound list for the Red Devils are part of the group of six being honored at Homecoming. For full release click HERE
The Fontbonne soccer programs faced tough competition on Tuesday night, facing nationally ranked Washington University-St. Louis in a men's and women's soccer double header. On the women's side the Griffins had their four game winning streak snapped in a 2-0 loss to the #15 ranked Bears. On the men's side the #8 ranked Bears edged out Fontbonne 1-0, with the game's only goal coming in the 77th minute.
Greenville College cheerleading will hold a fall stunt clinic on November 12 at HJ Long Gym on the campus of Greenville College. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 per participant and includes a t-shirt. The clinic will cover the foundations and fundementals of stunting, advanced and elite skills, and co-ed partner stunting. Registration deadline is October 31st. Contact Sean Anthony at cheer@greenville.edu or 618-664-6639.

Last week the Tiger volleyball squad stopped their seven game losing streak by defeating Blackburn 3-1; 26-28, 25-23, 25-21, 25-14. After dropping the opening set the Tigers rolled off three straight to pick up their fifth win of the season. Cassandra Schwamborn led the way with 18 kills and Maddison Hiland adding 11 kills. Ariel Smale finished with 41 assists and Cierra Howard chipped in with 35 digs.

MacMurray junior forward Lyndi Saccaro has quickly etched her name into the Highlander women's soccer record book. In just her second season with the team Saccaro has already become the program's career leader in goals. She picked up her 30th goal of her career in the second-half against Eureka College on September 27th. Saccaro broke the previous record of 29 held by Lori Simpson, class of 2002.

The Principia women's soccer team notched their second win of the season over the weekend, defeating Greenville 3-1 for their first conference victory. Tanya Marquardt scored the first goal of the game to put Principia up early while Clarice Bruch added two second-half goals to secure the win. The win snapped Principia's three game losing streak and improves the team to 2-7 overall this year. They return to action with games against Spalding and Iowa Wesleyan this week.
Spalding swept SLIAC Soccer Defensive Players of the Week this week as Ryan Glynn and Kelsey Kaiser blanked their opponents to give their team's key wins. Glynn stopped all eight shots in a 1-0 win over Westminster, blanking the league's top scoring team and picking up his SLIAC best third shutout of the season. Kaiser picked up her second shutout of the year in a 1-0 win over Westminster, making seven saves.
Jory Siebenmorgen powered the Gorloks to a pair of big conference wins last week en route to garnering SLIAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honors. Siebenmorgen totaled a season high 17 kills, while hitting .371, in a 3-2 win over Greenville. She added 10 total blocks in the match. Against Blackburn she finished with 13 kills, hitting .600. On the week Siebenmorgen recorded 30 kills while hitting .455 with 13 total blocks.
The Westminster women's soccer team will host this week's SLIAC Game of the Week when they face Webster University on Wednesday night in a rematch of the 2015 SLIAC Women's Soccer Championship game. That game finished in a 0-0 tie with Westminster advancing 5-4 on penalty kicks. The Blue Jays are looking for a repeat October from last year, when a 6-2 record in the month propelled them to a strong finish.

 

THIS WEEK'S SLIAC SCHEDULE
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Be sure to check out the SLIAC Feature Friday interview series. Each Friday we will feature interviews with student-athletes, coaches, and administrators from around the SLIAC. You can also view our previous feature videos, where you can get to know our student-athletes outside of athletics and get an idea of what it is like to be a NCAA Division III student-athlete, as well as conference tournament highlight videos.

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