SLIAC Game of the Week: Webster at Westminster

SLIAC Game of the Week: Webster at Westminster


At a Glance

This week's SLIAC Game of the Week will take place on the soccer field when Webster University visits Westminster College in a men's soccer conference showdown. The game is scheduled for Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Fulton, Mo.

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Webster University 'GORLOKS'

Webster comes into the game with a 9-2 overall record and a 1-0 mark in the SLIAC. After opening the season with a school record seven straight wins the Gorloks suffered losses to Millikin and Illinois Wesleyan but have since opened up conference play with a 2-0 victory over MacMurray last Saturday.

All nine of the Gorloks wins have been shutouts and they have allowed just five goals this season. Offensively the Gorloks rank 3rd in the SLIAC with 19 goals, averaging 17.0 shots per game. Aamahn Murvin leads the team with 13 points on five goals and three assists including three game-winning goals. Juan Garcia is second on the team with three goals. In net Webster has Matt Amick and Matt Coffey. Amick has played over 750-minutes and recorded seven shutouts while Coffey has stopped all 15 shots faced in over 200-minutes of action. 


Westminster College 'BLUE JAYS'

Westminster is currently 1-7-1 overall and 0-0-1 in conference play. The Blue Jays stopped a four-game losing streak by tying Spalding 3-3 in their last outing, on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. Westminster's lone win this season was a 4-0 victory over Illinois College.

The Blue Jays are averaging 9.4 shots per game and have scored 10 goals this season while allowing 24. Brent Lampen and Brandon Rettke are tied for the team lead with two goals each while Patrick Wisnewski has recorded one goal and two assists. Connor Bandre' has played over 600-minutes in net, making 38 saves and recording one shutout.


Last Meeting
Webster won 1-0 in the last meeting against Westminster, on October 12, 2017 in St. Louis, Mo. The only goal of the game came off the foot of Edin Mehmedovic in the 48th minute on a pass from Ben Aziz. Westminster outshot the Gorloks 15-7 in the game but managed to put just three of their shots on goal. 

Game Notes

  • Webster leads the all-time series against Westminster 22-15-2. 
  • Webster leads the SLIAC in overall wins with nine. 
  • Westminster has won a conference record five straight tournaments.
  • Blue Jay keeper Connor Bandre' is third in the league in saves with 38. 
  • Gorlok keeper Matt Amick leads the SLIAC with a .881 save percentage and a 0.59 goals-against average.
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