SLIAC Weekly - Oct. 17

SLIAC Weekly - Oct. 17

 

HEADLINES

Feature Friday with Samantha Kruse (Oct. 12, 2018)
Samantha Kruse is our interview this week for the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Feature Friday series. Kruse, a sophomore volleyball at Webster University, talks about her unique internship opportunity and her snack weakness.....MORE

SLIAC Game of the Week: Spalding at Principia (Oct. 16, 2018)
This week's SLIAC Game of the Week is with an eye towards the postseason as Spalding University and Principia College meet in a women's soccer contest. Spalding starts the week with a 6-5-1 overall record and a 3-2 SLIAC record while Principia is 2-9 overall and 2-3 in the SLIAC. The two teams will meet on Saturday, October 20 in Elsah, Illinois at 12 p.m.....MORE

SLIAC Schools Recognized By United Soccer Coaches (Oct. 17, 2018)
Five programs from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference have been recognized by the United Soccer Coaches as 2017-18 Team Academic award winners. MacMurray College was the lone conference member to have both their men's and women's programs receive the award while the men's teams from Fontbonne University and Greenville University and the women's teams from Principia College and Webster University were also honored......MORE

SLIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Men's Cross Country Dylan Goodyear, Greenville
Women's Cross Country Kelsey Phillips, Spalding
Men's Soccer (Offensive)  Kornell Hilliard, Spalding
Men's Soccer (Defensive) Nick Holland, Greenville
Women's Soccer (Offensive) Heidi Gundy, Westminster
Women's Soccer (Defensive) Lily Brauer, Webster
Volleyball (Offensive) Torie Grassi, Webster
Volleyball (Defensive) Kristen Farrah, Webster

AROUND THE SLIAC

Blackburn College

The Blackburn women's soccer team picked up their first conference win of the season yesterday, topping Iowa Wesleyan 2-1 on the road. The Beavers scored early when Adriana Darow found the back of the net at the 14-minute mark. After the game was tied up just 20-minutes later, Darow struck again; responding with the game-winning goal just 48-seconds after the Tigers had tied it up. Slavin Mackay made six saves in picking up the win in net for Blackburn.

Eureka College

The Eureka volleyball squad stopped a seven-match losing streak with back to back wins last Saturday. The Red Devils topped Spalding and Lincoln Christian in a pair of home matches. Eureka will play their final road contest of the season this Saturday when they face Principia. 

Fontbonne University

Fontbonne rallied for a 3-2 win over Westminster on Tuesday night with junior Megan Schaller reaching a milestone in the win. After dropping the first two sets the Griffins rallied to win 25-22, 25-21, and 16-14. During the match, Schaller became the 7th player in Griffin program history to reach 1,000 career assists.

Greenville University

The Panther volleyball team will hit the road for their final regular season road contests this season. Greenville faces Spalding on Wednesday and then heads to Fulton on Saturday for matches against Westminster and Iowa Wesleyan. They will conclude their road trip with a match at Eureka next Wednesday.

Iowa Wesleyan University

The men's soccer team picked up a key win on Tuesday, defeating Blackburn 4-1 at home. The Tigers have now won three of their last four games and are 3-2 in conference play. Sitting in a tie for 5th place in the standings, the Tigers will face two of the top three teams in their next two games; Fontbonne and Webster.

MacMurray College

The Highlanders volleyball team is currently 5-8 in conference play and will be looking to finish the season out strong as they chase a playoff spot. The Highlanders are 3.5 games out right now with five games remaining.

Principia College

The Principia volleyball team became the first program to capture a post-season birth with their win over Spalding last Friday. This will be the 20th time the Panthers program has made the conference tournament and the second consecutive year.

Spalding University

The Spalding women's soccer team has a pair of road contests this week when they face Webster on Thursday and Principia on Saturday. The Golden Eagles are 3-2 in the SLIAC, tied for fourth place in the standings.

Webster University

The Gorloks rolled to another sweep on the volleyball court, winning their 10th straight match; tying the school record. During their win on Tuesday night, Kristen Farrah became the 14th player in program history to reach 1,000 career digs.

Westminster College

Heidi Gundy picked up SLIAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors this week after helping the Blue Jays to a pair of wins last week. Gundy tallied four goals in two games, including netting her first career hat trick. The Blue Jays are 4-1 in conference play and face Fontbonne and Greenville on the road this week.

 

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