The 2015 SLIAC Women's Soccer Tournament will begin later this week and feature Greenville College, Spalding University, Webster University, and Westminster College.
Tournament At A Glance
The 2015 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament begins this week with semifinal games on Thursday, November 5 and the championship game on Saturday, November 7. The tournament field will include Greenville College, Spalding University, Webster University, and Westminster College. Thursday's semifinal games will be held in Louisville, Ky. and St. Louis, Mo. with the championship game held at the highest remaining seed's home site.
Semifinals - Thursday, November 5
Game 1 - #2 Spalding hosts #3 Westminster (Louisville, Ky.) at 2 p.m.
Game 2 - #1 Webster hosts #4 Greenville (St. Louis, Mo.) at 6 p.m.
Championship Game - Saturday, November 7
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, at higher seed
Collegecasts Championship Game Broadcast Link
Greenville College "Panthers"
The Panthers have plenty of scoring punch with four players recording at least 20 points this season. Leading the way is freshman Dani Pearce with 10 goals and nine assists while senior Kieley Leach tied with Pearce for the team lead with 10 goals. In net sophomore Hope Brakenhoff has played nearly every minute this season and holds a 1.56 goals against average with 65 saves.
Spalding University "Golden Eagles"
Dee Dee Sliter, a junior, tied for the conference lead with 17 goals and finished with 37 total points. Sophomores Madison Ratchford (9 goals) and Baylee Tabler (7 goals) add to the scoring depth. In net the Golden Eagles have junior Kelsey Kaiser, who has a 1.47 goals-against average and 55 saves while recording two shutouts this season.
Webster University "Gorloks"
Freshman Chelsea Noser led Webster in scoring this year with 29 points, on 12 goals and five assists. The Gorloks had five players net five or more goals this season including senior Lauren Pratt who buried eight goals. In net freshman Alisa Coralic has taken control, starting the last four games and holding a 0.93 goals-against average.
Westminster College "Blue Jays"
The Blue Jays are led by a trio of young players in sophomore Morgan Henry and freshmen Courtney Whitlock and Gracie Koonce. Henry led the team with 12 goals while Whitlock led the team with nine assists and Koonce finished with seven goals. Defensively the Blue Jays are anchored by sophomore defender Abby Rockers, 2014 SLIAC Co-Defender of the Year, and junior keeper Ellen Woolsey, a 1.04 goals-against average with 48 saves and four shutouts.
- This year's tournament field features the top four scoring team's in the SLIAC this season (Webster #1, Greenville #2, Spalding #3, and Westminster #4)
- Webster has won the last three SLIAC Tournaments and seven overall.
- Greenville is making their 12th appearance in the SLIAC Tournament.
- Spalding is appearing in their first SLIAC Tournament.
- Westminster will be making their 13th apperance in the SLIAC Tournament.
- When Webster lost to Spalding two weeks ago it marked their first conference loss in 25 regular season games.
- Greenville went 0-3 this year against teams in the tournament.
- Westminster was 1-2 this year against tournament teams.
- Spalding went 3-0 against the teams in this year's tournament.
- Webster finished 2-1 against this year's tournament teams.