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SLIAC Game of the Week - (10/8)

SLIAC Game of the Week - (10/8)

 

At a Glance
This week's Game of the Week is a meeting between two of the current undefeated teams in SLIAC men's soccer when Webster University visits Spalding University on Saturday, October 12. Webster is currently 7-2-1 overall and 1-0 in the SLIAC while Spalding is 7-2-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Spalding faces Westminster on Wednesday while Webster plays Iowa Wesleyan before Saturday's showdown. 

 

Spalding University 'GOLDEN EAGLES'      

Spalding features the most potent scoring attack in the league, totaling a league-leading 31 goals this season. They are led by the dynamic Kornell Hilliard who has already buried the ball 9 times this season. Joining him in the attack are Mani Bakari and Omar Mukoma, who have each scored 4 goals and 2 assists this season. Mirza Ugarak leads the team with 5 assists. In net, the Golden Eagles have Trevor Massa. Massa has played nearly every minute and holds a 0.71 goals-against average with 52 saves and two shutouts.

Webster University 'GORLOKS'      

The Gorloks are once again one of the top defensive teams in the SLIAC but this year also rank 2nd in goals scored. They have allowed just 6 goals this season while netting 20. Webster has a balanced attack with six players having at least 5 points. Aamahn Murvin leads the team with 9 points on 4 goals and 1 assist. Ben Aziz and Juan Garcia have each totaled 3 goals while Hunter Olaso has recorded 3 assists. Defensively they are led by two-time SLIAC Defensive Player of the Year Justin Schmidt. The team rotates between two keepers (Matt Amick and Matt Coffey) who have combined for 34 saves and a 0.57 goals-against average.

Series History  
 

Webster leads the all-time series against Spalding 7-3 although Spalding has won three of the last four including last year's 2-1 win in St. Louis, Mo.