Saint Louis 3, Massachusetts 0
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 7 p.m. CDT
Robert R. Hermann Stadium | St. Louis, Missouri
• Courtney Reimer had a goal and an assist, and Saint Louis set the record for the longest home undefeated streak in program history with a 3-0 Atlantic 10 Conference triumph over Massachusetts Thursday night at Robert R. Hermann Stadium.
• Increasing their winning streak to four, the Billikens improved to 15-1-2 overall – the best 18-game record in team history – and 7-1-1 in the A-10. Massachusetts fell to 7-8-2, 4-4-1.
• With one game remaining, the Billikens have assured themselves of finishing no lower than second place in the conference. SLU trails only La Salle (8-0-1).
• The Billikens also have clinched hosting privileges for an A-10 Championship quarterfinal game. That contest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m., with the opponent to be determined.
Courtney Reimer (penalty kick), 24:03, SLU 1-0; Alli Klug (Courtney Reimer), 32:59, SLU 2-0; Evie Lavelle (Lindsay Sands), 78:13, SLU 3-0.
• The Billikens are unbeaten in their last 19 home contests, dating to the final game of the 2015 season. That breaks the previous program mark of 18 set during the 2005 and 2006 campaigns.
• The Bills tied the 2004 and 2006 SLU teams for the second-highest win total in program history. The school record is 16, established by the 2005 Billikens.
• Saint Louis improved to 29-5-4 since the beginning of last season.
• Mary Niehaus set a Saint Louis single-season record by notching her 15th victory. Niehaus eclipsed the standard of 14 wins she equaled a year ago; the mark was set by Meghann Burke (1999) and matched by Amanda Martin (2004).
• The shutout was SLU’s 13th of the season, tying the program record shared by the 2003 and 2004 teams.
• Mary Niehaus made four saves and collected her 10th clean sheet of the year to tie Meghann Burke (1999 and 2000) and Hannah Perry (2008) for third on the Billikens’ single-season chart. The shutout was the 19th of Niehaus’ career, tying her with Amanda Martin (2003-05) for third in SLU history.
• Courtney Reimer, who took a career-high three shots on goal, notched her second goal of the season and her team-leading ninth assist. She is tied for sixth on SLU’s all-time single-season assists chart.
• Alli Klug netted her fifth goal of the year. Klug and Reimer joined forces on a goal for a fourth time this season, most on the team.
• Evie Lavelle’s goal was her fifth of the season, and Lindsay Sands picked up her first assist. The Lavelle-Sands goal gave the Billikens 24 different player combinations on 33 assisted goals this season.
• Saint Louis now has five players with at least five goals.
• The Bills out-shot the Minutewomen 26-6 overall and 13-4 in shots on goal. Isabella Palazzolo and Evie Lavelle fired four total shots and three shots on frame apiece. Palazzolo’s four shots are a career high, and she equaled her career best for shots on goal. Lavelle matched career highs in both categories.
• Saint Louis posted a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.
SAINT LOUIS STARTERS
Mary Niehaus (G), Alli Klug (D), Molly Ream (D), Brionna Halverson (D), Isabella Palazzolo (D), Maddie Pokorny (M), Courtney Reimer (M), Alyssa Seitzer (M), Evie Lavelle (M), Olivia Petit (M), Lindsay Sands (F).
SAINT LOUIS SUBSTITUTES
Jess Kopec, Emma Farley, Lauren Tondl, Megan Nixon, Carli Bond, Annabelle Copeland, Karley Kucera, Haley Cox, Julia Peterson.
Saint Louis concludes the regular season Sunday, Oct. 22, at Fordham. Kickoff is scheduled for noon (CT).