Saint Louis 3, Kansas State 1
Friday, August 19, 2016 | 7 p.m.
Hermann Stadium | St. Louis, Mo.
Shaney Sakamoto scored the first goal of the season and later added an assist to lead Saint Louis to a 3-1 victory over Kansas State Friday night at Robert R. Hermann Stadium in the season opener for both teams. The game was the first intercollegiate contest for the brand new Kansas State program.
Shaney Sakamoto (Maddie Pokorny), 18:20, SLU 1-0; Danielle Tolmais (Alli Klug), 38:58, SLU 2-0; Kirsten Clemens (Shaney Sakamoto), 61:39, SLU 3-0; Katie Cramer (unassisted), 65:44, SLU 3-1.
Saint Louis improved to 13-7-1 in season openers … the Billikens won their fourth consecutive home opener to improve to 18-3 all-time in that category … goalkeeper Mary Niehaus recorded the victory in her first game in goal for the Billikens … SLU outshot K-State 24-6 overall and 13-3 in shots on goal … Maddie Pokorny led the way with four shots, including two shots on frame to tie her career high … Shaney Sakamoto, Alyssa Seitzer, Danielle Tolmais and Evie Lavelle tallied three shots apiece … Sakamoto, Tolmais, Lavelle and Kirsten Clemens fired two shots on goal apiece … Lauren Tondl played a career-high 63 minutes and equaled her career best with two shots … Isabella Palazzolo logged a career-high 90 minutes … the Billikens earned 10 corner kicks.
SAINT LOUIS STARTERS
Mary Niehaus (G), Kacey Bright (D), Carli Bond (D), Isabella Palazzolo (D), Julia Peterson (D), Maddie Pokorny (M), Shaney Sakamoto (M), Tori Marshall (M), Lauren Tondl (M), Cristina Rodriguez (M), Lindsay Sands (F).
SAINT LOUIS SUBSTITUTES
Alyssa Seitzer, Danielle Tolmais, Courtney Reimer, Kirsten Clemens, Evie Lavelle, Alli Klug, Emma Farley.
The Billikens play their first road game of the season Thursday, Aug. 25, against Fort Wayne. Kickoff in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is set for 6 p.m. (CT).