BILLIKENS VS. MASSACHUSETTS
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 • 5 p.m. (CT)
WHERE: Maryland Heights, Mo. (Sportport International)
LIVE STATS: Statbroadcast
A LOOK AT THE BILLIKENS
-- Saint Louis (4-8, 0-5 A-10) continues Atlantic 10 Conference play Friday when it hosts No. 24 Massachusetts (10-4, 4-1 A-10) at Sportport International. Game time is 5 p.m.
-- Carly Kissinger leads the team in goals (4), assists (4), points (12) and shots (41).
-- Katie Moss, Julia Bakker and Erica Bondoc have tallied twice for the Billikens.
-- In the cage, Lillian Cossetto has logged 805 minutes and has recorded 48 saves. She has a pair of shutouts to her credit.
-- SLU's win against IU on Oct. 1 was arguably the biggest win in recent program history. The Billikens scored three times in the first half and held off the Hoosiers down the stretch to post the win.
-- The Billikens’ three-game winning streak earlier this season is the longest since Saint Louis won three in a row in 2004.
-- Bondoc scored twice in a narrow 3-2 A-10 defeat against Richmond on Sept. 22. It marked the first time a Billiken has scored two or more goals in a conference game since Mary Henry scored twice against La Salle in 2006.
-- The Billikens’ five-goal outbreak against LIU Brooklyn Aug. 30 marked the first time since 1992 that Saint Louis scored five or more goals against an NCAA Division I opponent.
-- Kissinger was named A-10 Player of the Week Sept. 5. The totaled two goals and two assists in SLU wins against LIU Brooklyn and Colgate.
-- Saint Louis boasts five international student-athletes on the 2017 roster: Julia Bakker (Netherlands), Lillian Cossetto (Australia), Micaela Diaz (Argentina), Noor Kalf (Netherlands) and Fleur Maarse (Belgium)
-- The Billikens are led by head coach Danielle Baumgardner, who is in her second season. She is assisted by Dominique Masters, who is in her first season as assistant coach.
A LOOK AT THE MINUTEWOMEN
-- UMass is 10-4 overall and tied with Saint Joseph’s atop the A-10 standings with a 4-1 league record.
-- The Minutemen are ranked No. 24 in the latest NFHCA Coaches Poll.
-- Sarah Hawkshaw leads UMass in scoring with 18 points (8G, 2A). Lucy Cooper (5G, 7A) follows with 17 points, while Melanie Kreusch (6G, 3A) has 15 points.
-- Goalie Emily Hazard has played the majority of minutes in the cage and has made 52 saves to go along with a 1.60 goals against average.
-- The Billikens head to North Carolina to face Appalachian State (Thursday, Oct. 19) and Davidson (Saturday, Oct. 21).