GAME RESULT

#1 Saint Louis 3, #4 George Mason 1

A-10 Championship Semifinal

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 | Noon CDT

Baujan Field | Dayton, Ohio

 

GAME DETAILS

• Hannah Friedrich scored a goal and an assist, and became Saint Louis’ all-time single-season scoring leader in the process, to lead the top-seeded Billikens to a 3-1 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship semifinal victory over fourth-seeded George Mason Friday afternoon at Dayton’s Baujan Field.

• Saint Louis (17-3-1) advances to Sunday’s tournament title game to face second-seeded VCU, a 2-1 semifinal winner over third-seeded Saint Joseph’s, at 11 a.m. (CT). It will be the Billikens’ first appearance in the A-10 final since winning a second consecutive tournament championship in 2006.

The Billikens set a school record for victories, breaking the previous mark of 16 set by the 2005 team. They also extended their school-record winning streak to 13, the longest active streak in NCAA Division I women’s soccer.

• Olivia Petit and Maddie Pokorny scored a goal apiece for the Billikens, while Evie Lavelle and Annabelle Copeland collected assists.

Friedrich’s 30 points break the previous record of 29 held by Jamie Perry (2002, 2003). The freshman has 11 goals and eight assists.

Another SLU single-season record was established by goalkeeper Olivia Silverman, who picked up her 16th victory to surpass the previous standard of 15 set last season by Mary Niehaus.

George Mason fell to 14-6.

 

SCORING SUMMARY

Hannah Friedrich (Evie Lavelle), 13:04, SLU 1-0; Olivia Petit (Annabelle Copeland), 32:01, SLU 2-0; Jisca Adigo (unassisted), 54:27, SLU 2-1; Maddie Pokorny (Hannah Friedrich), 78:23, SLU 3-1.

 

BILLIKEN NOTABLES

The Billikens are No. 3 in the United Soccer Coaches East Region rankings.

SLU has outscored its opponents 46-11 overall and 26-5 in the second half this season. The Billikens have allowed only four goals to A-10 opponents this year, outscoring them 29-4.

• Olivia Petit’s goal was her fourth of the season, while Maddie Pokorny increased her career high with her ninth goal of the year.

• Evie Lavelle and Annabelle Copeland tallied their fifth and second assists of the season, respectively.

The Petit-Copeland tandem gives the Billikens 26 different player combinations on their 36 assisted goals this season.

For the first time since 2006, two Saint Louis players have scored 20 or more points in a season. Hannah Friedrich (11G, 8A) has 30, and Maddie Pokorny (9G, 2A) has 20.

The Billikens outshot George Mason 15-4 overall and 11-2 in shots on goal. Hannah Friedrich had a game-high four shots (two shots on goal), all three of Maddie Pokorny’s shots were on frame, and Evie Lavelle fired three shots (two SOG).

 

SAINT LOUIS STARTERS

Olivia Silverman, Alli Klug, Emma Farley, Isabella Palazzolo, Isabel Burke, Courtney Reimer, Hannah Friedrich, Evie Lavelle, Olivia Petit, Maddie Pokorny, Lindsay Sands.

 

SAINT LOUIS SUBSTITUTES

Kassie Newsom, Annabelle Copeland, Megan Crevoiserat, Haley Cox.