MSOC Preview: Billikens vs. Tulsa
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 | 7 p.m. | St. Louis, Mo. (Hermann Stadium)
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ABOUT TUESDAY'S MATCH

-- The Billikens host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Tuesday night at Robert R. Hermann Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m.

-- Saint Louis and Tulsa are meeting on the pitch for a sixth consecutive season. Last year, the Billikens defeated the Golden Hurricane 3-0 in Tulsa. Devin Boyce scored twice for the Billikens, while John Klein registered his first collegiate goal in the match. Ty Frederking earned the shutout between the posts.

ABOUT THE BILLIKENS

-- Saint Louis enters Tuesday’s game with a 1-2-0 record.

-- The Billikens are coming off their first win of the year – a 2-1 double-overtime victory at SIUE in the annual Bronze Boot game. Senior forward Leo Novaes had a goal and assisted on the game-winner. Freshman midfielder Kipp Keller scored with less than 10 seconds remaining in double overtime to lift the Billikens to the victory.

-- Saint Louis fell 3-2 to Notre Dame in the season opener, then went on the road and dropped a 2-0 decision at SMU. Both Notre Dame and SMU are nationally ranked in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25.

-- Freshman goalkeeper Patrick Schulte recently spent two weeks with the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team in Slovenia.

-- The Billikens were predicted by Atlantic 10 Conference head men’s soccer coaches to finish second in the league race in the annual A-10 preseason poll. SLU received two first-place votes. The A-10 season begins this weekend for the Billikens at Davidson.

-- Earning spots on the A-10 preseason All-Conference team were sophomore Simon Becher, sophomore John Klein and senior Quayyum Murana.

KALISH IN SECOND YEAR AS BILLIKENS’ HEAD COACH

-- Kevin Kalish, a Saint Louis University alumnus and Billiken All-American, is in his second season on the Billikens’ sideline.

-- The seventh head coach in the storied history of the SLU men’s soccer program, Kalish previously served as Vice President and Missouri Boys Club Director for St. Louis Scott Gallagher. He also was head coach at SIU Edwardsville for six seasons (2008-13).

SCOUTING TULSA

-- The Golden Hurricane enter Tuesday's game with a 2-2 record.

-- Tulsa opened the year with victories over Gonzaga (1-0) and Lipscomb (3-1). It dropped a 2-0 decision at nationally ranked Kentucky, and the Golden Hurricane are coming off an overtime loss at Missouri State.

-- Five different players have scored Tulsa’s five goals this season. Harris Partain (1G, 1A) and Charles Noyelle (1G, 1A) lead the Golden Hurricane in points, while Adam Habib leads the way with two assists.

-- Head coach Tom McIntosh is in his 25th season at Tulsa with a 252-175-50 record.