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Recent SLU grad Maddie Pokorny was called up this weekend to the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL. She has been playing well with their reserve team. Incoming SLU Freshman Karsen Kohl played for the Lou Fusz U19 team that made it to the National Championship game this month. (Their 16’s won the first National Title in program history. And, their 14’s also made it to the National Championship game)

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This is awesome. Love the ladies success

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SLU won 2-0 over SIUE last night.

 

They're also expected to win the conference again with four preseason all-conference players and they're hosting the A10 Tournament semifinals and final. From the article:

SLU returns seven starters and 10 additional players from its 2018 squad that posted a school-record 18 victories (18-4-1), went 10-0-0 in A-10 regular-season play, captured the conference tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Championship. The Billikens are anchored by two-time A-10 Defensive Player of the Year and All-America second-team selection, Alli Klug, who was also named to the Hermann Mac Trophy Watch List for the second year in a row. Also returning to the lineup are 2018 All-Conference selections Courtney Reimer and Hannah Friedrich, along with Alyssa Seitzer, Emma Farley, Annabelle Copeland and Evie Lavelle who combined for 28 goals and 23 assists. Mary Niehaus, a first-team selection in 2016 and 2017, is back between the posts for Saint Louis after missing the 2018 season due to injury....

The top eight teams will compete in the 2019 Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship. The opening rounds will be held on the campus of the higher seeds on Nov. 2 and 3. The top four teams will then advance to play at Saint Louis' Hermann Stadium in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 8. The championship final will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10 with the winner earning the A-10’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. All rounds of the championship will be streamed on ESPN+.

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-looking at the preseason votes from the A10 coaches, the SLU Women play on the road against #2 VCU and #3 Mason and get #4 St Joe at home, if they win the regular season they will have earned it

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-the Women play at Notre Dame tonight, ACC network launches today, I was thinking how cool that SLU would be on the new network on its first day, stupid thought, 4 hours on Duke men's basketball instead of live programming, just a guess but these programs will air 20 times each before Duke tips their season

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4 hours ago, Cowboy said:

-the Women play at Notre Dame tonight, ACC network launches today, I was thinking how cool that SLU would be on the new network on its first day, stupid thought, 4 hours on Duke men's basketball instead of live programming, just a guess but these programs will air 20 times each before Duke tips their season

 It’s on watch ESPN 

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Quietly this is not a good loss, 1-0 on a pk. ND is trying to finish a rebuild mode with a new coach (last year)  after a few mediocre seasons. Opportunity missed.

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I'm digging the shirts they're giving out for the women's soccer game v. Notre Dame tomorrow.

 

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Just now, moytoy12 said:

I'm digging the shirts they're giving out for the women's soccer game v. Notre Dame tomorrow.

 

It’s a men’s game. Get your lenses checked Boytoy

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44 minutes ago, billikenfan05 said:

It’s a men’s game. Get your lenses checked Boytoy

I gotta start drinking in the mornings again

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The women are not off to a strong start this season.

They dropped a 1-0 decision at Louisville this week. Their 2-1 win over Indiana St. in the rain was not well played. And they lost at Notre Dame as well. Offense and scoring have been issues at times as has been possession. Plenty of time to pick things up and turn things around. 

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1 hour ago, courtside said:

The women are not off to a strong start this season.

They dropped a 1-0 decision at Louisville this week. Their 2-1 win over Indiana St. in the rain was not well played. And they lost at Notre Dame as well. Offense and scoring have been issues at times as has been possession. Plenty of time to pick things up and turn things around. 

It’s not like they were going to grab an at large anyway. 

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Slow start for both the women and the men this season. The women losing 2-0 at Oklahoma St. this past weekend. At least Oklahoma St. was good enough to follow that up with a win over top 10 Penn St.

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6 minutes ago, courtside said:

Slow start for both the women and the men this season. The women losing 2-0 at Oklahoma St. this past weekend. At least Oklahoma St. was good enough to follow that up with a win over top 10 Penn St.

Both teams set up a gauntlet OOC schedule. I wouldn’t be too concerned with early losses. 

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3 hours ago, billikenfan05 said:

Both teams set up a gauntlet OOC schedule. I wouldn’t be too concerned with early losses. 

I haven’t been encouraged with the level of play of either team to this point.  Making the NCAA’s is the expectation for both teams. At some point, you have to get results in games that matter, and avoid bad losses too. It’s a long season, plenty of time and opportunity for both. But, the level of play needs to improve if SLU has any soccer post season aspirations this year.

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For what it’s worth, tonight was such a fun night to be at the game.

The women controlled the game, both in possession time and shots. Felt like we should’ve scored at least 2-3 goals.

We hit 3 posts; and just couldn’t find the back of the net. States’ keeper was solid. Cyclones had a late chance to win, but a good save put the game in OT.

We scored 2 minutes into overtime to win.

Other than the game, the atmosphere was great. 2,400 or so as announced attendance, and it felt like more.

Good student turnout, and my kids loved the human foosball, axe throwing (inflatable), and soccer darts; plus the giveaways.

Props to SLU and the ladies. It really is worth checking out.

 

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