WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. #1 Saint Louis
Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Championship Semifinals
Friday, November 2 | 1 p.m.
Dayton, Ohio | Baujan Field
Mason (14-5-0, 8-2-0 A-10); Saint Louis (16-3-1, 10-0-0 A-10)
Mason leads, 3-1-0
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FAIRFAX, Va. –
The fourth-seeded George Mason women's soccer team is set to face top-seeded Saint Louis in the 2018 Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Championship semifinals on Friday in Dayton, Ohio. The kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m at Baujan Field.
After setting the program record for wins and points in league play, the Patriots have advanced to the A-10 Championship semifinals for the third time since joining the conference.
Mason and Saint Louis will meet for the first time in the A-10 Championship tournament.
Last time out, Mason (14-5-0, 8-2-0 A-10) defeated fifth-seeded Massachusetts, 2-1, in double-overtime on Saturday at George Mason Stadium.
Freshman forward Emma van der Vorst
scored her sixth game-winning goal of the season, finding the back of the net in the 105th minute. Redshirt sophomore defender Emily Bradshaw
put Mason in front in the first half with her first goal of the season in the 39th minute.
Mason finished with a 14-13 edge in shots, including a 7-5 advantage in shots on goal. Mason had six corner kicks, while UMass did not have a corner kick in the game.
The Patriots have scored the first goal in 14 of their last 15 matches.
Mason went 8-2-0 against A-10 opponents during the regular season. The Patriots have won six straight matches and eight of the last nine games overall.
Emma van der Vorst
, who was named A-10 Rookie of the Week five times, led the conference in goals (13) and points (30) and tied for first in game-winners (5) during the regular season.
Nationally, van der Vorst enters the weekend tied for 10th in goals (14), tied for 14th in points (32) and tied for fourth in game-winners (6).
Mason senior midfielder Emily Littell
finished second on the team with a career-high five goals and was second on the club in points (12). Among A-10 leaders, Littell is tied for seventh in game-winners (3), tied for 16th in goals and tied for 18th in points.
Senior midfielder Rebecca Callison
leads the team and ranks tied for sixth in the A-10 in assists (6).
Sophomore midfielder Kayla Hamric
and redshirt freshman Olivia Reese
are tied for third on the club in goals (3), while Hamric is third on the squad in points (9).
Mason graduate student Jewel Christian
is tied for second on the team in assists (4) and is fourth in points (8).
Mason redshirt junior goalkeeper Morgan Symmers
(16 games/1284 minutes) has a 12-3-0 record and a 1.12 goals against average. She has posted a 7-1-0 mark against A-10 opponents this season, with four of the wins by shutout.
Symmers, who had a streak of 370:31 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal over seven appearances from Sept. 27-Oct. 21, ranks fourth in the league in wins (12).
Sophomore goalkeeper Louisa Moser
(6 games/378 minutes) has a 2-2-0 record and a 1.90 goals against average.
Mason has had 11 different players tally at least one goal and 13 players record at least one point, while seven players have recorded at least one game-winning goal.
Mason and Saint Louis did not meet during the regular season. The Patriots are 3-1-0 all-time against the Billikens.
SCOUTING SAINT LOUIS
The top-seeded Billikens have an overall record of 16-3-1 and finished the regular season with a mark of 10-0-0 in A-10 play. Saint Louis went 10-0-1 at home and 6-3-0 on the road.
Freshman midfielder Hannah Friedrich leads the team and is second in the A-10 in goals (10). She is also tied for second in the conference in both assists (7) and points (27).
Junior forward Alyssa Seitzer is tied for fourth in the league in goals (9), tied for sixth in points (19) and tied for third in game-winners (4).
Senior forward Maddie Pokorny ranks seventh in the A-10 in goals (8) and is tied for 10th in points (18).
Junior goalkeeper Olivia Silverman (20 games/1721) has a 15-3-1 record with a 0.47 goals against average. She leads the A-10 in games played, wins, goals against average and shutouts (11).
Eight of the Atlantic 10 Conference's 14 teams qualified for the tournament, with the top four seeds earning a home game.
The top four seeds have all advanced to championship weekend at Baujan Field in Dayton, Ohio.
The semifinals will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 (#1 Saint Louis vs. #4 George Mason, #2 VCU vs. #3 Saint Joseph's). The championship game will take place on Sunday, Nov. 4.
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