Women’s Soccer Season Preview: Gorloks Ranked #1 in SLIAC Coaches’ Poll

| August 27, 2014
Women's soccer tops SLIAC preseason coaches' poll

Coming off a perfect 9-0 conference record and a school-record overall win total (19) in 2013, the Webster University women’s soccer team is the preseason favorite in SLIAC.

The Webster University women’s soccer team, coming off a perfect 9-0 finish in 2013, has been picked to win the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title again in 2014 in the SLIAC Coaches’ preseason poll. Last season the team set a school record for wins in a year as they finished 19-3 overall, winning their second consecutive SLIAC Tournament Championship and earning a berth in the NCAA III Championships.

Webster opens the season in Rock Island, Illinois, on Aug. 29 when they face Calvin College (Michigan). They are home on Aug. 30 to take on Edgewood College (Wisconsin) at 5 p.m. at the Soccer Park.

The team will enter the 2014 season with a balanced group of experienced returnees, and a group of talented newcomers. The 2013 Gorloks finished sixth in the NCAA III in scoring offense, third in assists, and fourth in total points. A determined and disciplined squad hopes to recreate this offensive force as it meets the challenges of the 2014 campaign.

Leading the way up top for Webster will be an eager group of talented veteran players. Senior Kristin Montgomery (2013 SLIAC First-Team All-Conference) led the team with 31 points (nine goals and 13 assists). She tied for ninth in the nation in the NCAA III for total assists, tying team captain Lauren Pratt. Pratt, a junior and a 2013 SLIAC Second-Team All-Conference selection, finished with 29 points (eight goals and 13 assists).  Fellow junior Jessica Mess tallied 19 points (seven goals and five assists), finishing second in game winning goals for the Gorloks.

Read about more about the Webster student athletes on this squad in the season preview at the Webster University Athletics site.

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