Men’s soccer defeated in double OT on senior night

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After a four-game winning streak, the Billikens men’s soccer team fell to George Washington 1-0 in double overtime at Hermann Stadium on Saturday night, Nov. 7.

The Bills outshot the Colonials 8-6 and forced the George Washington keeper to make five saves.

Eight different SLU players had one shot on goal apiece, but the Billikens could not find the back of the net in the 100 minutes of play.

After a scoreless first overtime, the Colonials finished the job off a penalty kick within the first minute of the second overtime.

This game was the last at Hermann Stadium for nine seniors: goalie David Andre, forward Vince Cicciarelli, defender Tyler David, defender Julian Gieseke, midfielder David Graydon, forward Faik Hajderovic, defender Marco Heskamp, defender Filip Pavisic and midfielder Francisco Vizcaino.

Andre played the whole game, his first start of the season, and recorded two saves.

Hajderovic and Cicciarelli had one shot each during the course of the game.

SLU fell to 8-6-2 and 4-2-2 in Atlantic-10 play while George Washington advanced to 10-7-0 and 6-2-0 in the A-10, giving them the regular-season title.

The Bills are still holding a tight defense as they allowed only three shots on goal.  Five of their last eight games were shutouts.  They’re tied for the lead in fewest goals allowed and shutouts, and lead the A-10 in conference shutouts this season.

The offense is still going strong as well.  Cicciarelli and Pavisic each have five goals on the season.  Junior forward Joe Saad leads the team with five assists, and junior midfielder Jair Minors has three goals.

Hajderovic currently sits at the top of the active NCAA Division I players for total career assists with 25, and Graydon is fourth with 23.

Pavisic leads the A-10 in game-winning goals in conference play with two.  Sophomore goalie Sascha Otte is 13th among active NCAA Divison Igoalkeepers with 19 career shutouts.

With the conclusion of regular season, the men press on into post-season play.  They travel to Fairfax, Virginia this weekend as the third seed in the A-10 Conference tournament.  Kickoff is at 7 p.m. against Rhode Island.