Men’s soccer earn fifth Atlantic 10 regular season title with 6-2 record

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Men’s soccer earn fifth Atlantic 10 regular season title with 6-2 record

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The Billikens saw the end of their regular season in Washington, D.C. against the George Washington Colonials, losing 1-0 after surrendering a goal in the final ten minutes of play.

After sitting out six games due to injury, SLU brought a familiar face back to the goal. Junior goalie Sascha Otte played all 90 minutes for the Billikens, recording three saves.

The first half of play showed no clearly dominant team between the two. Both squads took four shots on goal, earned two corner kicks and each goalie made a save apiece.

George Washington, who needed a result to qualify for the A-10 tournament, came out in the second half with a much more urgent tone, firing 9 shots to SLU’s one. In the 82nd minute, the Colonials earned a free kick just outside the box. A George Washington midfielder tucked the ball into the left corner to give the Colonials  a 1-0 lead.

SLU was unable to answer and dropped to 6-2 in Atlantic 10 play. George Washington moved to 3-3-2 in A-10 play, but was unable to make it into the conference tournament.

The men earned their fifth A-10 regular-season title since joining the league in 2005. They will be the top seed in the conference tournament on Nov. 10-13 in Davidson, N.C. They face Dayton at 10 a.m. SLU will play the winner of the match between UMass and VCU. On the other side of the bracket, Fordham takes on Duquesne and La Salle faces Rhode Island.

SLU took down Dayton this year in a 1-0 victory off a goal from freshman forward Saadiq Mohammed.