The Webster University Gorlok Men’s soccer team polished off their regular season play with a 11-0 victory against the Iowa Wesleyan College (Iowa.) Tigers. The 11 goals tied the Webster record for the amount of goals in a game.
With the win, the Gorloks finish the regular season in a three-way tie for first place in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC). The Gorloks will enter the SLIAC Tournament as the No. 3 seed losing the tiebreakers to the Fontbonne University Griffins, and Westminster College Blue Jays.
Five minutes into the match, senior forward Marc Hager tallied his second goal of the season when midfielder Korey Gauvain fed a cross pass to Hager. Hager said he was disappointed it was not much of a contest leading into the SLIAC Tournament.
“It’s nice to know that we can come in and blow a team out if we need to,” Hager said.
“At this point, it’s win or go home and we need to get the results.”
Head Coach Michael Siener said he was disappointed the Gorloks lost out on the tiebreaker due to the “Quality Win Index.” A win in the SLIAC is worth three points at home, and a road win is worth four points. The Gorloks played five home games while Westminster, and Fontbonne played five road games. The difference is the Blue Jays, and Griffins defeated Iowa Wesleyan on the road, receiving four points compared to the Gorloks’ three.
“It’s a shame because we get penalized and we didn’t get to structure the conference schedule,” Siener said. “Next year, we’ll have a game advantage based upon the schedule.”
The Gorloks will travel to the No. 2 seed Fontbonne Griffins for the semifinal round of the SLIAC Tournament at 1 p.m. on Nov. 6. The Gorloks lone SLIAC loss of the season came to the Griffins two weeks ago at Centene Stadium.
“It puts us in a good spot where we can go get back some revenge on them,” Hager said.