The Westminster men's and women's soccer teams have a chance to wrap up this 2021 spring season today with St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championships.
The Westminster men, the No. 4 seed in their tournament, will face top-seeded Webster at 7:30 p.m. at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in St. Louis.
The Westminster women, the No. 3 seed in their tournament, match up against No. 1 Fontbonne at 1 p.m. at Centene Stadium in St. Louis.
On the men's side, Westminster opened the tournament with a 1-0 win Tuesday in the first round against fifth-seeded Greenville. The Blue Jays then knocked off third-seeded Spalding 1-0 with a golden goal in the first minute of double overtime in Thursday night's semifinal game.
Patrick Wisnewski scored Westminster's goal against Greenville, with Justin Gerdiman and Freddy Nene credited with an assist. In the semifinals, Andrew Sprengel scored the golden goal on a header from Philip Udinyiwe.
Chase Vogt made five saves in each game, recording a pair of shutouts for the Blue Jays.
Westminster heads into tonight's matchup with an 8-4-1 record, while Webster is 11-1-1.
The Gorloks defeated eighth-seeded Principia 7-0 in the first round and also won 2-1 in double overtime Thursday against seventh-seeded Fontbonne.
In their regular-season meeting April 14 at Westminster Field, Webster defeated Westminster 4-1.
The Westminster men are seeking their sixth SLIAC Tournament title. The Blue Jays won five straight from 2013-17.
Webster is going for its first SLIAC Tournament championship since 2012.
On the women's side, Westminster posted a 4-0 win Monday in the first round at home against sixth-seeded Iowa Wesleyan. On Wednesday, the Blue Jays won 2-1 on the road against second-seeded Webster in the semifinals.
Rachel Nolte, Kelsey Gordan, Natalie Schulte and Maddy Lawton each scored a goal against Iowa Wesleyan. Schulte added two assists and Lauren Halamicek also had an assist.
Against Webster, Nolte scored Westminster's first goal, assisted by Schulte, then Lawton scored on a penalty kick in the 89th minute to secure a berth in the title game.
Megan Davidson recorded 11 saves this postseason — 10 against Webster — and has a shutout in goal for the Blue Jays.
Westminster has a 9-3 record this season, while Fontbonne is 11-0.
The Griffins routed eighth-seeded Blackburn 9-0 in Monday's first-round matchup and won 2-0 against fifth-seeded Greenville on Wednesday in the semifinals.
Westminster and Fontbonne met twice in the regular season. The Griffins won both games, taking the first game 2-0 on March 13 in St. Louis and winning 2-1 on April 3 in Fulton.
The Westminster women are seeking their third SLIAC Tournament championship, previously winning in 2015 and 2018. Fontbonne last won the conference tournament in 1996, the Griffins' only title.