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University of Cincinnati at St. Louis University 17 November 2002
20th ranked SLU (14-3-2) captured the C-USA championship with a 3-2 victory over the University of Cincinnati (11-8-2) at Hermann Stadium before a crowd of 1,246 on a typical Fall afternoon in St. Louis. SLU led at the half on a goal by senior midfielder Joe Hammes (22). Cincinnati tied the score on a penalty kick early in the second half. The Billikens took the lead 2-1 on a goal by senior midfielder Mike Kirchhoff (17), only to have the scored tied again by the Bearcats. Senior forward Jason Cole (3) helped SLU to regain the lead off a corner kick late in the game. The Billikens were able to control the last 14 minutes of play to preserve the final margin of victory.

Billikens senior midfielder Mike Kirchhoff (17) helped the Billikens regain the lead early second half with this goal off a corner kick.

SLU senior forward Jason Cole (3) gave the Billikens their final margin of victory with another goal off a corner kick.

Billikens senior forward Nick Walls (8) kept the pressure on Cincinnati's goalkeeper while posting two assists.

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