20th ranked SLU
(13-3-2) defeated the University
of Louisville (9-11-2) 3-1 at Hermann Stadium before a crowd
of 1,054 on a cold Friday evening. The victory pits the Billikens
in the C-USA finals against University of Cincinnati (11-7-2),
which defeated the No. 1 seed Marquette University (10-8-1) on
penalty kicks after a 1-1 regular play and overtime tie.
Goals were scored by senior forward Jason
Cole (3) and senior forward Nick Walls (8) with assists from
Cole, junior defensive back Andy Pusateri (2), junior defensive
back Kevin Wickart (6), and senior midfielder Mike Kirchhoff
(17). The Billikens had 13 shots on goals as compared to 5 shots
on goal for the Golden Eagles.