Area College Notebook: SIUE women’s soccer looking for more success | College Sports

Area College Notebook: SIUE women’s soccer looking for more success | College Sports

“We return most of our scoring and should be extremely strong down the middle of the field,’’ said Burton, in his 14th season as head coach at SIUE. “We have quality depth all over the field, which should help us as we play a fall schedule after playing last spring.”

In a preseason vote, the Cougars were picked as the league favorite.

“It’s based on last year, so it really doesn’t move my needle one way or the other,’’ Burton said. “No matter what anybody else says, we still have to go out and get the job done on the field.”

SIUC wins War for the Wheel

Quarterback Nic Baker completed 25 of 34 passes for a school-record 460 yards and four touchdowns as the visiting Salukis rolled to a 47-21 win Thursday at Southeast Missouri State in the team’s annual War for the Wheel rivalry game. SEMO leads the series 42-39-8.

On the game’s first play from scrimmage, Baker hooked up with Avante Cox on a 99-yard TD pass. The Salukis led 28-7 at the half and were up 38-7 midway through the third quarter.

Golan gets first Mizzou win

With a 3-1 victory over visiting Indiana State late last week, Mizzou soccer picked win No. 1 under new coach Stephanie Golan. Golan, then Stephanie Kraay, starred at Francis Howell North High and helped the Knights win a state title in 1995.

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