ST. LOUIS - Atlantic 10 defending champion and preseason favorite Saint Louis jumped on top early and never looked back en route to a 3-0 victory over the St. Bonaventure women's soccer team Sunday afternoon.
It took just 7:08 for the Billikens (10-3-1, 5-0 A-10) to show why they are one of the nation's top teams.
Hannah Friedrich took advantage of a ball popped into the box from Emily Groark, heading a shot past the keeper for a 1-0 lead.
Saint Louis doubled its advantage just under four minutes later, using a corner to score. Isabel Burke completed the set piece with a shot into the net for a 2-0 advantage.
Evie Lavelle scored with a sliding shot for a 3-0 lead 29 minutes in and that would be more than enough for the hosts.
The Billikens dominated every category, firing 19 shots and never allowing the Bonnies (4-8-1, 0-4-1) any offensive traction with just one shot on the day.
The Bonnies look to bounce back at home next Sunday, hosting Richmond at the Marra Athletics Complex. Kickoff for that match is slated for 1 p.m.
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