UMSL men's soccer players Patrick Ream (left) and Tony Auck

UMSL men's soccer players Patrick Ream (left), senior goalkeeper, and Tony Auck, sophomore back, played an integral role in the team's 2012 success. Both players were named to the All-GLVC Third Team. (Photos by Danny Reise)

The University of Missouri–St. Louis men’s soccer team wrapped a successful season Sunday, ending with a last-minute defeat in the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship game. Two days earlier, the GLVC honored two UMSL Tritons players for their contributions over the course of the season. Senior goalkeeper Patrick Ream and sophomore back Tony Auck were named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference Third Team.

Ream started all 20 games in goal, logging more than 1,835 minutes. He allowed just 16 goals, while recording 70 saves. Ream had nine shutouts this season, which tied the fourth-best single-season mark in UMSL history. His nine shutouts rank second in the GLVC.

Auck was a mainstay in the backfield, usually assigned to the top opposing forwards. His efforts helped UMSL to nine shutouts and just 16 goals allowed.

The duo played an integral role in the Tritons’ success this season.

UMSL finished 12-7-1 overall, the program’s best mark since the 1996 team finished 12-7-2. Additionally, the Tritons reached the GLVC Tournament Championship for the first time since 1999. They lost 2-1 to Rockhurst University (Kansas City, Mo.). Rockhurst, ranked fifth nationally, scored the game-winning goal with just 54 seconds to play.

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