On Friday afternoon, Zoe Vernon was feeling the love. With the Bears stampeding back from a 14-point deficit, the junior forward came off the bench to score eight points in the final two minutes of regulation. That effort lifted the No. 10 ranked Washington University women’s basketball team dramatic comeback fashion 57-54 over Carnegie Mellon University.
Typically a stingy defense is the key ingredient to earning a victory, but Friday evening happened to be an exception as the No. 9 Washington University women’s basketball team lost to No. 13 University of Rochester 56-51 in Rochester, New York.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is currently in Santa Clara, California, preparing for the 2016 Super Bowl, but many did not envision that he would make it to this stage.
After trailing by three points at halftime, the Washington University women’s basketball team exploded for 26 points in the third quarter en route to a 59-38 victory over No. 7 University of Rochester on Friday night at the Field House.
After clawing their way to a two-point lead through 30 minutes, the No. 8 Washington University Women’s Basketball team went ice cold in the fourth quarter, missing seven of their last eight from the field on their way to a 66-64 loss to No. 9 New York University Sunday afternoon in the Field House.
Winter is coming, and while the thought of relaxing at home for the holidays may pacify some students, the Washington University women’s soccer team must stay sharp for its final week of tournament action. On Friday, the Bears will square off in the city of fountains against No. 1 Messiah College (22-0-2) with a chance to advance to the finals the next day.
This was not the first time the Washington University women’s soccer team exited Francis Field with tears running down their face—but on Sunday afternoon, the players were crying tears of joy.
The weather is colder and the days are shorter, but the Washington University women’s soccer team does not seem to be slowing down. In the opening rounds of the NCAA Division III tournament in Granville, Ohio, the Bears took down York College 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and then followed up with a 1-0 victory against Denison University on Sunday.
On Saturday, both the Washington University men’s and women’s soccer teams travelled to the Windy City to take on the University of Chicago in their regular season finales. With a University Athletic Association title on the line, women defeated the Maroons 2-0, clinching the conference title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament in the process.
Katie Chandler has had quite a hectic weekend out on Francis Field. On Friday evening, the junior knocked in a game-winning goal late in the second overtime period to propel the Washington University women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over the previously undefeated No. 3 Carnegie Mellon University.