With the Washington University volleyball team already up two sets to zero, sophomore Ifeoma Ufondu went up for a kill against Wittenberg University, only to have it stuffed by a pair of blockers at the net. Without missing a beat, she volleyed the ricochet over the net and into open court, behind the surprised Tigers defenders.
It wasn’t pretty, but the Washington University football team got the job done again Saturday, edging out Millsaps College 31-28 in a thriller in Jackson, Miss.
The decisive goal came in the 107th minute, when a long throw from the Warhawks led to a contested possession in Washington University’s box.
hat do you get when you try to predict a playoff series between “the best team in baseball by a long-shot” Chicago Cubs and a banged-up Cleveland Indians roster that somehow sailed through the postseason with unlikely performances from its pitching staff?
As the end of the regular season quickly approaches, Washington University volleyball is in a position to enter the playoffs either through the conference’s automatic bid or by the grace of an at-large bid, thanks to the team’s No. 16 national ranking.
While fall break provided Washington University students a brief reprieve from midterms and schoolwork, there was no rest for members of the football, volleyball, soccer and cross-country teams, who continued action through the weekend.
As the final whistle blew at the South Campus field on Saturday afternoon, the men’s soccer team was visibly frustrated. After giving up a goal in the 86th minute, the team suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of conference rival Emory University.
As a defender, junior Chris Rieger, of the Washington University men’s soccer team, is used to his performance not making the highlight reel or being reflected on the stat sheet. But—as someone who has played center back his whole life—that suits Rieger just fine.
Teams of construction crews have spent the past week constructing podiums, building a fence and planting shrubs—all to turn the Athletic Complex into the biggest media venue in the entire country for one raucous night.
If you managed to jump over the temporary wall around the Athletic Complex this past weekend, you’d know that there’s no debating whether the Washington University fall sports season is in full swing.