The top 10 Wash. U. sports moments of 2016

Read to relive the top 10 Wash. U. athletic moments from 2016.

and | Staff Reporters

Taken from the park: Aly Wayne’s improbable run to the top

On Nov. 21, 2015, Aly Wayne, not a member of the Washington University women’s cross-country team just a month earlier, was the second-fastest Bear and the 47th fastest Division III runner at the NCAA Championships in Wisconsin, far from the fields of St. Louis.

| Sports Editor

This time, a win: Women’s soccer wins program’s first national championship

Because of a strong defense, a little bit of luck and a perfect string of penalty kicks, the Red and Green are national champions.

| Senior Sports Editor

Women’s basketball rides bench play to keep undefeated record

The No. 7 Washington University women’s basketball team defeated University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 89-58, Saturday at Platteville’s Bo Ryan Court, moving to 6-0 in large part due to stellar bench play.

Anna Schoenfeld | Contributing Reporter

Men’s basketball offense goes quiet in final minutes vs. Eau Claire

Held without a field goal for the final seven and a half minutes of play, the Washington University men’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the season in the 33rd Annual Lopata Classic Championship game to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Saturday night at the Wash. U. Field House.

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Swimming and diving completes fall season with Miami, Wheaton Invitationals

The Washington University swimming and diving team competed in its last meet of 2016 this weekend, participating in both the Wheaton Invitational in Wheaton, Ill. and the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.

Jon Lewis | Contributing Reporter

And then there were four, again

For the second year in a row, the Washington University women’s soccer team has made it to the NCAA Division III tournament Final Four.

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One stop short of miraculous

Pulling upset after upset and riding a suddenly fierce offense, the Washington University volleyball team’s improbable run in the NCAA tournament finally came to an end on their final night in Oshkosh, Wis.

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Cowgirls, Tigers and Bears, oh my

The Washington University women’s soccer team will play in the Final Four for the second time in two years after two tight victories this past weekend. The No. 8-ranked Bears defeated No. 10 Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) in penalty kicks after a 0-0 draw on Saturday, and the following day pulled out 1-0 win over No. 2 Trinity University.

Anna Schoenfeld | Contributing Reporter

Women’s, men’s cross country cap off season with pair of top-four finishes

The Washington University women’s cross-country team finished second, while the men’s team finished fourth Saturday at the NCAA Division III Championships at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky.

| Sports Editor