The No. 9 Bears (4-0) held on for a 73-69 win against No. 18 Wheaton to clinch the Lee Pfund Classic title on Saturday after defeating University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 72-61, on Friday in Wheaton, Ill.
In its first home games of the season, the Washington University women’s basketball team used a stifling defense to spark its offense as it nabbed two blowout victories this weekend.
In a field of talented runners and teams with national championship aspirations, Washington University was the only school to place both its men’s and women’s teams on the podium.
With a different core of senior leaders, the Washington University men’s basketball team has returned to the hardwood looking to build off last season’s 24-3 campaign that ended with a bitter defeat in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Returning a number of key players from last year’s squad, the No. 10 Washington University women’s basketball team enters this season with high hopes and expectations. The Bears return their top three scorers, now all seniors, from last season’s team that won the University Athletic Association championship but bowed out in the NCAA tournament’s second round.
By conceding a goal in the final minute of a scoreless game, the Washington University women’s soccer season ended on the Bears’ home field in devastating fashion for the second straight year.
A loss to Carnegie Mellon University gave the Bears their second losing season in five years as Wash. U. finished 4-6 overall, including an 0-5 road mark and a 1-2 record in University Athletic Association play.
For the first time in school history, a runner from both the Washington University men’s and women’s cross-country teams took home individual regional titles.
One set away from capturing their first quarterfinal trip since 2010, the No. 7 Red and Green lost in the regional finals in front of a large crowd at the Field House on Sunday by a final score of 23-25, 25-19, 18-25, 27-25 and 15-12.
Fresh off its 1-0 victory over the University of Chicago, the Washington University women’s soccer team will host the NCAA first- and second-round games for the fourth consecutive season this weekend at Francis Field. The Bears begin their postseason quest when they battle No. 25 University of Puget Sound on Saturday at 11 a.m.