The Washington University women’s basketball team won its second consecutive game on Monday, defeating Greenville University 71-55.
The Bears said goodbye and said hello; revisited the past and confronted the present; and experienced heartbreaking losses and thrilling victories. Without further ado, here are Student Life’s top 10 sports moments of 2018.
The men’s basketball team defeated No. 25 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges but lost to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville this weekend.
The Bears were nearly flawless in 2018. But the postseason is a cruel game of musical chairs. Instead, the Bears are left not with a throne but outside the ballroom entirely, to the bitter aftertaste of a single blemish: 21-1.
It was a productive weekend for the Washington University swimming and diving teams as they competed in the Denison Invitational. The men’s team placed third in their competition, while the women’s team placed fifth.
The team had a successful showing at Saturday’s Titan First Chance meet in Bloomington, Ill., heading into winter break on a high note. Event organizers did not calculate team scores on Saturday, but the Bears did rack up four first place finishes and a number of personal records.
There is no more margin of error. The initial 21 wins in the rearview, Wash. U. needs to collect two more without a loss to claim the title of best in Division III. The Red and Green face No. 3 Middlebury College in the Final Four Friday at UNCG Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.
While many students went home for some time off and turkey last week, there was little rest for the Washington University basketball teams this Thanksgiving break as they continued their seasons through the holiday weekend.
The women defeated two-time defending champion Johns Hopkins by a single point to capture the second NCAA championship in program history. Junior Paige Lawler, graduate student Wayne, junior Sophie Watterson, senior Lisa Gorham and senior Molly Shepherd composed the group that brought the title back to Wash. U.
This weekend, the Washington University women’s soccer team advanced to the Final Four after wins against No. 23 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and No. 15 Wheaton College. In an action-packed weekend of soccer, the Bears withstood tough performances from both opponents to advance to their fifth Final Four appearance in school history.