Behind the wins: Understanding volleyball’s recent surge

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.

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Bear breakdown: A roundup of what you missed over fall break

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.

David Kim | Sports Reporters

Men’s soccer comes up short against Emory in first loss of season

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.

Jon Lewis | Contributing Reporter

Playing spoiler: Rieger might not make highlights, but integral to success

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.

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Debate logistics impacting student-athletes as event draws nearer

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.

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Fall sports by the numbers

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.

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Men’s and women’s soccer teams defeat Fontbonne on Tuesday

On Tuesday evening, the Washington University men’s and women’s soccer teams both shut out their Wydown Boulevard rival, Fontbonne University. The women dominated the Griffins by a 2-0 score, while the men were able to convert late in the game and push to a 1-0 win.

Anna Schoenfeld | Contributing Reporter

Football rides staunch defense to top Berry

With less than five minutes left against Berry College, it looked like the Washington University football team was in for a nail-biter.

Jon Lewis | Contributing Reporter

Volleyball captures two of three in first taste of conference play

The Washington University volleyball team beat No. 16 Carnegie Mellon University in four sets to kick off its first University Athletic Association round robin of the season Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Lily Wu | Contributing Reporter

Ho leads women’s tennis to singles, doubles title matches

After a weekend at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich., things are looking promising for senior Rebecca Ho, the tournament’s reigning doubles champion, and the rest of the Washington University women’s tennis team.

Isaac Jacobson | Contributing Reporter