By the numbers: Fall Bears sports
Roughly one month into the fall season, Student Life took a look at some of the most noteworthy statistics from the Bears.
1: Goal allowed by women’s soccer through 11 games this season. In 832 minutes of play, sophomore goalkeeper Amy French has let only one shot slip into the net, and reserve freshmen goalkeepers Nina Gerson and Lizzy Crist have shut out opponents in an additional 166 minutes. The Bears are tied for the best shutout percentage in Division III and have a 10-1 record and No. 3 national ranking.
6: Consecutive losses by the women’s soccer team against Wheaton College, to whom the Bears surrendered their only goal this season. Wash. U. tied Wheaton 0-0 in 2009 and last defeated the Thunder in 2006, losing two more games in between.
3: Events won by sophomore swimmer Kristalyn McAfee in a meet against Division I St. Louis University on Sept. 27. McAfee finished first in the 100-yard freestyle and the 200 free and was part of the winning 200-free relay team.
4: Assists by senior forward Jeremy Kirkwood against Greenville College Sept. 25, a Wash. U. school record. Kirkwood has a team-leading five assists despite playing in only five games because of injury.
6: Rank of volleyball middle hitter Caroline Dupont among Division III freshmen in hitting percentage at .357. Dupont has only 51 attack errors, and her 193 kills are second-best on the team behind fellow freshman Rexi Sheredy.
14: Years since the volleyball team have been ranked outside the top 10 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association national poll. The Bears dropped to No. 11 this week after a loss to the University of Chicago.
7: Seed of men’s tennis doubles partners Ross Putterman, a junior, and Jeremy Bush, a freshman, when they won the USTA/ITA Central Region Doubles Championship Sept. 29. Putterman and Bush will play in the USTA/ITA Small College Championships in Fort Myers, Fla., this weekend.
18: Division I schools defeated by men’s cross country at the Greater Louisville Classic Oct. 5. The Bears’ top five scorers were outrun only by the top five of the University of Louisville and University of Tennessee, while Wash. U. defeated schools like Texas A&M University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The women’s cross-country team beat six Division I opponents.
5.7: Points-per-game scored by the football team in its first three games, including two losses.
37.5: Points per-game scored by football in last two games, both wins.
75: Percentage of tournaments won by the women’s golf team this season. The Bears have claimed first in three of four, not winning only in a fourth-place finish in the O’Brien National Invitational.
100: Percentage of women’s tennis players that won at least one match in the team’s first tournament, the USTA/ITA Central Regional. Freshman Rebecca Ho won eight matches of the Bears’ 45 total and advanced to the singles semifinal.