While Washington University students rested during Fall Break, the Red and Green sports teams kept on chugging along, completing a successful four-day weekend to enter the home stretch. Here’s a snapshot of what you may have missed while you were letting loose (or catching up on your snoozes).
All but one fall team is ranked; women’s golf and women’s soccer stand No. 1 in Division III; the cross country squads and volleyball remain top-10; and men’s soccer just entered the top-25 in the nation. Things are getting serious around Danforth Campus—here’s what’s in store as we transition from the former portion of the calendar to the latter.
The Washington University Volleyball team emerged from the Wash. U invitational this weekend unconquered and with a win over a top five team.
Down 10-18 and trailing by two sets, the Washington University volleyball team dug in and fought back, putting together a 5-1 run and closing the distance. But it wasn’t enough, as the Maroons of the University of Chicago were able to hold on to take the set and match 0-3.
After defeating No. 10 Illinois Wesleyan University Wednesday night, the Bears hosted four opponents during this weekend’s Bear Invite and dispatched all of them in turn, including a trio of 3-0 sweeps and a victory over No. 13 Carthage College.
The volleyball team played their first games of the season on the road at Transylvania University this past weekend
Fall sports start this Friday, with 10 Bear sports events through Labor Day. Here’s what fans of the Red and Green can look forward to as the autumn season commences.
Before the season starts, expectations can run wild. We asked our staff for the hottest takes they had about this season of fall sports at Washington University. These are their responses
The Bears are back to school, some bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, some for the final marathon, but all in pursuit of No. 23 to add to the Red and Green trophy cabinet. Optimism sweeps summer into autumn, but there’s also a bit of annoyance in the air—and it’s not just the construction. Let’s take a look at what the Wash. U. sports teams have to feel good about and where they may want to study up before the homework piles up.
Walby is looking to continue facing tough teams but with an extreme change of scenery. In January, she plans to take Wash. U.’s current team to Brazil to face the competition south of the equator and reward the team’s hard work with a “bit of a working vacation.”