UW-La Crosse is the Washington University women’s soccer team’s next hurdle. Beyond that, either University of Chicago or Wheaton College lie in wait.
In the most dramatic moment of the 2017 Washington University men’s soccer season so far, freshman forward Will Sproule scored in the 102nd minute in his first college appearance, and the Bears moved to 5-0-1 with a 1-0 win Saturday at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.
The Washington University women’s soccer team played two games at Francis Field last week, rolling past Fontbonne University, 5-0, in Wednesday’s Wydown Showdown before they couldn’t quite put away Wheaton College in a double overtime 2-2 tie Saturday.
Down one and nearly halfway through the third quarter, the No. 6 Washington University women’s basketball team was battling for tournament survival against No. 24 Wheaton College. But back-to-back buckets from sophomore forward Madeline Homoly ignited a 14-4 run to put the Bears up for good.
With a last-second victory against the University of Chicago last weekend, the Washington University women’s basketball team clinched the UAA championship, guaranteeing them an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament and their 28th consecutive playoff appearance.
It was that type of feel-good weekend for the No. 17 Washington University men’s soccer team, who remain undefeated after beating rival Wheaton College 1-0 on Friday and dominating No. 16 Luther College 4-0 on Sunday in a pair of home games.
In what has become a common theme this year, the Washington University women’s soccer team called upon the foot of senior Olivia Lillegraven to inject much-needed offense—and for the fourth and fifth time this season she provided, netting two goals in six minutes and leading the Bears to a 3-1 victory over No. 23 Wheaton College on Saturday afternoon.
Playing in front of the largest crowd of the season under the lights of Francis Field, the Washington University men’s soccer team came up short in a 1-0 loss to No. 14 Wheaton College on Friday.
Last season, the Washington University women’s soccer team entered overtime against Wheaton College in a scoreless game, but a Wheaton goal in the 95th minute delivered a crushing loss to the Bears on their home field and dashed any hopes of an unbeaten season.
A solid game plan, proper adjustments, and strong team effort put the No. 3 Washington University women’s soccer team in position to take out national No. 1 and familiar Bears’ foe Wheaton College Saturday at Francis Field. But missed opportunities and one Wheaton shot that found the back of the net led to a 1-0 overtime loss.