Fall sports by the numbers

Statistics from the first half of the season

| Staff Reporter

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. Under the bright lights of Francis Field, the football team sealed a 34-10 upset victory against previously unbeaten Berry College on Saturday. At Millstone Pool, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kicked off their seasons with a meet against Saint Louis University.

Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s soccer teams traveled to the University of Rochester to begin their pursuit of University Athletic Association (UAA) conference titles, and the men’s and women’s cross country teams swept the team titles just down the road from Wash. U. in Edwardsville, Ill. Rounding out the programs, women’s tennis player and senior Rebecca Ho claimed both the individual and doubles titles at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Regional. To keep you in the loop on the finer details of their seasons, here are a few other key statistics.

FOOTBALL

6,657 career passing yards for senior quarterback J.J. Tomlin, who is just 56 yards away from breaking the Wash. U. all-time record held by Thor Larsen (‘97). As the catalyst of an offense that scores nearly 35 points per game, Tomlin has navigated the Bears to their first 3-1 start since 2008. The Red and Green will hope to finish their season better than that 2008 team, which went 2-4 down the stretch to post a middling 5-5 record.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

147 wins for senior Rebecca Ho after she swept the singles and doubles championships at the ITA Central Regional on Monday. Ho secured her second career Central Regional Championship ITA singles title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory before teaming up with senior Kaylan Griffith to win her second-straight doubles title in the tournament. With the pair of victories, Ho moved into third place on the Wash. U. wins list.

MEN’S SOCCER

554 minutes without conceding a goal for the men’s soccer team. The No. 8 Bears started their season with six consecutive shutouts and a 6-0 record before allowing the first of three goals in the 15th minute against the University of Rochester. The Bears rallied to a 3-3 draw in that match, but they reignited their defensive prowess with a shutout 1-0 victory against Fontbonne University on Tuesday night.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

15 different goal scorers for the No. 15 women’s soccer team, which is already one more than the 14 players who scored a goal all of last season. Headlined by senior forward Katie Chandler, the Bears have five players leading the team with three goals apiece. On Saturday, the Red and Green (8-2-1 record) begin a four-game homestand on Saturday that features matchups against two ranked teams.

SWIMMING

130 points scored by the women’s swimming team en route to a 21-point victory over Saint Louis University on Friday. Junior Niamh O’Grady won two individual events in the 100-meter butterfly (58.23) and 200-meter individual medley (2:08.92) to lead the Bears to their second consecutive triumph over SLU.

CROSS COUNTRY

22:00.98 was the winning time for junior Aly Wayne at the John Flamer Invitational hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Saturday. Despite stiff competition from multiple Division I programs, Wayne raced to first to lead the women’s team to their third-straight title at the meet. It was the second career individual title for Wayne, who earned her first title just two weeks prior at the Gil Dodds Invitational in Wheaton, Ill.

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