After beating Rhodes College on Wednesday night, 80-55, the No. 10 Washington University men’s basketball team is off to its hottest start since the fall of 2012, when the Bears won their first eight games and ended up winning the University Athletic Association championship.
Katy Mockett has started all but one game in the last two years for the Washington University women’s soccer team. Ahead of Saturday’s first round playoff matchup with Maryville University in Tennessee, I sat down with Mockett to discuss how she balances academics and soccer as well as her mentality heading into the playoffs.
Three interceptions in the first quarter. Yes, you read that correctly. The Washington University football team had three interceptions in the first 15 minutes against Augustana College on Saturday.
Coming into Saturday’s rain-soaked match in Bloomington, Ill., Washington University and Illinois Wesleyan University had been locked in a 9-9 tie all-time. Ever since the teams’ first matchup in 1899, neither one had the overall upper hand. That changed on Saturday, as the Bears blew away the Titans, 21-0, to improve to 5-2 on the year.
To anyone who thought that the Washington University football team had reached its defensive pinnacle in its last game against Carthage College, the Bears’ matchup against the North Park University Vikings on Saturday was a major sign that Wash. U. still had heads to turn.
The scoring for the Washington University women’s soccer team’s 2019 season was kicked off by an unlikely source. In the Bears’ 3-0 win against Calvin University on Friday, a corner kick from sophomore Erin Flynn boggled around the box and found itself at the feet of sophomore center back Gabbie Cesarone.
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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