Catch up with what you missed in the world of WU sports this past weekend.
By the time sophomore Aidan Ryan sent a shot soaring toward the goal from 30 yards out, the Washington University men’s soccer team had already pulled away from Dominican University. When the ball ricocheted around the upper right corner of the goal, out of reach of the Stars’ goalkeeper, the Bears had put the game away for good, extending their lead to 3-0 and their win streak to three games.
The first goal of the game came just 52 seconds in, but it stuck, as the Bears remained in control throughout to win their first game of the year, 2-0, and improve to 1-1-1 on the season.
The fall sports season is already underway, from Minnesota to Francis Field and Forest Park. Here’s what you missed this week.
The team bustles with fresh faces as the newest iteration of the Washington University men’s soccer team sweats through its preseason workouts in the sweltering St. Louis heat. With one of their largest freshmen classes in years, the Bears are primed to get back on top after a 7-7-2 season last fall.
The Bears suffered their first defeat on home turf to No. 4 University of Chicago Saturday at Francis Olympic Stadium, falling to 7-7-2, where their record will remain.
Though the two teams will be wearing the same colors in both games Saturday afternoon, the stakes will be very different, with the women looking to wrap up the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament and the men fighting for their playoff lives.
At 6-6-1, the Bears entered the weekend on the cusp of the playoffs, with the opportunity to put themselves further in the hunt with wins against Brandeis and New York University. The Bears defeated Brandeis, 2-0, and tied NYU, 1-1.
Crunch time is approaching for the Washington University men’s soccer team as three crucial UAA matches near. However, a 1-0 loss Sunday afternoon at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Whitewater, Wis. complicated the Bears’ momentum heading into that crucial stretch.
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).
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