Typically a stingy defense is the key ingredient to earning a victory, but Friday evening happened to be an exception as the No. 9 Washington University women’s basketball team lost to No. 13 University of Rochester 56-51 in Rochester, New York.
The home crowd erupted when sophomore guard Kevin Kucera connected on a 30 foot buzzer beater over a Yellowjacket defender. Not that it mattered.
After trailing by three points at halftime, the Washington University women’s basketball team exploded for 26 points in the third quarter en route to a 59-38 victory over No. 7 University of Rochester on Friday night at the Field House.
By the rankings, the University Athletic Association has the deepest crop of volleyball teams in Division III. With four UAA teams ranked in the top 25 in the country this season, the most of any conference, gone are the days when Washington University could sweep through its conference schedule with ease.
Junior forward Melissa Gilkey scored her 1,000th career point and tallied 39 points across two weekend games as Washington University’s second-ranked women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 13. The Bears played their closest games of the season in defeating the University of Rochester 65-58 and Emory University 69-61.
When the dust settled, the No. 5 Washington University women’s soccer team knew the season wouldn’t end next weekend. Wash. U. defeated the University of Rochester 2-1 Friday and Case Western Reserve University 3-0 Sunday to win the University Athletic Association, its eighth conference title overall and first since 2009, earning a trip to the NCAA tournament for the seventh straight season.
Given two weeks to stew after ending its last tournament with a loss, the No. 1 Washington University women’s volleyball team was eager to return to the court and reestablish its winning ways.
On the road for the first time since January 15th, Washington University’s 25th-ranked men’s basketball team fell to the University of Rochester 94-84 on Friday. Senior Dylan Richter led the way for the Bears with 20 points, including his 1000th point as a Bear.
The No. 8 Washington University women’s basketball team hit the road for the first time in two weeks and opened the weekend with a 60-55 upset win over fifth-ranked University of Rochester.
The Washington University women’s basketball team faced a pair of strong opponents this weekend in University Athletic Association play and came away with one win and one loss. The Bears defeated their rival, the Emory University Eagles, on Sunday afternoon. The game was hard-fought from start to finish and went into overtime before the Bears prevailed, 83-80.
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