One week after losing all but one game to the University of Chicago, the No. 16 Washington University women’s tennis team bounced back over the weekend with a 9-0 sweep of the University of Southern Indiana, a NCAA Division-II team.
The Bears learned Monday that they would be one of four teams receiving a first-round bye in this year’s NCAA tournament. This weekend, Wash. U. will host its second-round matchup against the winner of Thursday’s game between Loras College and Greenville College. The Red and Green defeated both squads earlier in the season.
The tradition of excellent matches between the Washington University women’s volleyball team and Juniata College continued this weekend – and the recent trend of the Bears coming out on top stayed intact as well.
Two was the magic number for the Washington University men’s soccer team this weekend. The team recorded a pair of 2-0 shutouts, and Sunday’s match saw two Bears score their first goals in a Wash. U. uniform.
Senior tailback Jim O’Brien took the handoff from the 10-yard line on 3rd and 1, stepped to his right and cut easily through the big hole, picking up the first down. Not yet finished, O’Brien bounced outside, stiff-armed a Knox College defender and dove for the pylon, earning Washington University’s first touchdown of the year of Saturday night’s 34-3 victory.
Heading into the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships this weekend, the No. 2 Washington University men’s tennis team showed a taste of what it’s capable of by capturing two 8-1 victories over NAIA No. 18 Lindenwood University on Monday and No. 19 McKendree University on Tuesday.
After a six-month hiatus from playing at home, the Washington University women’s tennis team delivered its second consecutive home win last Wednesday with a 7-2 victory over Lindenwood University. The Bears jumped out to a 3-0 lead, sweeping doubles competition. Doubles teams consisting of freshman Kate Klein and junior Karina Kocemba, and juniors Jaclyn Bild and Elise Sambol, each snagged 8-2 victories.
Zero. That’s the number of errors the Washington University softball team committed in the last four games, in their doubleheader sweeps of Millikin University and Illinois Wesleyan University. That’s the stat that players and coaches are proud of. “I’m very, very proud of our defense, especially our infield,” senior co-captain Ashton Hitchcock said.
With the Washington University women’s basketball team taking the national championship this past weekend, head coach Nancy Fahey won her fifth title at Wash. U. as she improved her all-time record here to 571-100 (.851 percent).
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