The No. 2 volleyball team extended its winning streak to a season-high 15 matches Oct. 22 at the Field House, as it knocked off Division II Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 3-0. With the win, the Bears, who have not lost since Sept. 19, upped their record to 25-3. The Bears took the match in straight games, 30-27, 30-28, 32-30.
Junior Colleen Winter totaled a team season-high 20 kills in the match, as well as a .385 hitting percentage. She also led WUSTL with 14 digs. Senior right side hitter Cindy McPeak also reached double figures in kills with 10. Sophomore setter Kara Liefer put together another solid effort, registering seven kills, 48 assists and six digs. Classmate Nicole Hodgman notched 10 digs. WUSTL is 7-3 all-time against SIU-Edwardsville.
The football team evened its re-cord at 4-4 and moved into sole possession of first place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) as the Bears posted a 38-10 victory over Case Western Reserve University Oct. 25 at Finnigan Field. The defense was the big story for the Bears as Washington U. had three interceptions and tied a UAA record by allowing just 14 yards rushing. The Bears held the 12th-ranked offense in Division III to 207 yards total offense. CWRU running back Brandon McDowell, who entered the game seventh in Division III in rushing yards per game (150.3), was held to seven yards on 12 carries.
On the Bears opening possession, sophomore A.C. Dike capped an eight-play, 40-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to give WUSTL a 7-0 lead with 10:15 left in the first quarter. The Bears led 24-10 at the half and totaled 240 yards of offense in the first half, while allowing just two yards on the ground for the Spartans.
Adam Meranda finished 17 of 26 for 219 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. Brad Duesing led the Bears with five catches for 62 yards, and he moved into a tie for second place on the all-time list with 129 receptions and fifth place on the all-time receiving yards list with 1,916 yards. Junior Jeff Buening added four catches for 64 yards, and Dike had two rushing touchdowns as the Bears’ offense totaled 433 yards.
The men’s soccer team outshot Webster University 21-10 and had a 12-1 advantage on corner kicks, but could only find the net once as the Bears and the Gorloks played to a 1-1 tie Oct. 22 at Francis Field. Washington U. got on the board in the ninth minute as junior Steve Bujarski beat two Webster defenders down the sideline before sending a cross to junior Allen Gleckner, who headed home his second goal of the year. Webster, which had six of its 10 shots in the opening half, tied the game in the 31st minute as junior Allen Basic gathered a loose ball and drove a shot from 20 yards out.
The No. 16 women’s soccer team shut out William Woods University 7-0 Oct. 25 behind freshman MeghanMarie Fowler-Finn’s first career hat trick. With the three goals, Fowler-Finn leads the Bears (10-2-3) with 10 goals. Holding a 1-0 lead at the half, Washington U. burst out of the gates in the second stanza, when Fowler-Finn tallied all three of her goals on just three shots. Senior Kim Raess netted the game-winner in the first half, her fourth goal of the year. Megan Morley, Stephanie Ackerman and Jenny Southworth also posted one goal each to round out the scoring. WUSTL outshot William Woods 16-3 in the game and also held a 6-2 corner kick advantage. Junior Charlotte Felber picked up the win in goal for the Bears, improving her 2003 record to 10-2-3.