Women’s soccer extends non-losing streak to nine

The women’s soccer team posted a tie and a win last week to extended its non-losing streak to nine, the fifth-longest in school history. The Bears played regional foe Illinois Wesleyan University Sept. 24 at Francis Field and posted a 1-1 draw. The Titans looked like they had the game won until WUSTL freshman MeghanMarie Fowler-Finn snuck through the Illinois Wesleyan defense to tie the game at the 88:19 mark. On Sept. 28, Fowler-Finn headed home her second game-winning goal of the season in the 85th minute as the Bears (7-1-2) posted a 2-1 win over McKendree College. Fowler-Finn, who netted her team-leading fifth goal of the season, took a cross from junior Lindsey Ulkus and beat McKendree goalkeeper Natalie Jameson with a header that went under Jameson’s arms.

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The football team dropped a heartbreaker, 17-13, Sept. 27 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. It was the Engineers’ first win in the series in the past 10 meetings. With the Bears leading 13-10 and less than seven minutes on the clock, the Engineers put together a 13-play, 80-yard drive, capped off by Joe Kachmar’s 9-yard touchdown run to go ahead for good. Rose-Hulman’s Matt Jackson sealed the win with an interception on the first play of the Bears final possession. WUSTL quarterback Adam Meranda finished the game 17 of 26 for 194 yards and one touchdown. Brad Duesing led the Bears with eight catches for 119 yards, while A.J. Dike racked up 58 yards rushing. Ryan Jakusz led the team with 13 tackles, and safety John Woock added nine.

The men’s soccer team defeated Illinois Wesleyan, 2-1, Sept. 24 at Francis Field. Junior Josh Farber netted the game-winner, his first goal of the season, at the 75:15 mark, sending a free kick past Titans goalkeeper Matt Robertson. The Bears (4-3-2) first got on the board less than one minute into the second half, when sophomore David Borton was tripped in the box to create a penalty kick for the Bears. Borton converted the kick in the left corner as Robertson guessed right, and WUSTL held a 1-0 lead. On Sept. 27, Washington U. played Millikin University to a 1-1 tie in Decatur, Ill. The Bears led 1-0 just three minutes into the game when Nate Reller scored his first goal of the season. The lead held until the 79th minute, when Millikin knotted the score.

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