Women’s soccer team continues shutout streak

The women’s soccer team posted a 2-0-1 record last week, notching three shutouts and extended their defensive scoreless streak to 487 minutes. In the home opener Sept. 9, senior Kim Raess moved into sixth place all-time in career goals with the 19th of her career in a 2-0 win over Principia College. WUSTL posted its fourth straight shutout as the Bears defeated Elmhurst College 2-0 Sept. 12 at Francis Field. On Sept. 14, the Bears outshot the University of St. Thomas 21-9, but couldn’t score.

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The football team snapped the 19-game regular season winning streak of MacMurray College Sept. 13, posting a 17-7 win in Jacksonville, Ill. Senior Matt Plotke carried the ball 23 times for a season-high 117 yards. Junior Adam Meranda, who was making his first college start, was 10 of 18 for 104 yards and one touchdown.

The No. 4 volleyball team went 3-1 at the 2003 National Invitational held at the WUSTL Field House. The Bears opened play Sept. 12 against No. 7 Central College (Iowa) in style, disposing of the Dutch, 3-2. Despite a career-high 16 kills from sophomore Heidi Pfeiffer, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater — the team that knocked off the Bears in the 2002 NCAA title match — squeaked by WUSTL, 3-2. The Bears rebounded from the loss with a pair of impressive 3-0 wins Sept. 13 against No. 13 Wittenberg University and No. 14 Ohio Northern University.

The men’s soccer team routed Principia College 4-0 Sept. 12 in Elsah, Ill.