Women’s soccer remains undefeated

A successful weekend at the Loras College Classic in Dubuque, Iowa, left the Bears unbeaten and led to a milestone for coach Wendy Dillenger.

A 4-0 win over the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Sept. 15 marked Dillenger’s 75th career victory. With the 2-1 win over Loras College the next day, Dillenger’s overall record in six seasons at the University stood at 76-21-8 (.762). The win over Loras came in overtime, as junior Caitlin Malone netted the game-winning goal. It was Malone’s third game-winning goal of the week and eighth of her career, moving her into a tie for sixth on the all-time list with Sara Schroeder (2003-06).

A cross country sweep at Maryville

The men’s and women’s cross country teams each finished first at the Maryville Cross Country Invitational Sept. 15.

Senior Corey Kubatzky was the top finisher for the men, placing second out of 56 runners and running the 5K course in 16:39.24. WUSTL totaled 15 points as 19 runners placed in the top 23. In the women’s field, senior Tyler Mulkin posted a 19:46.60 on the 5K course to finish first out of the 67 runners. The Bears posted the meet’s top-five times for a perfect score, 15 points.

Football suffers first loss of season

Wide receiver Michael Casper catches a touchdown pass, but it wasn’t enough as the Bears suffered their first loss to Wheaton College, 55-14.

The football team suffered its first defeat of the season in a 55-14 loss to No. 10 Wheaton College Sept. 15 at Francis Field. The Bears were limited to 143 yards of total offense, including minus-3 on the ground.

Men’s soccer splits games in Texas

The 11th-ranked men’s soccer team split a pair of games in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 14-15.

The Bears defeated Southwestern University, 3-0, in the first game. Three players scored goals in the win: junior Kellen Hayes, junior Pierre Hoppenot and freshman Harry Beddo. Freshman John Smelcer earned his third shutout of the season in goal. WUSTL returned to action Sept. 15, but fell to top-ranked Trinity University, 1-0. The loss dropped the Bears’ overall record to 5-2.

Tough weekend for volleyball team

The Bears had a tough weekend at the Fourth Annual Teri Clemens Invitational, going 0-3 against the nation’s top volleyball teams.

In the Sept. 14 rematch of the 2006 championship game, the No. 4 Bears lost to No. 2 Juniata College. WUSTL seemed poised to exact revenge, taking a 2-0 lead in the match, but the Eagles fought back to win 3-2. On Sept. 15, the Bears lost to No. 14 La Verne 3-2, and No. 3 Wisconsin-Whitewater 3-1.