Volleyball sweeps D-II UMSL

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The No. 5 Bears defeated Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis, 3-0, Oct. 17. Senior Haleigh Spencer and junior Nikki Morrison, who each finished the match with 15 kills, led the Bears offensively.

The two combined to hit .371 in the win. Spencer had five kills in each of the three games played, while Morrison’s best performance came in the first frame, when she totaled seven kills. Four Bears finished the match with double-digit digs. Sophomore Laura Brazeal and junior Alli Alberts each tallied 20, while Spencer and senior Lindsay Schuessler corralled 12 apiece. Junior Audra Janak finished the match with 46 assists. WUSTL (20-4) returns to the court Friday, Oct. 26, for the first day of the BEARS Classic.

Men’s soccer splits home games

The No. 19 Bears split two nonconference home games last week, defeating Birmingham-Southern College, 1-0, Oct. 19, but falling by the same score to St. Norbert College Oct. 21.

Freshman Harry Beddo scored the game-winning goal against Birmingham-Southern. Beddo’s goal came in the 25th minute and was assisted by senior Elie Zenner. The 1-0 win was the Bears’ ninth shutout of the 2007 season. Against St. Norbert, WUSTL controlled most of the offensive action but never managed to find the back of the net. St. Norbert’s Sebi Buyukaslan netted the game-winner in the 56th minute. The Bears held a 13-2 advantage in shots on goal against the Green Knights.