Women’s soccer earns NCAA tourney berth

The No. 10 women’s soccer team won three of four games last week, highlighted by a 3-1 win over the University of Rochester Oct. 26 and a 4-0 victory over Case Western Reserve University Oct. 28.

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With the two University Athletic Association victories, WUSTL clinched its second-straight and fifth overall UAA title as well as an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. In addition, the Bears posted a 2-1 win at Maryville University Oct. 23 as Becca Heymann scored the game-winner in the 89th minute. The Bears’ lone defeat of the week came against No. 1 Wheaton College, 1-0, at home Oct. 22.

Cross country teams compete in Boston

The third-ranked women’s cross country team won the University Athletic Association championship at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass., Oct. 27.

Senior Tricia Frisella paced the women’s squad, placing second overall with a time of 22:29, and was named to the all-UAA first team. Joining Frisella in garnering first-team all-UAA honors were seniors Tyler Mulkin and Kate Pentak. Freshman Taryn Surtees finished eighth and was selected UAA Rookie of the Year. The men’s squad placed sixth at the meet, just 10 points back of the third-place position. Senior Jesse McDaniel posted the best finish for the men’s team, coming in 14th with a time of 25:55, and earned second-team all-UAA honors. The women’s coaching staff — head coach Jeff Stiles and assistants Paul Thornton, Ryan Chapman, John Aerni and Peter Quigg — earned UAA women’s coaching Staff of the Year honors.

Men’s soccer upsets Case Western Reserve

The men’s soccer team upset No. 5 Case Western Reserve University in overtime at Francis Field Oct. 28.

Freshman Harry Beddo, who got the game-winner yet again in an overtime win over Case Western Reserve, leads the team in game-winning goals with four. Through Oct. 28, he also led the Bears in goals (9) and in overall points (20), which includes goals and assists.

Freshman Harry Beddo scored the game-winning goal in the 105th minute, heading in a long pass from senior Elie Zenner. Earlier in the week, WUSTL tied the University of Rochester, 1-1, Oct. 26. With the tie against Rochester and win over Case Western Reserve, the Bears

(13-4-1 overall; 4-1-1 in league play) are assured at least a third-place finish in the University Athletic Association.

Volleyball sweeps BEARS Classic

The No. 4 volleyball team posted four 3-0 victories at the BEARS Classic Oct. 26-27.

The wins improved the team’s overall record to 24-4. WUSTL defeated Peru State University and Principia College Oct. 26 and Adrian College and Webster University Oct. 27. The team finished the regular season in first place in the University Athletic Association and begins the UAA championship tournament this weekend.

Swimming and diving defeat DePauw

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated DePauw University Oct. 27.

Men’s junior Perry Bullock posted an NCAA “B” cut in the 200-yard butterfly (1:54.83) and also won the 200-yard backstroke (1:59.55) and 100-yard butterfly (51.99).

Senior Meredith Nordbrock won a pair of events for the women’s team: the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.10) and 200-yard IM (2:17.57). Junior Kelly Kono won the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:38.85) and 100-yard freestyle (54.38).

Winning streak snapped for football

Carnegie Mellon University scored 16 unanswered points in the second half en route to an 18-13 win against the visiting Bears football team Oct. 27 in Pittsburgh.

The Tartans outgained WUSTL 291-286 in total offensive yards, including a 215-96 advantage on the ground. The team wraps up University Athletic Association play Saturday, Nov. 3, at Case Western Reserve University. A victory for the Bears would find them in a three-way tie for the UAA championship.