The No. 6 women’s basketball team completed a 3-0 week that was highlighted by head coach Nancy Fahey picking up the 500th win of her career Nov. 24.
Fahey’s historic victory came in the Bears’ 78-75 double overtime win against Kenyon College on the first day of the Seventh Annual McWilliams Classic, held in the WUSTL Field House. Fahey is just the ninth coach in Div. III history to record 500 wins, and her career-winning percentage of .854 ranks fourth in the history of NCAA women’s basketball at all three divisions. The Bears are 4-1 overall this season.
Men’s basketball 3-2 on the season
The men’s basketball team split a pair of games at the Washington U./Webster Tournament, losing to Augusta College, 66-60, Nov. 24 then defeating the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 87-76.
Earlier in the week, senior Danny O’Boyle had 21 points off the bench as the Bears posted an 85-59 win at Maryville University Nov. 20. Junior guard Sean Wallis suffered an injury in the first half and will miss the rest of the season. The Bears (3-2) hosts the 24th Annual Lopata Classic this weekend at the Field House.
Women’s cross country finishes third
The No. 3 women’s cross country team came in third place at the NCAA Div. III Championship meet in Northfield, Minn., Nov. 17, tying the school’s best all-time finish at the event. The Bears were led by three seniors — Tricia Frisella, Kate Pentak and Tyler Mulkin — each of whom garnered All-America honors. It is the first time in school history three runners earned All-America recognition.
Men’s soccer falls in sectional final
The No. 20 men’s soccer team advanced to the 2007 Div. III Championship sectional final but lost, 2-1, to No. 1 Trinity University at Francis Field Nov. 18.
The Bears advanced with a 1-0 win against Transylvania University Nov. 17. The men’s soccer team completes its season with a 16-5-2 record, achieving the squad’s highest win total since 1995.
Women’s soccer loses in semifinal
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The No. 10 women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to No. 3 College of New Jersey in the NCAA sectional semifinal Nov. 17 in Lynchburg, Va. WUSTL ends its season with a 17-4 overall record. Senior goalkeeper Carrie Sear made four saves in the loss, her final game with the Bears.
Swimming & diving finish second
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads finished second at the four-team Thanksgiving Invitational in Millstone Pool Nov. 17-18. Sophomore Jessie Lodewyk, who won three individual events and led the women’s team. Senior diver Priya Srikanth won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. Her score of 468.5 in the 1-meter event set a new school record. For the men’s team, sophomore Alex Beyer came in first in the 500-yard freestyle, and senior Perry Bullock won the 400-yard IM.