Volleyball wins Midwest Regional title

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The No. 7 volleyball team won the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Championship with a 3-1 victory against No. 6 Carthage College Nov. 10, in Kenosha, Wis.

The win means the Bears will make their eighth-consecutive appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals, which begin Thursday, Nov. 15, against Emory University in Bloomington, Ill. WUSTL advanced to the regional championship match with a 3-0 win against Hanover College Nov. 8 and a 3-2 win against the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Nov. 9.

Men’s soccer hosts NCAA sectional

The No. 20 men’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA sectionals by defeating Carthage College 2-1 Nov. 10 and Dominican University 1-0 in overtime Nov. 11. The Bears host the Sectionals this weekend at Francis Field. Trinity University plays the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m., and WUSTL takes on Transylvania University at 1:30 p.m. The winners play Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m., for a shot to advance to the national semifinal.

Women’s soccer advances to sectional

The No. 10 women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA sectionals with a pair of victories at home last weekend against Webster University Nov. 10 and Denison University Nov. 11. The Bears travel to Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, Nov. 17, for sectional play, taking on No. 3 The College of New Jersey Saturday at 1 p.m.

Football ends season with 7-3 record

The football team closed out the 2007 regular season with a 30-20 victory at Greenville College Nov. 10 in Greenville, Ill.

The Bears pushed their overall record to 7-3, snapping a string of five-straight seasons with a 6-4 mark. Junior Tommy Bawden returned an interception 100 yards for the touchdown in the fourth quarter to push the lead to 30-7. The 100-yard interception return for a touchdown tied a school record set by Bill Gerstung in 1948 against Grinnell College. Senior Matt Koenigsknecht had his second-consecutive 100-yard receiving game. Seniors Michael Elliott (13 tackles) and Tyler McSparin (seven tackles) led the defensive unit in their final game.

Cross country competes in regionals

The No. 3 women’s cross country team won its third straight NCAA Division III Midwest Regional championship Nov. 10 in Oshkosh, Wisc., and will compete in the NCAA national championship meet Saturday, Nov. 17, in Northfield, Minn.

The men’s team came in seventh place with 227 points. Senior Jesse McDaniel was the men’s top finisher, placing 17th with a time of 24:50.

Swimming & diving host invitational

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads competed at the Maroon Invitational in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 9-10, with the men winning the event and the women placing second.

Both teams return to action this weekend, Nov. 17-18, as hosts of the Thanksgiving Invitational in the Millstone Pool