Women’s soccer ends regular season 15-3

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The No. 10 women’s soccer team closed the regular season with a 2-1 loss at the University of Chicago Nov. 3 at Stagg Field in Chicago. Despite the loss, WUSTL finished at 15-3 overall and won the University Athletic Association title, earning its second consecutive postseason berth.

The 2007 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament begins Saturday, Nov. 10, at Francis Field, with the Bears taking on Webster University at 1:30 p.m.

Men’s soccer season ends with a tie

The No. 20 men’s soccer team concluded its regular season with a 0-0 tie at the University of Chicago Nov. 3 and finished with an overall record of 13-4-2.

With the draw, WUSTL finished the season in third place in the University Athletic Association. Still, the Bears were awarded an at-large bid into the 2007 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament and will open play against Carthage College Saturday, Nov. 10, in Wisconsin.

Volleyball suffers tough loss to Emory

The No. 4 volleyball team (27-5 overall, 10-1 University Athletic Association) lost a dramatic five-game match to Emory University in the UAA title match Nov. 3.

The Bears still earned an at-large berth into the 2007 NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament and open play against Hanover College Thursday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. The bid is WUSTL’s 21st consecutive trip to the postseason.

Football falls short in Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University scored 21 points off turnovers en route to its first outright University Athletic Association football championship with a 35-27 win over WUSTL Nov. 3 at Case Field in Cleveland. Junior quarterback Buck Smith finished 21-of-34 for 250 yards and one touchdown. The Bears are 6-3 overall and will wrap up regular season play with a road game Saturday, Nov. 10, at Greenville College.

Women’s basketball ranked No. 1, too

The women’s basketball team will begin the 2007-08 season ranked first in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll and No. 1 in the Basketball Times poll. The Bears are ranked No. 3 in the DIII News top 25 preseason poll and No. 6 in the D3Hoops.com preseason poll. The lofty ranking means both men’s and women’s basketball teams begin the season as the top-ranked Div. III teams in the country.