Men’s soccer stretches win streak to six

The men’s soccer team (7-2) won its sixth consecutive game with a 1-0 road win Sept. 26 at NCAA Division II Truman State University. Junior John Hengel scored the game-winning goal, kicking in a rebound in the 85th minute. The score was Hengel’s fourth-straight game-winning goal and his team-leading sixth goal of the year.

John Hengel has been on a hot streak. He has scored four straight game-winning goals during WUSTL’s winning streak.

The Bears have shut out their opponent in each of the six games during the win streak, the best scoreless streak since 1995.

The win was the final warm-up before University Athletic Association play begins Sunday, Oct. 5 at No. 11 Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Cross country rolls in Rock Island meet

The men’s and women’s cross country teams were in action Sept. 27 at the 27th Annual Brissman-Lundeen Invitational in Rock Island, Ill.

The women’s team won the event, besting a field of 27 teams, and the men’s squad came in sixth out of 28 teams.

Sophomore Taryn Surtees paced the women’s team, coming in second in the 6K race with a time of 22:09.7. Sophomore Kwin Keuter was the top finisher for the men’s team, running to a 19th-place finish on the 8K course with a time of 26:28.9.

Both teams have a week off before returning to action Oct. 11 at the Border Wars Meet in Edwardsville, Ill.

Volleyball splits games in Birmingham

The No. 4 volleyball team split its four matches at the Birmingham Southern College Loco’s Invitational Sept. 26-27. The Bears fell to the University of West Florida and Georgetown College but swept tournament host Birmingham Southern and Rhodes College.

Senior right side attacker Nikki Morrison was named to the all-tournament team with a team-leading 31 kills in the four matches.

Women’s golf solid at Millikin Fall Classic

Junior Tegan Bukowski fired a 79 in the final round Sept. 28 to lead the women’s golf team to a 10th place finish at the Millikin Fall Classic at Red Tail Country Club in Decatur, Ill.

Second-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University won the two-day event with a total score of 629. WUSTL finished with 698 points.

The Bears had all five golfers shoot 90 or less on the second day to finish with a score of 340, 18 strokes better than the first day of play.

WUSTL co-hosts the 2008 Triton and Bears Ladies Invitational Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 6-7, at the Gateway National Golf Links in Madison, Ill.

Football heads to Memphis undefeated

The football team is 3-0 for the fifth time in head coach Larry Kindbom’s 20 seasons on the Danforth Campus.

WUSTL also won its first three games in 1995, ’96, ’97 and 2001 under Kindbom. The best start in school history was a 7-0 start in the 1948 season under legendary coach Weeb Uwbank.

After a week off, WUSTL returns to action 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.