Volleyball digs for the cure vs. UMSL

The No. 4 volleyball team dropped a five-set match to Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis on Susan G. Komen Dig for the Cure Night at the WUSTL Field House Oct. 22.

Freshman Tricia Brandt gets ready to serve in the Dig for the Cure match last week at home against UMSL.

Participating in the nationwide program to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure network of St. Louis, fans and other supporters made donations for each dig the Bears recorded in the match.

With the match lasting five sets, the Bears tallied 62 digs. It was estimated more than $3,000 was raised to benefit cancer research and awareness.

The contest itself was a seesaw affair. The teams traded wins in each set, and the Tritons came out on top in the deciding fifth frame.

Freshman setter Lauren Budde, making the first start of her career, recorded a double-double with 39 assists and 10 digs.

WUSTL (22-6, 6-1 University Athletic Association) conclude regular-season action with the Bears Invitational Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, in the Field House. The team will hold senior night festivities in the match with Culver-Stockton College Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

Women’s soccer extends streak to 12

The No. 11 women’s soccer team extended its home winning streak to 12 games with a 1-0 victory over No. 10 Rhodes College in a top 15 matchup Oct. 25. WUSTL has now won 26 of its last 27 games at home.

Junior Caryn Rosoff gathered a loose ball in front of the Rhodes net just 31 seconds into play and beat Rhodes goalkeeper Becca Clarin with a shot to the near corner. The goal for Rosoff was her team-leading sixth of the season and 28th of her career. Senior goalkeeper Amanda Boe finished the contest with six saves.

The Bears (12-2-1, 4-0 University Athletic Association) travel to Rochester, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 31, to take on No. 19 University of Rochester.

Men’s soccer ties Dominican University

The No. 16 men’s soccer team played to a 3-3 tie with No. 21 Dominican University at Francis Field Oct. 24. Freshman Pat McLean scored a pair of first-half goals to give the Bears a 2-0 lead through 17 minutes of play, and junior John Hengel made it 3-1 for WUSTL in the 60th minute.

Dominican, which entered the game with the second-highest scoring average in Division III with a 4.25 goals per game average, came back to tie the game by netting two goals in a span of less then 90 seconds. The contest was a rematch of the 2007 NCAA Division III Regional Final in Whitewater, Wis., a 1-0 overtime win for WUSTL.

The Bears (10-3-1, 3-1 University Athletic Association) hit the road this weekend to continue UAA action against No. 17 University of Rochester Friday, Oct. 31.

Football snaps losing streak at home

The football team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 24-3 victory over Ohio Wesleyan Oct. 25.

WUSTL’s defense allowed only 205 yards of total offense in the win.

The Bears (4-3) open University Athletic Association play at noon Saturday, Nov. 1, hosting Carnegie Mellon University.

Freshman Tricia Brandt gets ready to serve in the Dig for the Cure match last week at home against UMSL.