Women’s soccer captures UAA title

The No. 8 women’s soccer team captured the 2008 University Athletic Association (UAA) championship with a dramatic 2-1 win at Case Western Reserve University Nov. 2 in Cleveland.

It marked the fourth straight 2-1 victory for the Bears in conference play. WUSTL also clinched an automatic berth to the 2008 NCAA Division III Tournament with the win and the 125th UAA championship in school history.

The Bears (14-2-1, 6-0 UAA) conclude regular-season play at home against the University of Chicago at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Prior to the contest, WUSTL will honor nine seniors who will be playing their final game at Francis Field.

Four soccer players get academic honors

Hard work inside the classroom and on the field pays off for goalkeeper Amanda Boe.

The men’s and women’s soccer teams had four student-athletes named to the 2008 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The WUSTL women senior goalkeeper Amanda Boe named first-team all-district, while junior midfielder Becca Heymann and junior back Cassie Scaman were second-team selections.

Junior forward John Hengel was named second-team all-district for the men’s team.

Volleyball wins Bears Classic

The No. 4 volleyball team won the Bears Classic Tournament last weekend in the WU Field House, posting a perfect 4-0 record.

The Bears finished their regular season with a 22-6 overall record. Three student-athletes were named to the all-tournament team: junior middle hitter Erin Albers, freshman middle hitter Erin Kasson and junior rightside Nikki Morrison.

Morrison led the team with 35 kills. Both Kasson and Albers tallied 34 kills during the tournament, with Kasson leading the squad in hit percentage (.526) and Albers tallying a team-high 13 total blocks.

WUSTL will host the 2008 University Athletic Association Championship Tournament Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, in the WU Field House.

The Bears finished conference play with a 6-1 record, securing the No. 2 seed in the tournament.

Men’s soccer loses pair on the road

The men’s soccer team dropped a pair of University Athletic Association (UAA) games last weekend, losing at No. 11 University of Rochester, 5-0, Oct. 31, and at Case Western Reserve University, 4-0, Nov. 2.

With the two losses, the Bears fall to 11-5-1 overall and 3-3 in UAA play, dropping to fifth place in conference standings.

Defense seemed to be the problem. The team had given up just 12 goals this season before allowing nine in last weekend’s action — the most over a two-game stretch since 1999.

The Bears close out their regular season at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, hosting UAA rival University of Chicago at Francis Field.

Football notches fifth win of the season

The football team allowed just 219 yards of total offense in a 16-8 victory over Carnegie Mellon University Nov. 1 at Francis Field.

Carnegie Mellon, which entered the game leading the conference in rushing yards per game (247.7), was held to 189 yards on 42 carries. WUSTL forced three turnovers and had nearly an eight-minute advantage in time of possession in the win.

The Bears (5-3, 1-0 University Athletic Association) continue conference play at the University of Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 8.