Women’s soccer goes on to sectionals

Senior goalkeeper Amanda Boe stopped three of four penalty kicks and freshman Alyssa Marulli netted the game-winning kick as the No. 8 women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA sectional semifinal with a 3-1 shootout victory over Illinois Wesleyan University Nov. 16.

Junior Becca Heymann and senior Lauren Mehner had successful kicks to make it 2-1 after three kickers. A stop by Boe on Annmarie Dolak’s penalty kick set up the game-winning kick by Marulli.

On Nov. 15, senior Caitlin Malone scored two goals and junior Caryn Rosoff added another as the Bears posted a 3-0 win over Principia College in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

The Bears’ next opponent is the NCAA tournament is No. 22 Wheaton College Friday, Nov. 21, in Wheaton, Ill.

Volleyball’s title defense comes to end

The No. 3 volleyball team fell to No. 8 Ohio Northern University, 3-1, in the 2008 NCAA Division III Tournament Great Lakes Regional finals Nov. 15 in Springfield, Ohio.

WUSTL had won eight straight regional finals before the loss. The team advanced to the regional final after picking up 3-0 wins over Frostburg State University and the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Senior setter Audra Janak and junior middle hitter Erin Albers were named to the Great Lakes Regional all-tournament team. Albers led the Bears with 34 kills while hitting .418 with nine total blocks last week, and Janak tallied 110 assists to go along with 26 digs. Janak ends her career with 3,493 assists — fifth in school history.

Women’s cross country in NCAAs

The No. 9 women’s cross country team finished in third place and the men’s team came in 10th at the 2008 NCAA Division III Midwest Region championships Nov. 15 in Rock Island, Ill.

The next day, the women’s squad learned it had been awarded an at-large selection to compete in the 2008 NCAA Division III Championships Saturday, Nov. 22, in Hanover, Ind.

Sophomore Taryn Surtees paced the Bears last weekend with a fifth-place individual finish and a time of 21:52.6 on the 6K course.

She was one of four WUSTL student-athletes to earn All-Midwest Region recognition, along with freshman Elizabeth Phillips (12th place), junior Molly Schlamb (20th place) and junior Hope Rathnam (32nd place).

Sophomore Dave Spandorder paced the men’s squad, finishing 41st overall with a time of 25:49.6 on the 8K course.

Football falls in season finale

The football team lost to No. 12 Case Western Reserve University 17-0 Nov. 15, finishing the season at 5-5 overall and 1-2 in the University Athletic Association.

Before the contest, WUSTL honored 14 seniors who played their final game with the Red and Green and posted an overall record of 24-16 (.600) in four seasons.

Men’s basketball wins in Colorado

Junior Aaron Thompson scored a career-high 31 points to lead the top-ranked men’s basketball team to an 82-64 victory over Colorado College Nov. 16 in the championship game of the Colorado College Tip-Off Classic.