Sports update Oct. 24: Football wins again

Junior quarterback Dan Burkett threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score as the WUSTL football team posted a 24-21 win at Oberlin College Oct. 22.

Burkett completed 14-of-24 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns, and also picked up 38 yards and a touchdown score on the ground in the victory. Oberlin had a 462-300 advantage in total offense, and completed 39-of-64 passes for 458 yards. WUSTL had a 21-0 advantage entering the fourth quarter, and was outscored 21-3 in the final quarter by the Yeomen. Senior linebacker Ed Ferguson led the defensive unit with a career-high 11 tackles, all solo stops.

The Bears (4-3) opens University Athletic Association play Saturday, Oct. 29, at Carnegie Mellon University.

Men’s soccer earns a win and a tie

Sophomore goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson posted a pair of shutouts as the No. 8 men’s soccer team improved its overall record to 13-1-1 with a win and a tie last week.

Jebson made three saves in a 3-0 victory at home over Illinois Wesleyan University Oct. 19, and followed that up with eight saves in a 0-0 double overtime draw at No. 7 Loras College Oct. 23. Senior forward Zach Query had a pair of goals in the win over Illinois Wesleyan.

WUSTL (13-1-1, 4-0 University Athletic Association) jumps back into UAA play against the University of Rochester at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Francis Field.

Women’s soccer loses to Loras

No. 16 Loras College scored three goals in the opening 17 minutes en route to a 3-1 win over the No. 14 Bears Oct. 23.

WUSTL avoided the shutout with a goal by senior Mari Greenberg just before halftime. The Bears outshot Loras 19-7 and had a 10-3 advantage in shots on goal.

The team opens conference play at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at home against the University of Rochester.

Women’s club crew team captures first major title

The women’s club crew team made history Oct. 23 as the Bears captured the women’s varsity 4+ championship at the 47th Annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass.

WUSTL finished in first place out of 33 other Division II and Division III schools.

The women’s varsity 4+ team consists of senior Gryte Satas, senior Miranda Timonen, sophomore Audrey Leeka, junior Emily Bullen and senior coxswain Eleen Ke. The crew team ousted second-place Hamilton College by over 10 seconds with a time of 19:56. Middlebury College, Emory University and the University of Chicago rounded out the top five. 2008 U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist Michelle Guerette presented the medals to Washington University.

The club was founded in 1985 as a group to provide WUSTL students the opportunity to row or learn to row at a competitive collegiate level. The Head of the Charles is the premiere fall race with over 300,000 spectators lining the 3.1-mile course during a two-day regatta.