Sports update Oct. 1: Women’s soccer wins UAA opener at Carnegie Mellon

Sophomore Anna Zambricki recorded the second hat trick of her career to lead the No. 11 women’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory in the conference opener for both teams Sept.30 in Pittsburgh, Pa. WUSTL improves to 9-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play, while Carnegie Mellon suffers its first loss of the season and drops to 6-1-2, 0-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA).

The shutout for WUSTL was its third-straight and fourth in the last five games. Senior goalkeeper Clara Jaques made four saves in the win and picked up her fourth shutout of the season. Jaques moved into second place on the all-time WUSTL list with 23 career shutouts, and is one shy of setting the all-time school record.

The Bears also posted a 2-0 win at Webster University Sept. 27. Junior Lauren Steimle and freshman Olivia Lillegraven scored for WUSTL in the road victory.

WUSTL continues conference play at home Sunday, Oct. 7, against No. 1 Emory University. Game time is 11 a.m. and will be streamed live on the Bear Sports Network.

Volleyball sweeps three matches at UAA Round Robin
The No. 1 volleyball team earned three sweeps in its first three UAA matches of the season at the first UAA Round Robin Saturday and Sunday at University of Chicago.

The Bears took down University of Rochester (25-20, 25-20, 25-17) and Brandeis University (25-10, 25-8, 25-20) Saturday before beating Case Western Reserve University (25-15, 25-17, 25-21) Sunday.

During Sunday’s win over Case, senior outside hitter Drew Hargrave became the 22nd player in school history to record 1,000 career kills.

The volleyball team is back in action with five non-conference matches this week, beginning with a roadtrip to Webster University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. WUSTL then will host the Bears Classic Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at the Field House.

Cross country teams fare well at Greater Louisville Classic
The men’s cross country team finished 19th, while the women’s team was 28th overall in the gold division at the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday, Sept. 29.

The WUSTL men finished 19th out of 31 teams in the gold division, which featured just nine non-NCAA Division I teams. In the women’s race, WUSTL finished 28th out of 31 teams.

The Bears were one of just three non-Division I teams in the race. Junior Kevin Sparks paced the WUSTL men, finishing 30th out of 255 runners in a time of 24:29.70 on the 8K course. Sophomore Lucy Cheadle was the top finisher for the WUSTL women, clocking a time of 17:33.54 to finish 44th out of 267 runners in the 5K race.

The cross country teams have next weekend off before traveling to Oshkosh, Wis., to compete in the Oshkosh Brooks Invite Saturday, Oct. 13.

Turnovers costly in football’s 17-14 loss at DePauw
The football team had advantage in total offense but committed four turnovers in a 17-14 loss at DePauw University ept. 29 at Blackstock Stadium in Greencastle, Ind.

WUSTL, which dropped its overall record to 1-4 heading into the bye week, has committed 13 turnovers in the four losses this season. DePauw picked up its first win of the season and improves to 1-3.

Senior wide receiver Drew Sexton had a career game for WUSTL with seven receptions for a career-high 121 yards and a touchdown. Junior wide receiver Mike McGovern added three catches for 49 yards, and had a career-high 188 yards of total offense.

The Bears’ defense held DePauw to 277 yards of total offense, its second-straight contest limiting the opponent less than 300 yards. Sophomore defensive back Cody Deterding and sophomore linebacker Fade Oluokun each had 11 tackles in the loss. Deterding’s 11 stops were a career-best, after entering the contest with 11 tackles in the first four games. Freshman defensive lineman Jonathan Cohen added five tackles, including three for a loss.

WUSTL returns to action Saturday, Oct. 13, at home against No. 17 Wabash College. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Francis Field.

Men’s soccer falls at No. 4 Carnegie Mellon
The men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss at No. 4 Carnegie Mellon University in the UAA opener for both teams Sunday afternoon.

The Tartans outshot WUSTL 8-3 in the match, including a 3-1 advantage in shots on goal. Carnegie Mellon’s Max Tassano headed in a free kick in the 37th minute to score the game-winning goal.

WUSTL (5-3-1, 0-1 UAA) will try to end its three-match skid when it hosts Emory University in UAA action Sunday, Oct. 7. The match is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. at Francis Field.

Women’s tennis competes at USTA/ITA Central Regional
The women’s tennis team had four singles players and three doubles teams advance to the round of 16 to highlight play at the 2012 USTA/ITA Division III Central Regional Championships, held Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis.

Sophomore Hanna Newstadt and junior Theresa Petraskova was the lone doubles team to advance to the quarterfinals, dropping a 9-8 decision to top-seeded Taylor Hawkins and Alex Marcell of Denison University. Newstadt and Petraskova, the No. 8 seed in the 64-team draw, defeated No. 9 seed Marianne Bonnano and Alex Lim of Case Western Reserve University 8-5 to advance to the quarters.

Advancing to the round of 16 in doubles was junior Betsy Edershile and freshman Jamie Silverberg, and the team of freshman Aly Coran and senior Kate Klein. Coran and Klein entered as the No. 2 seed, but were upset by Kaitlin Pickrel and Julie Wittwer of DePauw University 8-4 in the round of 16.

In singles, freshman Aarthi Kasilingam, Klein, senior Paige Madara and Silverberg all advanced to the round of 16. Klein, the No. 2 seed in the 128 singles draw, dropped a 6-3, 7-6 decision to No. 14 seed Lauren Smith of Denison. Madara was unseeded and upended No. 17 seed Taylor Diffeny of Kenyon College 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the first round and No. 15 seed Bonnano 6-3, 6-0 in the second round.

WUSTL begins its 2013 spring season Saturday, Feb. 23, at DePauw University.

Swimming and diving opens season against SLU
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both fell in their season-opening duals against NCAA Division I Saint Louis University Friday, Sept. 28, at Millstone Pool.

The WUSTL men’s and women’s teams combined to win five events in the dual, including taking the top two spots in three of the freestyle events.

Junior Grace Murray won the women’s 1,000 freestyle with a time of 11:07.00, while freshman Grace Counts finished second in 11:12.28. Sophomores Zane Turpin (10:02.62) and Luke Dobben (10:06.88) claimed first and second, respectively, in the men’s 1,000 freestyle.

Freshman Kristalyn McAfee won the women’s 100 freestyle in 54.14, while junior Jennifer Tartavull followed in second in 54.90. senior Brendan Morin won the men’s 100 butterfly in 52.88, and junior Brian Carpeter was the final event winter for WUSTL, placing first in the men’s 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.47.

WUSTL returns to action at the Show-Me Showdown Friday, Oct. 5 in Columbia, Mo.

Volleyball to host “Dig Pink” breast cancer awareness night Oct. 5
The volleyball team will host a “Dig Pink” breast cancer awareness night during the Bears’ match against Central College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

As part of the “Dig Pink” night, the volleyball team will be raising money by selling breast cancer awareness bracelets and concessions, as well as raffling off game balls.

All of the money raised will be donated to Siteman Cancer Center, which provides free mammograms for underprivileged women.

Between the second and third sets of the match, the team also will be honoring breast cancer survivors in the crowd.

Fans attending the match are encouraged to wear pink to support the “Dig Pink” initiative, and invite breast cancer survivors or those battling breast cancer to attend the match so they can be honored.

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