Sports update Nov. 5: Football claims share of UAA Championship with win at Case

The football team limited Case Western Reserve University to 184 yards of total offense in a 10-7 victory Nov. 3 at Case Field in Cleveland, Ohio. With the win Washington University secured a share of its ninth University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship in school history and its first since 2004.

WUSTL wraps up 2012 regular-season play with a road game Saturday, Nov. 10, at the University of Chicago. Game time is set for noon. A win at Chicago would clinch the outright UAA title for the Bears.

The Bears scored all 10 points in the third quarter. Junior quarterback Eric Daginella scored from one yard out and freshman Alex Hallwachs added a 25-yard field goal. Sophomore Zach Lonneman led the rushing attack with 42 yards on nine carries, while Daginella was 16-of-40 for 196 yards passing.

WUSTL’s defense forced 10 punts and had an interception in the win, while limiting Case to 86 yards on the ground and 98 yards passing. The 184 yards allowed are the lowest since Sept. 4, 2010, when the Bears allowed 134 yards in a 34-3 win at home against Knox College.

Junior linebacker Peter Lowery (11 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack) and sophomore linebacker Fade Oluokun (10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss) led the defensive effort for WUSTL who had 12 tackles for loss and four sacks in the win. Senior defensive lineman William Small added six tackles, three quarterback hurries, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

Women’s soccer celebrates Senior Day with win over Chicago
The No. 4 women’s soccer team celebrated Senior Day with a 2-1 victory over University of Chicago Nov. 3 at Francis Field.

Prior to the contest, WUSTL honored its nine seniors who played their final regular-season home game Saturday: Allie Betley, Lauren Clatch, Emily Gosché, Caitlin Heim, Clara Jaques, Nicole Martin, Jodi Rosenzweig, Murphy Stanley and Hilary Stepansky. The Class of 2013 has compiled an overall record of 62-18-6 (.756) in four seasons on the Danforth Campus.

WUSTL, who claimed its ninth University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship and earned the league’s automatic bid, finished the regular season with a 16-1-1 record and a 6-0-1 mark in the UAA. The 16 wins in the regular season tie for the most in school history. The school record for wins in a single season is 18, set in 2011.

Junior Jessica Johnson and sophomore Kaylin Balley scored for WUSTL in the win. Jaques made one save in 75 minutes played, and picked up her school-record 60th win of her career.

Men’s soccer clinches share of UAA Championship with draw against Chicago
The men’s soccer team posted a 0-0 double-overtime draw against University of Chicago Saturday to finish in a four-way tie for first place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings with Brandeis, Carnegie Mellon and Emory. The UAA title for WUSTL is the eighth in school history (1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2011, 2012).

Prior to Saturday’s contest, WUSTL honors its six seniors who played their final regular-season home game for the Bears: Jack Fischer, Kenji Kobayashi, Zac Query, James Underwood, David Wilson and Brian Wright. The Class of 2013 helped the Bears to an overall record of 48-16-11 (.713), two NCAA Tournament appearances and shares of the 2011 and 2012 UAA championships.

Junior Jonathan Jebson recorded seven saves and picked up his eighth shutout of the season and 17th of his career against the Maroons.

Earlier in the week, Jebson and Wright were both named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Five First Team. It marked the second year in a row that Wright has received the honor. As First-Team Academic All-District team members, Jebson and Wright will be among the nominees for the Academic All-America Team, which will be announced Nov. 27.

Volleyball falls to No. 6 Emory in UAA Championship
The No. 1 volleyball team earned wins over University of Rochester and No. 16 University of Chicago to advance to the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship match for the 24th-consecutive year, before falling to No. 6 Emory University in the title match Saturday.

Emory outlasted WUSTL, 25-15, 22-25, 25-16, 25-18, to win the UAA Championship. The match marked the 14th time overall, including ninth-straight, that Washington University and Emory have squared off in the UAA Championship match. WUSTL finished the regular season with a 29-3 overall record and an 8-2 mark in the UAA.

Junior middle hitter Emily Tulloch highlighted the Bears’ offensive efforts in the championship match, finishing with a team-high 12 kills while hitting .385. Senior outside hitter Drew Hargrave also finished in double-figures with 10 kills, while junior outside hitter Meghan Byrne added nine. Senior setter Marilee Fisher recorded her second double-double of the weekend with 32 assists and 13 digs. Junior defensive specialist Tanya Marvi tallied a team-high 17 digs, while senior libero Kelly Pang finished with 16.

Swimming and diving drops duals against Chicago
The men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams posted 51 season-best times as the Bears dropped duals to fellow University Athletic Association (UAA) member, University of Chicago, Saturday afternoon.

Freshmen Katie Anderson and Kristalyn McAfee each won two individual events for the WUSTL women. Anderson also teamed with juniors Allison Siegel, Chi Pham and Jennifer Tartavull to win the 200-freestyle relay. Tartavull also won an individual event for the Bears, who lost 122-166 to Chicago.

On the men’s side, sophomore Luke Dobben swam to a pair of first-place finishes in the 200 and 500 freestyles. Freshman Reed Dalton and senior Brendan Morin each won one event and also swam on the Bears’ first-place 200-freestyle relay team, along with freshman Kaisen Yao and sophomore Will Miller. Yao won the 100 backstroke and sophomore Zane Turpin finished first in the 1,650 freestyle to give the Bears seven event wins despite dropping the dual to the Maroons, 119-175.

WUSTL returns to action Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Illinois Wesleyan Invite in Bloomington, Ill.

Cross country competes at Red & White Open
Several members of the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the North Central College Red & White Open Thursday. Both teams finished second at the meet.

Freshman Arjun Kumar led three WUSTL men’s finishers in the top five, finishing as the runner-up in the three-mile race with a time of 15:12. Sophomore Andrew Catanese (15:13) and freshman Joshua Clark (15:14) followed in third and fifth, respectively.

In the women’s three-mile race, senior Lexy Millett (18:31) and junior Katy Barron (18:33) were the top finishes for WUSTL, placing sixth and seventh, respectively.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams are next scheduled to compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Oshkosh, Wis.

Elizabeth Phillips selected as NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award winner
2012 NCAA Woman of the Year recipient and Washington University in St. Louis alumna Elizabeth Phillips has been selected as an NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award winner, as announced Nov. 1 by the organization.

The NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award recognizes student-athletes who completed their athletics eligibility during the 2011-12 academic year for their success on the fields and courts, in the classroom, and in the community. Award recipients will be recognized at the Honors Celebration Jan. 18 during the NCAA Convention in Grapevine, Texas.

Phillips, who graduated in May with a degree in biomedical engineering and a 4.0 GPA, completed her career as one of the most decorated student-athletes in school history. She became the first-ever three-time NCAA Elite 88/89 Award winner in any NCAA division. In 2012, Phillips was named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year Division III award winner for women’s track & field/cross country, making her the first track & field/cross country Academic All-America of the Year winner in WUSTL history. She also earned first-team Academic All-America honors in 2011 and 2012.

Phillips is in her first year of medical school at University of Pennsylvania, and serving as a volunteer assistant cross country coach at Penn.

Previously, the award recognized eight student-athletes and was known as Today’s Top VIII. The NCAA Honors Committee expanded the award to honor 10 student-athletes to recognize the increased number of student-athletes, sports and championship opportunities.

Teri Clemens and Stan London selected to STL Sports Hall of Fame
Washington University in St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame members Teri Clemens and Dr. Stan London will be inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame at an Enshrinement Dinner Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Millennium Hotel.

Clemens and London are two of 16 honorees who will be inducted in November: Bob Costas (Media), Jim Edmonds (Baseball), Joe Torre (Baseball), Orlando Pace (Football), Jim Hanifan (Football), Glen Hall (Hockey), Bill DeWitt, Jr. (Ownership), Dr. Richard Lehman (Sports Medicine), Harry Gallatin (Basketball), Al Trost (Soccer), David Gall (Horse Racing), Ellen Port (Golf), Ken Boyer (Baseball) and Don Coryell (Football).

The winningest coach by percentage in NCAA volleyball history, Clemens guided her team to seven NCAA Division III national championships in 14 years. Owner of a 529-77 (.873) career record, she coached the Bears to the school’s first NCAA title in 1989. Her teams won an unprecedented six-straight NCAA crowns from 1991 to 1996, and Clemens’ 1992 squad (40-0) is the only undefeated champion in Division III history. A five-time national coach of the year selection, Clemens won 11 of the first 12 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships and posted a 136-1 conference record.

Starring in both basketball and baseball, London finished his collegiate athletic career while enrolled in the School of Medicine. He batted a school-record .465 during the 1948 baseball season and earned honorable mention All-America honors in basketball. A member of now six halls of fame, including the Illinois State Basketball Hall of Fame, he has served as team physician for a number of St. Louis’ professional sports teams, including the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals.