June 5, 2020

Sports Shorts

Vanderbeek has strong showing for golf team

The Webster University golf team finished 12th overall in the Transylvania Fall Invitational on Sept. 10. After a first-round total of 322 strokes, the Gorloks shot 301 in the second round.

Freshman Matt Vanderbeek led Webster with a two-round total of 149, enough to place him 21st in a field of 103 golfers. Junior Kyler Scott shot a 149 in the two rounds, while junior Dan Klipsch had a combined score of 160.

The next competition for the men’s golf team is the Anderson Fall Invitational in Anderson, Ind., on Sept. 17 and 18.

Men’s soccer falls to Wesleyan, rebounds with win over Millikin

The Webster University men’s soccer team went 1-1 this past week at the Clash of the Titans Tournament hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill.  The Gorloks are now 2-3 overall.

Webster dropped the first game of the tournament to the Illinois Wesleyan Titans 1-0 on Sept. 10. After a scoreless first half, the Titans managed to score the lone goal in the 18th minute of the second half.

In the second contest of the tournament, the Gorloks came away victorious, as they defeated Millikin University in overtime, 3-2.

The Gorloks held a two-goal advantage for most of the game, but Millikin scored two goals in the final five minutes of the second half to tie the contest. In overtime, junior forward Clint Carder scored his first goal of the season to end the game.

Webster’s next game is scheduled for Sept. 14 in Terre Haute, Ind., as the Gorloks take on Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The Gorloks open conference play on Sept. 17 with a road game in Louisville, Ky., against Spalding University.

Webster professors help hurling team to national championship

Two Webster University professors helped the St. Louis Sons of Liberty hurling team win the U.S. Gaelic Athletic Association North American County Board Junior C Hurling championship on Sept. 4.

The professors are Stephen Forsha, director of the Scott Air Force Base campus, and John Watson, associate professor of art at the main campus.

The Sons of Liberty beat the Barley House Wolves of Concord, N.H., by a score of 1-11 (14), 3-4 (13). Hurling teams from across the country competed in the Labor Day weekend tournament in San Francisco. The St. Louis team also played squads from Allentown, Pa., San Diego and Denver.

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