October 31, 2014

Sports Shorts

Volleyball team routs Eureka, MacMurray but falls to Greenville

The Webster University volleyball team played three St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matches this past week and had mixed results. The Gorloks easily beat Eureka College 3-0 on Sept. 17 in Louisville, Ky.

Later that same day, Webster fell to defending SLIAC champ Greenville College 3-2. The Gorloks won the first set but lost the next two. Webster evened the score at 2-2 by winning set No. 4, but Greenville did just enough to get by Webster in the final set, 16-14. Webster rebounded from the loss by downing MacMurray 3-0 on Sept. 19 in Jacksonville, Ill.

Webster is 6-4 overall (3-1 SLIAC). The Gorloks play three conference matches in the upcoming week. Webster takes on Westminster College at 11 a.m. and MacMurray at 1 p.m. in a home doubleheader on Sept. 24. Webster will then have a change to avenge their loss to Greenville when they travel to Greenville, Ill., on Sept. 27 to take on the Panthers.

Women win, men lose in cross-country meet with Westminster

The Webster University men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed against SLIAC rival Westminster College in a rescheduled dual-meet on Sept. 14 at Blackburn Park.

The Webster women placed four of their runners in the top six en route to defeating the Westminster Blue Jays. Webster won with a low score of 25 points, while the Blue Jays had 31 points.
Sophomore Heather Heisse finished second at the meet and led the Gorloks with a time of 13:26. Freshman Kassandra Ochoa had the second-best time for Webster and placed fourth overall.

The Webster men didn’t fare quite as well, as the Gorloks (37 points) finished second to Westminster (20 points). Freshman Jason Hickson and junior Dan Henkey paced the Gorloks by finishing fourth and five overall, respectively.

Next up for both Webster cross-country teams is the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Sept. 23 in Rock Island, Ill. The meet will be a good measuring stick for both Webster squads, as several SLIAC competitors will have their men’s and women’s teams at the event.

Women win, men fall in tennis matches versus Missouri Baptist University

The Webster University women’s tennis team defeated NAIA opponent Missouri Baptist University 7-2 on Sept. 20 at the Webster Groves Tennis Center. The victory pushed the Gorloks’ record to 2-0.

The men’s tennis team was not as fortunate, as they fell to MoBap 7-2 on Sept. 20 at the WGTC. The team is now 1-1.
Next up for the women’s team is a road match against Millikin University on Sept. 23. The men play Fontbonne University on Sept. 27 in Clayton.

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