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Men’s soccer drops nonconference road game

Webster University men's soccer
Webster University junior Mickey Dennis (20) bodies off Lindenwood University-Belleville sophomore midfielder Juan Pablo as Webster junior Kyle Leonard runs by. Lindenwood defeated the Gorloks 4-0 on Sept. 25 in Belleville, Ill. PHOTO BY MAX BOUVATTE

The Webster University men’s soccer team fell to the Lindenwood University-Belleville Lynx 4-0 on Sept. 25 in Belleville, Ill.
The Lynx opened the scoring with four minutes remaining in the first half and never looked back. The second half started with two Lindenwood goals within the first 10 minutes.
The Gorloks could not answer the Lynx’ attack as Webster’s record dropped to 3-5-1. Webster’s next contest is a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference showdown against Eureka College on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Soccer Park.

Women’s soccer splits games in road trip
The Webster University women’s soccer team improved its record to 6-3-1 with a win and a loss last week.
Webster amassed its third shutout in a row and fifth overall by defeating North Central College 1-0 on Sept. 23. After a scoreless first half, sophomore Ally Nikolaus scored on a penalty kick in the 31st minute of the second half. The goal was enough to give Webster its sixth victory of the season.
Webster lost its second game in the Chicago area, however. The Gorloks were shut out against Dominican University 1-0 on Sept. 25. The lone goal of the game came in the seventh minute of the second half.
The women’s team continues its season with a SLIAC match against Eureka College on Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Soccer Park.

Golf team finishes second in tournament
Webster University’s golf team placed second overall in the Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational on Sept. 25 and 26 in Hartford, Wis.
Rain shortened the first day of play to only nine holes. Junior Kyler Scott led the Gorloks’ day one scoring with a 37. Freshman Matt Vanderbeek shot a 40, junior Steve Kinsman a 42, and sophomore Kaleb Kessler and junior Dan Klipsch both ended the day with a 43.
The Gorloks were able to propel into second place after a second-day score of 314. Vanderbeek had the Gorloks’ best score in round No. 2 with a 75 and placed fourth overall among 73 individual participants.
Kessler finished second in day two for Webster with a 77 and was third overall for Webster with a 120.  Scott shot an 80, but was the Gorloks’ second-best finisher with an overall score of 117.
The golf team is scheduled to participate in the Big Blue Classic on Oct. 2 and 3 in Decatur, Ill. The Big Blue Classic is the team’s final tournament of the fall season.

Men’s tennis team wins match over Fontbonne
The Webster University men’s tennis team defeated fellow SLIAC member Fontbonne University 6-3 on Sept. 27 at the Shaw Park Tennis Center in Clayton. The win improved the Gorloks’ record to 2-1.
In singles, junior Ricky Eaves recorded a win at the No. 1 slot. Junior Alex Magrath was also victorious at the No. 2 position.
Freshman Josh Papes dropped his match at No. 3, and junior Wakeel Rahman lost at No. 4.
Junior Dustin Thode picked up a win in the No. 5 spot. Freshman Zach Green rounded out the singles with a victory at No. 6.
On the doubles side, Eaves and Magrath won at the No. 1 slot. Freshman Carlton Poindexter and junior Tyler Nahnsen dropped their match at No. 2, while freshmen Daniel DeVasto and Zach Selby picked up a victory at No. 3.
The men’s tennis team will play against two opponents on Oct. 2 at the Webster Groves Tennis Center. The first match is at 10 a.m. versus Lindenwood University-Belleville. The second contest will be against Concordia Seminary at 2 p.m.

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