November 23, 2020

Sports

Webster University baseball

Baseball team goes 1-2 in first home games of season

After a 6-1 start in Florida to open the 2011 season, the Webster University baseball team returned home to GCS Ballpark and went 1-2. On March 20, the Gorloks fell to the Wartburg College Knights 3-2; the day before, Webster beat Concordia University but was dominated by Franklin College.

Trisha Thompson, Webster University softball

Softball team takes two in a row

The Webster University softball team started the season off hot by winning seven of their first nine games, then cooled down to the tune of five straight losses. But with two victories in a row, including a win over the No. 19 team in the country, the Gorloks look to be on the upswing once again.

Josh Sellmeyer / Sports Editor

The Sporting Insider: A New Rival for Webster?

However, Fontbonne’s athletic teams simply aren’t on par with Webster’s in a majority of sports. The Gorloks have dominated the rivalry of late, and this trend doesn’t look like it will be changing any time soon. The time has come for Webster to view a different school as being “the” rival.

Webster Track and Field

Track and field teams have strong showing at meet

Aided by junior Gretchen Rieger’s sensational performance in the javelin throw, the Webster University track and field program opened the season on a high note at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird meet on March 19. Rieger won her event and set a school record with a throw of 38.94 meters. It was an outstanding day for the Gorloks, as several athletes either broke school records or had personal bests.

Agustin Villalba and Diego Alarcon

Ecuadorian duo powers men’s tennis team

Agustin Villalba and Diego Alarcon enter the 2011 tennis season as the team’s first and second seeds, respectively, for the second consecutive year. In addition to being solid singles players, the duo could potentially be a strong force as a doubles pair, but they say that’ll never happen because their styles don’t mesh.

Baseball team starts off season hot

When the Webster University baseball program lost 10 seniors from last year’s 35-11 team, the 2011 campaign could have easily been viewed as a potential rebuilding year. But even with 14 freshmen and four seniors on this year’s roster, coach Bill Kurich would rather reload than rebuild.

Alex King / Sports Director

King’s Court: Working Out the Kinks

The Webster University baseball team kicked off their season during spring break by playing seven games. The time spent in Florida is a great opportunity for the team to fine-tune things before the SLIAC season starts. But it also helps young players make the transition to college ball.

Webster University softball player Trisha Thompson

Softball team falls to DePauw in doubleheader

After spending the first three weeks of the season on the road, the Webster University softball team played their first home games of the season on March 12 and were swept in a doubleheader by the DePauw University Tigers. The Gorloks started the season 7-2, but five straight losses have dropped the team to 7-7.

Lee McKinney, Fontbonne University coach
Webster University women's basketball team

Women stun Jays, qualify for national tournament

Before the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament started, Webster University women’s basketball coach Jordan Olufson told his players that the regular season no longer mattered. “When you’re playing in this tournament, only today matters,” Olufson said. “The other games go out the window. Today is make or break.”

Drew Moore, Webster University men's basketball

Men earn bid to NCAA D-III tourney

The Webster University men’s basketball team used a stifling second-half defensive effort to shut down the high-flying Westminster College Blue Jays en route to a 64-47 win in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship game on Feb. 26 at Grant Gymnasium.

Josh Sellmeyer, Webster Sports Editor

The Sporting Insider: A Chance to History

Immediately after the men’s basketball team’s impressive 64-47 win over Westminster in the SLIAC tournament championship game, players from the women’s team joined the men at center court of the Grant Gymnasium to celebrate the basketball program’s sweep of the Blue Jays. It was an iconic moment in Webster athletics history, and players from both NCAA tournament-bound teams will be able to cherish that moment forever.

Softball team reloads for 2011

When a regular season conference champion like the 2010 Webster University softball team loses two-thirds of its roster, one might conclude the following season would be a rebuilding year. Don’t tell that to the Gorloks and their coach Chris Eaton.

Katy Meyer, Webster University women's basketball
Drew Moore, Webster University men's basketball

Gorloks clinch conference championship

With the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title on the line, Webster University’s men’s basketball team closed out the regular season by blowing out Fontbonne University 75-48 on Feb. 22 in Clayton. The win gave Webster the SLIAC regular season championship and the rights to host the post-season tournament, which begins against Greenville College on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Grant Gymnasium.