Blue Jays score all three goals in seven minutes to get past Eureka in conference play on Saturday

The Blue Jays were in a scoreless tie with their St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent in the waning moments of Saturday evening's game before tacking on three goals in seven minutes to win 3-0.

Junior forward Brian Russell (Fulton High) scored the game-winner in the 72nd minute while freshmen Tyler Cook and Andrew Presnell added tallies in the 77th and 80th minutes respectively. Sophomore Todd Reutlinger saved two shots to preserve the shutout for the Blue Jays (8-4-1, 2-1-1 SLIAC). The loss dropped Eureka to 3-10-1 and 1-2-1 in the SLIAC.

The win snapped three game winless streak for the Blue Jays and puts them alone in third place in the conference standings. Westminster hosts Webster University in SLIAC action tonight at 7 p.m.

Westminster soccer (W)....................................7

Eureka College...................................................1

The Blue Jays took the opposite approach of their male counterparts on Saturday afternoon by knocking in three early goals in cruising to the win. The goals came off the feet of seven different players with juniors Jen Brotherton and Katie Denning putting away the first two scores and senior Meaghan Barron finishing off first-half scoring.

Freshman midfielder Rebecca Blood started the scoring in the second half and was joined by freshman forwards Sarah Ogar and Megan Gunnels putting in their own goals. Freshman midfielder Erin Slay finished the day with a score for the Blue Jays (5-6, 2-2 SLIAC).

It was the most goals scored by Westminster this season, who hosts Webster in conference play today at 5 p.m.

Westminster volleyball goes 1-3 in weekend tournament

ST. LOUIS -- The Blue Jays started off play at the Washington University Bears Classic on the right foot with a five-set victory over the University of Dallas on Friday evening. The University of Dallas entered the match with a 16-3 record but were bested by the Blue Jays 25-21, 25-23, 25-12, 25-16 and 18-16 in the opening round.

The winning was short lived for Westminster, who lost three sets to none to the nation's top ranked team, Washington University. The Bears eased through to the win 25-12, 25-11 and 25-14.

Westminster returned to the floor on Saturday for two more matches but they both went the same way the Washington University game did. The Blue Jays were swept by the University of Mount Union 25-19, 25-11 and 25-10 and closed out play at the tournament with a four-set loss to Webster University 25-20, 25-13, 25-23 and 25-15.

The Blue Jays (8-13, 6-4 SLIAC) travel to Louisville on Saturday to play conference opponents Eureka and Spalding starting at 10 a.m.

Westminster cross country take 5th and 6th on Friday

ELSAH, Ill. -- The men's team took fifth and the women finished sixth in the Principia Cowbell Classic on Friday afternoon on the campus of Principia College.

Matt Borst led the Blue Jays men with an 11th place finish in a time of 17:38, about a minute behind the winner, Wylie Mangelsdorf of Principia. Chad Huber finished 23rd with of 18:16, seven seconds ahead of his closest teammate Matt Norman, who finished 26th. Westminster finished the day with 102 points.

The women's team finished sixth with 135 points, led by the fifth place performance from freshman Sarah Koester. Koester finished the race in a time of 21:42. Kaily Downey was next for Westminster in a time of 22:3 to place 13th out of 71 runners.

The Blue Jays run again this Saturday at the Illinois College Invitational in Jacksonville, Illinois starting at 4 p.m.

WWU soccer (M)...............................................4

Harris-Stowe State University............................1

The Owls got a hat trick from freshman Joao Paulo Dutra Parra to cruise to the three-goal American Midwest Conference victory on Saturday. The forward scored in the 5th and 9th minutes of the first half and added another one for good measure in the 70th minute. Freshman Joel De Leon added the Owls other goal in the 55th minute on an assist from junior Ruben Ramirez.

The Owls (8-3-1, 2-2) got three saves from senior goalkeeper Cory Herchenroeder. They'll host Central Methodist tonight at 5 p.m.

WWU soccer (W)..............................................6

Harris-Stowe State College................................1

Junior forward Kelsey Sanders put away two goals early in the first half to lead the Owls to a victory on Saturday. She netted scores in the 10th and 14th minute. Junior midfielder Kristen Pelley was the next Owl to score with senior defender Katie Klingemann adding on and the final goals coming from junior forward Anne Weaver and sophomore foward Dusty Maciejewski.

The win improved the Owls to 5-5-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the AMC. William Woods hosts Central Methodist tonight at 7 p.m.

Owls Cross Country compete at Gary Stoner Invitational

FAYETTE -- The men's team finished in third place and the women's squad garnered a third place finish at the race on the campus of Central Methodist University this past Saturday. Sophomore Ryan Meyer led the Owls with a second place finish out of 60 runners with a time of 25:44.71. Senior Jason Rose finished fifth overall with a time of 26:04.9. The men finished with 70 points

Junior Cheryl Held finished fourth in the women's division with a fourth place finish and 62 points. Held crossed the finish line with a time of 19:12.45, 12 second ahead of sophomore teammate Amy Gangloff, who finished fifth with a time of 19:24.55. Both teams compete again on Oct. 23rd at the Graceland University Invitational in Lamoni, Iowa.

Owls volleyball goes 1-3 at St. Ambrose Tournament

DAVENPORT, IOWA -- The Owls lost their first two matches Friday on the campus of St. Ambrose University. The host team beat William Woods in five sets 29-27, 25-20, 25-2121, 25-14 and 15-12.

Freshman setter Sarah Wehmeyer led the team with 29 assists during the loss with sophomore Emily Nolte adding 25 of her own against St Ambrose. Sophomore Amanda Henley added 28 digs and the Owls had 12 kills from senior Brianna Rodriguez and sophomore Alicia Green. Nicole Mannino added two blocks.

The Owls went the distance again in the next game, losing to Ashford University in four sets 25-20, 28-26, 28-26 and 25-15. The Owls lost a third straight match, and another five setter, to St. Francis (Ill.) 25-20, 25-20, 25-9, 25-23 and 15-10 on Saturday.

The Owls (13-14) took down Ashford by scores of 25-21, 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 and 15-10. Sophomore setter Amanda Henley led the team with 27 digs during the win while junior blocker Lauren Fleming got 17 kills, freshman setter Sarah Wehmeyer had 23 assists.

The Owls travel to Hannibal-La Grange for American Midwest Conference play on Friday at 7 p.m.

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