Big Athletics Weekend: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer Win Conference Tourneys, Head to NCAA Regionals

| November 11, 2013

Webster’s 2013 SLIAC champion volleyball team broke a school record held by the 2007 squad.

It was a big weekend for Webster University Athletics, with three teams competing in their St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) tournaments and two of them emerging victorious. The victors earned berths in their respective NCAA Division III national tournaments.

Volleyball Breaks Webster Record

The volleyball team captured its third consecutive conference tournament championship with a 3-0 sweep (25-12, 25-13, 25-20) of Principia College on Saturday, the Webster volleyball team’s seventh title in the last eight years.

The victory was their 26th of the season — breaking the school record set by the 2007 squad — and gives them an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III national tournament.

Three Gorlok volleyball players were named to the all-tournament team: juniors Sam Kersting, the tournament MVP; Jenny Howard, and Kristen McDowell.

Read more about the volleyball team victory at the Webster University Athletics page.

The women’s soccer team won back-to-back SLIAC tournament titles.

Women’s Soccer Wins 6th SLIAC Tourney Title

The women’s soccer team also won the SLIAC championship by defeating Principia, scoring four unanswered goals to win, 4-1. The victory was the women’s soccer team’s sixth SLIAC tournament championship, all of which have come in the last nine years.

Jordan Fosburgh, who scored two goals and one assist in the game, was selected as the tournament MVP.

The women’s soccer team will now appear in its 10th national tournament and second in as many years. The Gorloks will find out who, when and where they play in the national tournament today (Nov. 11) at 12:30 p.m. CST, as the NCAA streams its selection show live on

Read more about the women’s soccer team’s victorious weekend at the Webster University Athletics page.

Men’s Soccer Season Ends

The men’s soccer team also competed in the SLIAC tournament over the weekend, but their 2-1 loss to Westminster College means their 2013 season comes to an end.

However, seven Webster men’s soccer players were honored with postseason awards, including freshman BJ Dryer, who was named the conference’s Newcomer of the Year.

Three seniors — Patrick McCaffrey, Marc Hager, and Korey Gauvain — played their final collegiate game.

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