Archive for November, 2007

Joe Welch skates past a Cardinal defender. 

Men’s Hockey Team Skates to 6-0 Win Over Saint Mary’s

The Gustavus men's hockey team exploded for four goals in the second period on their way to a 6-0 win over visiting Saint Mary's on Friday night. Sophomore forward David Martinson scored one goal and recorded three assists to lead the Gusties. Gustavus is now 4-3-0 overall and 2-1-0 in the MIAC.

Gustavus players crashed the net against Saint Mary’s. 

Special Teams Play Pushes Women’s Hockey Past Saint Mary’s 6-1

The Gustavus Adolphus women's hockey team scored four power play goals and one short-handed goal to defeat Saint Mary's 6-1 on Friday night in Winona. Stefanie Ubl (Sr., Blaine, Minn.) recored a power play goal, a short-handed goal, and an assist in the victory as Gustavus moves to 5-1-0 overall and 3-0-0 in league play. Saint Mary's fell to 1-4-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the MIAC.

Skylar Davis finished third in the 500 freestyle with a National “B” qualifying time. 

Men’s and Women’s Swimming Off to Strong Start After Day One of Carthage Invite

The Gustavus men's and women's teams got off to a strong start after day one of the Carthage Invitational in Kenosha, Wis. on Friday. The Gustie men had six top five finishes, including first place in the 800 freestyle relay. The Golden Gustie women earned three top five finishes. The meet will concluded Saturday with races starting at 9:00 am.

Veteran Women’s Nordic Skiing Team Has High Expectations For 2007-08 Season

The Gustavus Adolphus women's Nordic ski team will open its season this weekend at Junior Olympic Qualifying races in Dresser, Wis. Saturday's action will feature a 1-kilometer freestyle sprint race, while Sunday's races will highlight a 1-kilometer classic sprint race. Gustavus begins the season with an experienced squad that finished fourth at the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Regional Championships a year ago.

Dan Schmidtknecht drives for two of  his six points. 

Men’s Basketball Loses to Macalester 82-78

The Gustavus men's basketball team built an early 14-point lead, but could not withstand a strong second half Macalester rally and the result was a disappointing 82-78 at Gus Young Court on Wednesday evening. The Gusties were unable to contain the Scot duo of Tom Conboy and Abe Woldeslassie, who scored 34 and 33 points respectively. Gustavus was led by Trevor Wittwer with 17 points.

Jess Vadnais drives to the hoop for two of her 24 points. 

Second-Half Rally Pushes Women’s Basketball Past Macalester 54-51

Jess Vadnais (Sr., Hudson, Wis.) scored 20 of her game-high 24 points in the second half to lift the Gustavus women's basketball team past Macalester 54-51 Wednesday night at Gus Young Court in St. Peter. The game kicked off the MIAC schedule for both squads, while the game was also the season opener for Coach Mickey Haller's squad.

Men’s Nordic Skiing Begins Season With Optimism Saturday

The Gustavus Adolphus Nordic ski team will open its season this weekend at Junior Olympic Qualifying races in Dresser, Wis. Saturday's action will feature a 1-kilometer freestyle sprint race, while Sunday's races will highlight a 1-kilometer classic sprint race. Gustavus starts the season with numerous new faces on a squad that finished sixth at the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Regional Championships a year ago.

Steve Wilkinson 

Steve Wilkinson Named Recipient of USTA/ITA National Campus Recreation Award For Developing Tennis In The College Community

Gustavus Adolphus College men's tennis coach Steve Wilkinson has been named the national winner of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Campus Recreation Award. Wilkinson will be honored on December 15 at the ITA Coaches Convention at the Naples Grande Resort and Spa in Naples, Florida.

Matt Stewart has the top MIAC times in the 200 butterfly, 100 butterfly, and 200 freestyle. 

Gustavus Swimmers and Divers Increase Number of MIAC Top Times

The Gustavus men's and women's swimming and diving program increased its number of MIAC-best times in the pool as of November 26, 2007. Matt Stewart (Jr., Burnsville, Minn.) has the three fastest times in the 100 freestyle (47.42), 200 freestyle (1:44.35), and 200 butterfly (1:56.17). Carrie Gundersen (So., Minnetonka, Minn.) owns the top times so far in the 500 freestyle (5:22.51) and 1000 freestyle (10:55.63).

Mike DesLauriers starts the break for the Gusties. 

Men’s Basketball Team Picks Up Impressive 68-56 Win Over Buena Vista

The Gustavus men's basketball team jumped out to an 11-point 19-8 lead in the first seven minutes of the game and never looked back on its way to a hard-fought 68-56 win over Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa on Tuesday night. The Gusties, who shot 49.0 percent (25-51) from the field, placed four players in double figures including Kane Sivesind (13), Jesse Van Sickle (13), Trevor Wittwer (12), and Andrew Doble (12).