Archive for February, 2008
The Gustavus women's basketball team clinched at least a share of third place in the MIAC standings with 68-63 win over Hamline on Wednesday night in St. Paul. The Gustie defense compiled 17 steals and forced 28 Piper turnovers in the victory. Offensively, four players reached double-digit figures as Gustavus improved to 17-7 overall and 16-5 in the conference. Hamline maintained the final spot in post-season play, but fell to 12-12 overall and 9-12 in the league.
The Gustavus men's basketball team used a 10-0 run early in the second half to build a 14-point lead and then closed the door with a 19-3 run over the final five minutes on its way to a 87-58 win over Hamline on Wednesday night in St. Peter. The victory assured the Gusties of a second place league finish with one game remaining in the regular season. Coach Mark Hanson's squad is now 18-6 overall and 14-5 in the conference play.
The Gustavus Adolphus women's hockey team will wrap up the regular season with a series against Concordia College and the opportunity to become the first team in MIAC women's hockey history to complete a season 18-0-0. The Golden Gusties enter the contest at 21-2-0 overall and 16-0-0 in league play, while the Cobbers come in at 10-9-2 overall and 10-4-2 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus Adolphus women's basketball team enters Wednesday night's contest against the Hamline Pipers with a 16-7 overall record and 15-5 record in the MIAC. The game will be streamed live over the internet through the Hamline website.
The Gustavus women's tennis team was busy at the Swanson Tennis Center on Saturday as the Gusties defeated Concordia 9-0, Winona State University 8-1, and Augustana (SD) 8-1. The Gusties only dropped four sets over the course of the three dual matches as their overall record improved to 3-1.
The Gustavus women's tennis team improved to 4-2 on the season with a 8-1 win over the Martin Luther College at the Swanson Tennis Center in St. Peter on Sunday morning and a 7-0 loss to the University of Minnesota on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis.
The Gustavus women's Nordic ski team saved its best performance of the season with a second place finish at the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Regional Championships in Biwabik, Minn. on February 16-17. The Gusties earned 146 points for their highest finish ever at the regional championships. Northern Michigan captured the team title with 166 points, while the University of Alaska in Fairbanks compiled 130 points for third place.
The Gustavus men's nordic ski team finished the season with a sixth place finish with 77 points at the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Regional Championships in Biwabik, Minn. on February 16-17. Gustavus finished in sixth place for the sixth time in seven years. Northern Michigan took the team title with 161 points, just past University of Alaska in Fairbanks, which finished with 155 points. The championships consisted of a 10K freestyle race on Saturday and a 15K classic race on Sunday.
The Gustavus men's and women's swimming and diving teams both finished what they started on Thursday as they won the MIAC Team Championships on Saturday night at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The Gustie men, who claimed their sixth title in seven years, tallied 874 points. The Gustavus women repeated as MIAC Champions for their fourth title in seven years with 697.5 points.
The Gustavus women's basketball team staged a 18-4 run to rally from an eight-point deficit late in the second half for a 71-66 win against St. Olaf on Saturday afternoon in Northfield. The Gusties forced the Oles to commit 24 turnovers compared to 13 turnovers of their own. Gustavus remained in third place in the conference with the win as it moved to 16-7 overall and 15-5 in the MIAC. St. Olaf slipped to 7-16 overall and 6-14 in the league.