Archive for February, 2009
The Gustavus women's basketball team battled St. Ben's straight up for 35 minutes, unfortunately the Gusties were unable to knock down any key shots in the final five minutes and the Blazers pulled away for a 60-50 victory. Gustavus trailed 44-43 with 6:14 left in the game, however St. Ben's outscored the Gusties 16-7 the rest of the way to claim the 10-point victory. Gustavus will open MIAC Tournament play on Tuesday at 7:30 pm against an opponent yet to be determined.
The Gustavus men's basketball team's offensive woes continued on Saturday as the Gusties fell to Saint John's 71-60 in Collegeville in the final game of the regular season. The Gusties managed just 22 points in the first half and trailed by 13 at halftime. Sam Paulson recorded his first double-double of the season and second of his career with a game-high 17 points and 13 boards. Gustavus dropped to 12-13 overall and 11-9 in the MIAC, while the Johnnies improved to 14-11 overall and 12-8 in the league.
The Gustavus men's tennis team defeated the University of Mary Washington 6-3 to advance to the consolation championship round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III National Indoor Championships at the Swanson Tennis Center. The Gusties grabbed a quick 3-0 lead after doubles, but it was not until Ben Tomasek claimed the point at #5 singles that Gustavus won the match.
The Gustavus men's and women's swimming and diving teams held their ground and both teams are in second place after the second day of the MIAC Championships, which are being held at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center in Minneapolis. The women's team trails Carleton by 60 points, while the men's team trails St. Olaf by 81 points. The championships conclude on Saturday.
The Gustavus women's hockey team clinched its fifth straight MIAC title with a convincing 6-0 win over Hamline on Friday night at Don Roberts Ice Rink. The Gustie win, paired with a St. Thomas loss to Bethel (1-0) assured Gustavus of the 2008-09 title. It was senior night at Gustavus and three of the four seniors, Jessie Doig, Christine Wicker, and Jenny Pusch scored a goal, and the other senior Mari Gunderson registered two assists. The Gusties improved to 19-1-4 on the season and 15-0-2 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus men's hockey team was unable to overcome a two-goal deficit in the first period as Hamline went on to hand the Gusties a 5-2 loss in St. Paul on Friday night. Joe Long scored two goals for the Pipers, including the final goal of the game that sealed the win three minutes into the third period. Despite the loss, Gustavus clinched a spot in the MIAC Playoffs next week, but is now tied with Hamline for third place in the league standings at 9-6-0.
The Gustavus men's tennis team was unable to extend a 2-1 lead after doubles play as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defeated the Gusties 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Indoor Championships at the Swanson Tennis Center on Friday. Gustavus, which entered the tournament as the defending champion, suffered its first loss in the quarterfinal round for the first time in the event's nine-year history.
The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team is in second place after the first day of the MIAC Championships, which are being held at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center in Minneapolis. The Gusties, who scored 214 points, trail first place St. Olaf, who tallied 232 points. Matt Stewart had big day for the Gusties as he won the 500 freestyle for the third consecutive year in a MIAC record time of 4:26.78.
The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team scored 166.5 points on the first day of the MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships and trail first place Carleton by just one-and-one-half points heading into the second day of the three day event. Carrie Gundersen finished second in the 500 freestyle, but automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 5:01.05. The meet is being held at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center in Minneapolis.
The Gustavus women's gymnastics team put on a show in front of an enthusiastic crowd as it defeated UW-Stout 179.750 to 178.745 in the last home dual meet of the season on Thursday night in the Lund Center Forum. The Gusties posted season-best scores of 45.950 on the floor exercise and 43.775 on the uneven bars. Laura Hansen (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) scored 9.400 on the uneven bars to capture first place on the apparatus.