Archive for February, 2009
The Gustavus men's nordic ski team had a rough first day at the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) 10K Classic race which was held at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minn. on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties, who placed eighth out of nine teams at the race, were led by sophomore Jens Brabbit, who finished 22nd (out of 60) with a time of 28:11. The team will take part in the 10K Freestyle race on Sunday.
Senior Allison Bohn turned in the finest performance of her collegiate career and finished 12th (out of 60) in the Central Collegiate Ski Association 5K Classic race which was held at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minn. on Saturday. Bohn posted a time of 16:08. Kelly Chaudoin was 12 seconds behind Bohn in 14th place with a time of 16:20. The Gusties will take part in the 10K Freestyle race on Sunday.
Men’s Tennis Grabs First Wins Of Season Defeating St. Cloud State, Minnesota State-Mankato, and Concordia
The Gustavus men's tennis team split duties today en route to recording its first three wins of the spring season on Saturday. The Gusties defeated Division II institutions St. Cloud State 6-3 in Sartell and Minnesota State University, Mankato 7-2 at the Swanson Tennis Center before shutting out Concordia 9-0 in Fargo. Charlie Paukert, Ashok Jethwa, and Nick Hansen each picked up a pair of wins in singles play.
The Gustavus women's gymnastics team turned in a season-best team score of 179.925 at the Best of Minnesota Meet on its way to finishing third place out of four teams. The University of Minnesota won the competition with a score of 195.075 followed by Winona State University in second at 181.675 and Hamline University in fourth at 177.375. Laura Hansen turned in the top score for the Gusties as she scored a 9.650 on the balance beam.
Women’s Tennis Opens Spring Season With Wins Over Augustana, Nebraska-Omaha, and University of North Dakota
The Gustavus women's tennis team opened its spring season with three wins at the Swanson Tennis Center on Saturday. The Gusties opened the day with a 6-3 win over Augustana (SD), followed by a 7-2 win over the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and finished with a 5-4 win over the University of North Dakota. Erica Dobson led Gustavus with three singles wins at the #3 and #4 positions.
The Gustavus men's indoor track and field team claimed first place in seven events as the team finished first with 159 points at the Meet of the Hearts hosted by Carleton College. The Gusties finished 25.5 points ahead of fellow MIAC school, Hamline, which tallied 123.5 points. Other schools at the meet included Carleton, Luther, and Macalester, which tallied 121 points, 102.5 points, and 36 points, respectively.
Junior Kaelene Lundstrum won three events to lead the Gustavus women's indoor track and field team to a first place finish with 178 points at the five-team Meet of the Hearts hosted by Carleton College. The Gusties took first in six events as they finished 44 points ahead of second place Luther's 134 points. Other schools at the meet included Carleton, Hamline, and Macalester, which tallied 96 points, 66 points, and 42 points, respectively.
The Gustavus men's hockey team bounced back from a sluggish offensive performance on Friday night to score five power play goals as part of an 8-1 win at Concordia on Saturday afternoon to salvage a series split with the Cobbers. Forward Ross Ring-Jarvi recorded two goals and an assist to lead the Gusties with three points, while goaltender Matt Lopes turned in a solid performance between the pipes stopping 35 of the 36 shots he faced.
The Gustavus women's hockey team used its depth to score three goals in the third period and pull away from a valiant Concordia squad for a 5-0 victory. The Cobbers trailed 1-0 after the first period and 2-0 after two periods, but goals by Mari Gunderson, Gracie Olson, and Christine Wicker in the first ten minutes of the third period allowed the Gusties to extend their unbeaten streak to 21 games.
In front of a full house with a playoff-like atmosphere, the top-ranked St. Thomas defense did not allow many clear looks at the basket as the Gustavus men's basketball team lost 72-59 at Gus Young Court on Saturday afternoon. The Tommies held the Gusties to 39 percent shooting, while going 53 percent from the floor themselves. Sam Paulson fell one rebound short of recording a double-double as he poured in 14 points and grabbed nine boards.