Archive for September, 2005
The 2005 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship will take place this Saturday and Sunday at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, Minn. Defending champion Saint John's is among a group of five teams that are expected to contend for the title. Joining the Johnnies in the title chase will be Augsburg, Concordia, Gustavus, and St. Thomas.
Gustavus Adolphus College is hosting the Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championship at the Swanson Indoor Tennis Center and the Brown Outdoor Courts this weekend. The Men's Division III Midwest Region Championships will take place Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2.
The Gustavus volleyball team saw their short two-match winning streak come to an end Wednesday night, falling to Bethel University 3-0 in Arden Hills, Minn. Sophomores Andrea Kron (Cold Spring, Minn.) and Jennifer Thelemann (Le Sueur, Minn.) led the Gusties offensively with 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Bethel improves to 13-4 overall and 3-1 in the MIAC with the win, while Gustavus slips to 9-6 overall and 3-2 in the league.
The Gustavus women's soccer team continued to struggle losing to Saint Mary's 2-0 in St. Peter on Wednesday afternoon. The loss was the fourth shutout loss for the Gusties in the past two weeks. The score was tied 0-0 at halftime, however Saint Mary's scored what would turn out to be the gamewinner just one minute into the second half. Gustavus is now 3-6-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus men's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to six games Tuesday evening with a 3-1 win over Saint Mary's University in Winona. Senior midfielder Bobby Kroog (Bloomington, Minn.) led the Gusties with a goal and an assist, while senior Chris Pinahs (Delafield, Wis.) and junior Alex Groth (Waupaca, Wis.) also found the back of the net for Gustavus. The Gusties improve to 5-1-2 overall and 3-0-1 in the MIAC with the win. Saint Mary's falls to 1-6-1 overall, 1-3-0 in the MIAC.
Gustavus Adolphus College junior Hailey Harren (Cold Springs, Minn.) has been named MIAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week. Harren placed second overall in the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational in a time of 22:21.10, leading the Gusties to a 4th place team finish. Harren was one of the 336 runners in the race. This was Harren's third top-five finish in three races this season. This is the second week this season that Harren has been named MIAC athlete of the week.
For the second time this season, Kelli Groff from Gustavus Adolphus College has earned the MIAC women's golfer of the week award. The defending MIAC champion fired a 36-hole total of two-over par 146 to win the Division III Midwest Classic. The 36-hole score is a Gustavus school record, as was her final round of even-par 72. Groff's performance helped the Gusties win the 10-team event with a school-record 36-hole total of 624, including a final-round 311, an 18-hole school record score.
The Gustavus men's golf team fired a second-round 309 to finish with a fourth place team score of 294-309--603 at the Frank Wrigglesworth Blugold Collegiate hosted by UW-Eau Claire. The host Blugolds took the top two spots with Luther finishing third, just one stroke ahead of the Gusties. Sophomore Jordan Hawkinson (Lindstrom, Minn.) carded the low score for Gustavus with a 36-hole total of 73-74--147, finishing sixth.
Gustavus Adolphus College freshman libero Emily Klein (Red Wing, Minn.) has been named MIAC Setter/Libero of the Week for the week ending September 25. In wins over Augsburg and St. Kate's and a loss to Carleton, Klein had 43 digs, 4.78 digs per game and only 2 reception errors. In game one against Augsburg, Emily served 12 straight points near the end of the game to give Gustavus their largest margin of victory in a game this season.
The Gustavus men's golf team fired a first-round 294 and finds itself in second place after the first round of the Frank Wrigglesworth Blugold Collegiate. The UW-Eau Claire Gold team leads the tournament after a first-round 288, while the regular Eau Claire squad sits in third place, one stroke behind the Gusties. Senior Clayton Johnson (Anoka, Minn.) is the highest placed Gustie individually, in fourth place after an even-par 71. Play concludes with 18 holes on Monday.