Archive for September, 2005

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Klein Named MIAC Setter/Libero of the Week

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.

Women’s Cross Country Fourth at Roy Griak Invitational

The Gustavus women's cross country team placed three runners in the top 25 and finished fourth of 28 teams in the Maroon (Division III) race at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota on Saturday. Carleton won the team title with 93 points, while UW-Eau Claire edged St. Olaf for second place, 112-114. Junior Hailey Harren (Cold Spring, Minn.) picked up her third top-two finish in three races this season with a second place finish.

Gaard Claims Singles Title, While Hom and Menne Claim Doubles Title at ITA Midwest Regional

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's tennis team swept the singles and doubles titles at the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Region Championships which were held on the Gustavus campus this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Jaime Gaard defeated teammate Lauren Hom in the singles final, while Hom teamed with Marla Menne to win the doubles final.

Men’s Cross Country Places 25th at Roy Griak Invitational

The Gustavus men's cross country team finished 25th of 43 teams in the Maroon (Division II & III) race at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota on Saturday. The Gusties scored 730 points, while UW-La Crosse picked up the team title with a score of 80. Junior Alex Zupan (Monona, Wis.) led the Gusties, traversing the 8-kilometer course with a 73rd-place time of 27:12.

Volleyball Sweeps St. Kate’s 3-0

The Gustavus volleyball team picked up their third Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory of the season with a 3-0 victory over the College of St. Catherine Saturday in St. Peter. Sophomore Andrea Kron (Cold Spring, Minn.) led the Gusties with 15 kills, while first-year Bridget Burtzel added 30 assists. Kayla Reed registered 11 kills and 12 digs for the Wildcats, now 2-9 and 0-3 in the MIAC. Gustavus improved to 9-5 overall and 3-1 in the MIAC with the win.

Women’s Soccer Falls Short versus St. Benedict, 1-0

The Gustavus women's soccer team lost to St. Benedict 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops Gustavus to 1-2 in the MIAC, while St. Benedict remains unbeaten in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play with a 3-0 mark.

Men’s Soccer Draws With Saint John’s 2-2

In a battle of regionally rated foes, the Gustavus men's soccer team played Saint John's University to a 2-2 tie. The Gusties entered the match rated third in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas West Region poll, while the Johnnies are rated tenth in the same poll. Gustavus moves to 4-1-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Saint John's is now 6-0-1 overall, 2-0-1 in the MIAC.

Football Team Falls to Saint John’s 41-14

The Gustavus football team stayed close to eighth ranked Saint John's in the first half, but the Gusties struggled in the second half and lost to the Johnnies 41-14 in Saint Peter. Running back Mitch Anderson and wide receiver Patrick Weinecke scored touchdowns for Gustavus which falls to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the MIAC.

Women’s Golf Topples Records at Midwest Classic

The Gustavus women's golf team set a pair of school records on Saturday during the first round of the Midwest Classic. The Gusties shot a 18-hole team score of 313, which shattered the old record by seven strokes. Senior Kelli Groff (Bloomington, Minn.) added her name to the Gustavus record list after posting a school-record 74 on day one. She currently leads the medalist standings and bettered the old mark of 75 by one stroke. The Gusties lead St. Thomas in the team competition, 313-317.

Volleyball Downs Augsburg 3-0

The Gustavus volleyball team got back on the winning track Friday night by beating Augsburg in three games (30-11, 30-16, 30-18). Gustavus was led by junior outside hitter Jessica Plemel (Owatonna, Minn.) with 14 kills and first-year Bridget Burtzel (Cold Spring, Minn.) with 41 assists. Senior Billie Painschab and sophomore Katie LaGrave led the Auggies offensively with five kills apiece. The Gusties improve to 8-5 overall and 2-1 in the MIAC, while Augsburg falls to 2-14 overall and 0-4 in league play.