Archive for September, 2005
Gustavus Adolphus College junior Hailey Harren (Cold Spring, Minn.) has been named Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Harren won the Saint John's Invitational cross country meet in a fast 6K time of 22:07. Harren's time was over one minute better than the second-place finisher.
Gustavus football player Brian Evans (Gaylord, Minn.) has been named the Defensive Player of the Week by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Evans, a junior cornerback, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble against Wheaton College last Saturday.
The Gustavus men's golf team opened its 2005 fall season with a first place finish at the 10-team St. Thomas Invitational. The 36-hole tournament was played at Willinger's Golf Club and Hillcrest Country Club. The Gusties fired a team score of 310-292-602 to finish one stroke ahead of Winona State at 315-288-603. Clayton Johnson led the Gusties individually as he placed fifth with a score of 77-71-148.
The Gustavus men's soccer team secured their second win in as many days Sunday, downing the Simpson College Storm 4-0 in Indianola, Iowa. Sophomore J.T. Johnson added three more points to his season total Sunday when he assisted on Caleb Bousu's game-winner and connected on a shot from the 50-yard-line of the football field in Buxton Stadium for his third goal of the weekend. Trevor Brown and Tyler Garry shared the Gustie's first shutout of the season. Gustavus moves to 2-1-1 with the victory.
Gustavus forward J.T. Johnson scored two goals and assisted on a third in a span of six minutes, 46 seconds in the second half Saturday to lead the Gusties to a 3-1 road victory over Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska. The win moves Gustavus to 1-1-1 on the season. The Gusties play at Simpson on September 11 before opening MIAC play Wednesday, September 14 at Carleton.
The Gustavus Adolphus College football team led 21st-ranked Wheaton College (Ill.) for three quarters in its home opener Saturday at Lloyd Hollingsworth Field in St. Peter, but the Thunder scored 14 points in the final quarter for a come-from-behind 23-16 victory. The Gusties held Wheaton to 279 yards of total offense, including only 82 passing yards, while Gustavus was held to only 210 yards of total offense, including 177 passing yards. Gustavus drops to 0-2 overall, while Wheaton moves to 1-0 overall.
The Gustavus men's cross country team opened its 2005 season with a fourth place finish (out of 8 teams) at the Saint John's Invitational in Collegeville, Minnesota. The Gusties compiled 119 points, finishing behind meet champion MSU-Mankato, Saint John's and Wartburg. Alex Zupan and Collin Meierbachtol were the highest placed runners for Gustavus. Zupan finished 26th with a time of 28:13, while Meierbachtol finshed 27th, three seconds behind.
The Gustavus women's cross country team placed two runners in the top five but could not overcome Wartburg and the College of Saint Benedict during Saturday's Saint John's Invitational. Wartburg outdistanced Saint Benedict in the team race, 32-62. The Gusties finished third with 64 team points. Gustavus junior Hailey Harren crossed the finish line in first place, clocking a time of 22:07. Harren's time was over one minute better than the second-place finisher.
Gustavus and Carleton each finished with 4-0 records at the 2005 Gustavus Volleyball Classic. After defeating Viterbo and Martin Luther on Friday, the Gusties returned Saturday to knock off Cornell, 3-1, and Northwestern, 3-0, to finish the weekend undefeated. Carleton defeated Martin Luther and Cornell on Friday night and went on to dispatch Northwestern and Viterbo on Saturday to also end the weekend undefeated.
Gustavus shot a total team score of 327 to claim the championship of the Cobber Open on Friday at Wildflower Golf Course in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The Gusties were paced by Kimbra Kosak who tied for medalist honors with an 80.