Archive for November, 2005

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Women’s Basketball Opens Season With 78-70 Win Over Wartburg

Sophomore guard Jess Vadnais scored a game-high 26 points as the Gustavus women's basketball team picked up a 78-70 season-opening win over Wartburg College Tuesday night in Waverly, Iowa. Junior Bri Monahan added 15 points despite sitting out most of the second half with foul trouble. The Gusties improve to 1-0, while the Knights fall to 2-1. Coach Mickey Haller's squad continues play this weekend at the UW-Eau Claire Thanksgiving Classic, facing Luther at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25.

Men’s Soccer Tied With Whitworth 1-1 at Halftime in National Semifinal

The Gustavus men's soccer team is tied with Whitworth 1-1 in a NCAA national semifinal in Greensboro, N.C. The winner will play the winner of the Messiah (Pa.) on Saturday at 4:00 pm (CST) for the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship. This weekend's matches will be broadcast through the Gustavus Athletics website. Alex Groth put the Gusties on the board in the 13th minute, but a Whitworth goal knotted the score at 1-1.

Men’s Soccer Advances to Final Four With 2-0 Win Over Fredonia State

The Gustavus men's soccer team picked up two goals in the second half to defeat Fredonia State (N.Y.) 2-0 in a NCAA Sectional Final Saturday afternoon in Grand Rapids, Mich. The win advances Gustavus (16-2-5) to next weekend's NCAA Final Four in Greensboro, N.C. where they will face Whitworth College (Wash.) on Friday, November 25. 2005 MIAC MVP Bobby Kroog had a goal and an assist to lead the Gusties.

Harren Captures NCAA Cross Country Title

Gustavus Adolphus junior Hailey Harren (Cold Spring, Minn.) captured the individual title at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships held Saturday morning at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. Harren outdistanced runner-up Julia Rudd of UW-LaCrosse by eight seconds. Harren, who picked up her sixth individual title of the season, pulled away over the final 1.5 kilometers to finish in a time of 21:52.9.

Women’s Hockey Turns Back St. Kate’s 10-0

The Gustavus women's hockey team posted a 10-0 win over the College of St. Catherine Saturday afternoon behind three goals by Mari Gunderson. The Gusties improved to 4-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the MIAC. Gustavus is now idle until December 2-3 when the Gusties travel to Moorhead for a weekend doubleheader with Concordia.

Women’s Swimming and Diving Downs Concordia, 131-100

The Gustavus Adolphus women's swimming and diving team evened its dual record at 2-2 with a 131-100 win over Concordia-Moorhead on Saturday at Lund Natatorium in St. Peter. Junior Beth Hartman (Eagan, Minn.) figured in three event wins, winning the 200 and 500 freestyles, while also swimming a leg on the 200 medley relay team. The Gusties will be back in action December 2-3 when they participate in the Carthage Invitational and the St. Cloud Diving Invitational.

Men’s Basketball Wins 88-65 Over Luther College

The Gustavus Adolphus College men's basketball team opened its 2005 campaign with an impressive 88-65 win over the Luther College Norse Saturday afternoon on Gus Young Court in St. Peter. Senior Adam TeBrake (St. Peter, Minn.) led the Gusties with 24 points, including 4-of-5 shooting from behind the arc.

Gusties Win 9-2 Over St. Kate’s in 2005 MIAC Opener

The Gustavus women's hockey team scored six goals in the final period Friday night en route to a 9-2 win in its home opener against St. Kate's. Junior co-captain Andrea Peterson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) led the Gusties with four points, including her first hat trick of the season.

Men’s Soccer Advances to Sectional Final With 3-0 Win Over Loras

The Gustavus men's soccer team advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the second consecutive year with an impressive 3-0 win over Loras College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Gusties, who improved to 15-2-5, will face Fredonia State (NY) on Saturday at 12:00 pm (CST). Fredonia State advanced by virtue of outscoring host Calvin 3-2 on penalty kicks on Friday afternoon. The winner of Saturday's match will advance to the NCAA Division III Final Four in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 25-26.

Men’s Swimming and Diving Downs St. Thomas; Fifth After Day One of Minnesota Invite

The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team won eight of 13 events to outdistance St. Thomas in a MIAC dual, 70-42, Friday night in St. Paul. Tyler Wakefield led the Gusties with three event wins, winning the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle while also teaming with sophomore Jonah Winter and fellow freshmen Clement Auyeung and Matt Stewart to win the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:30.07, edging the Tommies to the wall by 0.05 seconds. Gustavus moved to 4-0 in duals this season.