Archive for January, 2006

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Gymnastics Team Defeats UW-Oshkosh 171.15 to 165.750

The Gustavus gymnastics team claimed its third dual meet win of the season by outscoring UW-Oshkosh 171.15 to 165.750 on Saturday afternoon in St. Peter. The Gusties claimed first place individual finishes on each of the apparatus. Danielle Abel won the vault (9.10), Laura Hansen won the uneven bars (8.80), Jaime Tsurasaki won the balance beam (8.725) and Nicole Gergen won the floor exercise (8.85).

Saint Ben’s Edges Women’s Swimming and Diving 157-143

The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team picked up seven individual victories, but wound up on the short end of the score Saturday against College of Saint Benedict, falling 157-143 to the Blazers at Lund Natatorium in St. Peter. Liz Hartman picked up a pair of victories, while Laura Watkins, Katie Haynes and Sara Pfau added a victory and a pair of runner-up finishes. Gustavus finishes its dual season at 4-4.

Women’s Hockey Scores Early and Often on its Way to 12-2 Win Over St. Olaf

The Gustavus women's hockey team scored three goals in the first four minutes and seven in the first period and went on to claim a convincing 12-2 win against St. Olaf in St. Peter on Friday evening. Andrea Peterson and Kelly Crandall led the Gusties with two goals and three assists each. Gustavus improves its overall record to 13-1-1 and its Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record to 11-0-0. The Oles fall to 8-8-0 overall, 6-5-0 in the MIAC.

Indoor Track and Field Opens Season With Gustie Open

The Gustavus men's and women's indoor track and field teams opened their seasons Thursday night by hosting athletes from Martin Luther, Minnesota State Mankato and Trinity Bible College in the 2006 Gustie Open. Senior Blythe Bittman picked up a pair of wins (55 dash and long jump) and a runner-up finish (high jump) individually to lead the Gusties.

St. Olaf Gives Men’s Hockey First MIAC Loss 2-1

The Gustavus men's hockey team tasted defeat for the first time in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Friday night, falling to St. Olaf 2-1 at Northfield Ice Arena. Jon Keseley (Jr., St. Louis Park, Minn.) scored the lone goal for the Gusties, who fell to 11-4-1 overall, 6-1-0 in the MIAC. Gustavus will face the Oles at 7:05 p.m. Saturday night at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter.

Men’s Swimming and Diving Downs Macalester 119-69

Although the Gustavus men's swimming and diving team finished second in both relays, the team picked up wins in nine of 11 individual competitions en route to a 119-69 win over Macalester in St. Paul Friday night. David Hawkinson swept the diving events, while Brian Amundson and Tyler Wakefield each picked up two individual wins and a runner-up in a relay. The Gusties, now 6-0 in duals this season, will face Saint John's Saturday afternoon in Lund Natatorium.

Women’s Swimming and Diving Tops Macalester 126-113

The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team registered only five wins in 13 events, but picked up runner-up finishes in nine events to edge Macalester 126-113 Friday night in St. Paul. The Gusties, now 4-3 in duals, will face College of Saint Benedict in a dual Saturday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m. in Lund Natatorium.

Hot Shooting Men’s Basketball Team Defeats Concordia 66-54

The Gustavus men's basketball team shot 60.5 percent from the field on its way to a convincing 66-54 win over Concordia in Moorhead on Wednesday night. The Gusties, who improved to 13-4 overall and 8-4 in the MIAC, were led by junior wing Andrew Olson with 21 points.

Concordia Downs Women’s Basketball 65-63 on Last Second Shot

The Gustavus women's basketball jumped out to an early 13-0 lead on MIAC co-leader Concordia Wednesday night, but the Cobbers rallied in the second half, capturing a 65-63 win over the Gusties in Moorhead. Jessica Heintz scored on a jumper with five seconds to play to put Concordia ahead for good. The Cobbers move into sole possession of the lead in the MIAC with a 10-2 league mark, while the Gusties fall to 11-4 overall, 9-3 in the MIAC.

2006 Men’s Indoor Track and Field Preview

The Gustavus men's track and field team will return a strong contingent of athletes that recorded top ten finishes at last year's MIAC Indoor Championships and the team's goal is to improve on last year's sixth place finish. The Gusties open their season on Thursday with a triangular in St. Peter.