Archive for March, 2006

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Women’s Hockey Falls to UW-Stevens Point 2-0 in NCAA Third Place Game

The Gustavus women's hockey team saw its season come to a close with a disappointing 2-0 loss to UW-Stevens Point in the third place game at the NCAA Division III Championship. The tournament was played at Plattsburgh State University in Plattsburgh, New York.

Brian Amundson tries to catch his breath after tying for ninth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.78 seconds. 

Men’s Swimming and Diving Breaks Four School Records, Finishes 11th at NCAA Championships

The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team used a sixth in the 400 free relay, an eighth in the 1650 free and a tie for ninth in the 100 free to solidify its position as one of the top programs in the country at the 2006 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, which ended Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. The Gusties finished 11th with 118 points, just 1.5 points behind tenth place Tufts University.

Ben Hanson explodes off the platform to begin the anchor leg of the 800 freestyle relay. 

Men’s Swimming and Diving Enters Final Day of NCAA Championships in 11th Place

The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team posted an 11th, a 12th and a 13th-place finish during day two of the 2006 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships to remain in the mix for a top ten team finish. The Gusties enter the final day of competition in 11th place with 70 points, just a pair of markers ahead of The College of New Jersey in 12th place. Gustavus will compete in five of seven events on Saturday, including the 400 freestyle relay, where it has the third-best seed time.

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Women’s Hockey Team Falls to Middlebury 2-1 in NCAA Championship Semifinals

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's hockey team saw its hope for a 2006 NCAA Division III Championship disappear with a 2-1 loss to defending champion Middlebury on Friday afternoon at Stafford Arena in Plattsburgh, New York. The Gusties will play the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point in the third place game on Saturday at 3:30 pm (EST).

Ben Hanson finished 12th in the 500 free and swam a leg on the 12th-place 400 medley relay 

Men’s Swimming and Diving Tenth After Day One at NCAA Championships

Led by an eighth place finish by the 200 freestyle relay, the Gustavus men's swimming and diving team finds itself in tenth place following the first day of the 2006 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. The Gusties have accumulated 44.5 points through six events. Kenyon has a commanding lead over the field, posting 158 points on day one.

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Women’s Hockey Team Will Face Middlebury in NCAA Championship Semifinals On Friday

The Gustavus women's hockey team will face Middlebury College in the NCAA Division III Championship semifinals on Friday, March 17 at 3:30 pm (EST) at the Stafford Arena in Plattsburgh, NY. Gustavus enters with an overall record of 22-3-2, while Middlebury brings a 25-2-0 mark into the semifinal matchup. The winner of the Gustavus/Middlebury game on Friday will play the winner of the UW.-Stevens Point/ Plattsburgh State game on Saturday at 7:00 pm (EST) in the national championship game.

The 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays were automatic qualifiers to this year’s championships. 

Men’s Swimming and Diving Sends Ten to NCAA Championships

The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team has qualified ten swimmers to compete in the 2006 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. The championships will take place March 16-18 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brian Amundson, Clement Auyeung, Billy Cuevas, Scott Hagemeyer, Ben Hanson, Jeff Pearson, Greg Pokorski, Matt Stewart, Tyler Wakefield and Connor Ziegler will compete in four relay events and nine individual events.

Baseball Moves Record to 4-0 With Sweep of Martin Luther at Metrodome

The Gustavus baseball team improved its record to 4-0 with a sweep of Martin Luther early Sunday morning at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. The Gusties prevailed 6-0 in game one behind a complete-game, two-hitter by Josh Spitzack and completed the sweep with a 12-3 win in game two behind an eight-run second inning. Gustavus will next be in action March 25-30 when they participate in the RussMatt Greater Phoenix Invitational in Arizona.

Laura Arnebeck also added six wins. 

Women’s Tennis Compiles 5-1 Record Over Weekend

In its last action before Spring Break, the Gustavus women's tennis team forged a 5-1 dual record last weekend, defeating Southwest Minnesota State (8-1), Saint Mary's (9-0), Nebraska-Omaha (8-1), Augustana (S.D.) (9-0) and Concordia (6-0), while falling to Division I Drake University (6-1). Jenny Arnfelt went 7-0 in matches over the weekend, while Alex Burleigh and Laura Arnebeck was 6-0. Hannah Frericks and Darcy Haubrick each added five wins.

Softball Team Drops Doubleheader to Nationally-Ranked UW-Eau Claire

The Gustavus softball team continued its tough early season schedule with two losses to #16 UW-Eau Claire (2-9, 4-7) at the Rosemount Softball Dome on Sunday morning. Audrey Lenoch led the Gusties in hitting as she went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the two games.