Archive for May, 2006
The Gustavus Adolphus track and field team set a total of five school records, provisionally qualified two more individuals for the NCAA meet and had three others better their provisional qualifying marks Friday at Hamline's Meet of the UnSaintly in St. Paul. The Gusties are now preparing for the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 12-13 at St. Thomas.
The Gustavus men's tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Team Championship with an impressive 7-0 win over Carthage in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon. The Gusties will now travel to Fredericksburg, Va. to battle seven other teams for the NCAA Division III title May 17-19.
The Gustavus softball team lost to St. Thomas 2-0 on Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the MIAC Post-Season Tournament which was held in Northfield, Minn. The Gusties had advanced to the title game against the Tommies with a 3-0 win over Saint Mary's on Saturday morning. Gustavus, which is now 31-9 overall, will wait to hear if they receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, which will be announced on Monday morning.
The Gustavus Adolphus baseball team closed out its MIAC schedule with a split at St. Olaf Saturday in Northfield. St. Olaf limited Gustavus to two hits in the Oles' 11-0 game one win, but allowed 15 hits in game two as the Gusties took game two 6-1. Wade Vrieze hit a home run and Tony Konicek added a pair of doubles in the game two win.
The Gustavus men's tennis team defeated Coe College 7-0 in the first round of NCAA tournament play on Saturday morning at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Gusties will now play host Carthage on Sunday with the winner advancing to the NCAA Division III Team Quarterfinals in Fredericksburg, Va. on May 17.
The Gustavus women's tennis team advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Team Championships May 17-22 in Santa Cruz, California with a 5-0 win over Wheaton (Ill.) Saturday at the Brown Outdoor Tennis Complex in St. Peter, Minnesota. The Gusties (28-4) swept the three doubles matches and picked up wins from Lauren Hom (No. 3 singles) and Jenni White (No. 6 singles) to close out the match.
Gustavus Adolphus junior Jered Hokenson and senior Blythe Bittman maintained their first day positions during day two of the decathlon and heptathlon and finished second and third, respectively. Hokenson kept second place by only nine points over Jeff Doll of Saint John's, while Bittman missed second place by only 12 points. Matt Mogensen of Saint John's (5956 points) won the decathlon title, while Carleton's Kestrel Schwaiger won the heptathlon (4167 points).
The Gustavus softball team opened up MIAC Tournament play with a 2-1, eight-inning win over St. Mary's to advance in the winner's bracket, but then lost to St. Thomas 6-2 to fall into the loser's bracket on Friday afternoon. The Gusties will play St. Mary's again in an elimination game on Saturday morning at 11 am.
The Gustavus Adolphus College softball team will play Saint Mary's on Friday in the first round of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. The second-seeded Gusties and third-seeded Cardinals are set to begin play at 3 p.m. at Carleton. Both Carleton and St. Olaf are hosting the tournament.
The Wheaton women's tennis team trailed the University of Chicago 2-1 after doubles play, but stormed back with wins in four of six singles matches to post a 5-3 victory over the Maroons in a NCAA First Round Match at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Wheaton will face host Gustavus Adolphus in a second round match Saturday, May 6 at noon.