Archive for December, 2006

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Phil Sowden scored his 1,000 career point against St. John’s. 

Men’s Basketball Falls to St. John’s 63-54, Sowden Scores 1,000th Point

The Gustavus men's basketball team was handed its first conference loss of the season on Wednesday evening, falling to St. John's, 63-54 in St. Peter. The Gusties, who trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half, closed to within five points with 1:46 left, but St. John's held on for the victory. Gustavus was led by Phil Sowden with 17 points. Sowden scored his 1,000th career point in the game.

Women’s Basketball Falls to St. Ben’s 67-52

The Gustavus women's basketball team lost to St. Ben's 67-52 on Wednesday night in St. Joseph, Minn. The Gusties, who suffered their first loss of the season, led 31-23 at the half, but were outscored 44-21 in the second half. First year post Katie Layman led Gustavus with 13 points.

Trevor Wittwer hit two free throws with :07 remaining to lead the Gusties past Bethel 78-77. 

Gustavus Squeaks By Bethel 78-77 to Win Third Straight

Gustavus Adolphus junior wing Trevor Wittwer sank a pair of free throws with :07 remaining to give the Gusties a 78-77 win over Bethel Monday night in Arden Hills. Wittwer finished with team-highs in points (21) and rebounds (8) as Gustavus improved to 4-2 overall, 3-0 in the MIAC. The Gusties host Saint John's Wednesday evening in St. Peter.

Gundersen Sets School Record in 500 Free as Women’s Swimming Finishes Second at Carthage Invitational

The Gustavus women's swimming team scored 800 points and finished second to St. Cloud State with 1,130 points at the Carthage Invitational in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Gusties were led by Carrie Gundersen, who finished first in both the 200 and 500 freestyle, and placed third in the 1,650 free.

Steven Jensen fights his way to the net. 

Men’s Hockey Beats Hamline 5-4 in Overtime

The Gustavus men's hockey team defeated Hamline 5-4 in overtime on Saturday night in St. Peter. Ben Ollila (Jr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) scored two goals in the third period to send the game into overtime and Jon Keseley (Sr., St. Louis Park, Minn.) completed the weekend sweep by scoring with 41 seconds left on the clock. Gustavus improves to 4-6-1 overall and remains unbeaten in the MIAC at 4-0-0. The Pipers fall to 2-6-0 and 1-3-0 in the conference.

Skylar Davis Shines as Men’s Swimming Team Finishes Second at Carthage Invitational

First year standout Skylar Davis (Palatine, Ill.) finished first in the 1,650 freestyle and posted three NCAA B Provisional Qualifying marks to help the Gustavus men's swimming team finish second at the eight-team Carthage Invitational in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Gustavus scored 778 points, while St. Cloud State finished first with 856 points.

Jenny Pusch (#6) scores in overtime (Photo by Fred Cotey) 

Women’s Hockey Outlasts Hamline 4-3 in Overtime

The Gustavus Adolphus women's hockey team allowed a hat trick to Hamline's Melanie Leveille, but got a goal from Jenny Pusch in overtime to post a 4-3 victory over the Pipers and move to 5-1-0 overall and 4-0-0 in the MIAC. The Gusties will face Saint Mary's in a home-and-home series next weekend.

Ashley Raymo drives in for a layup. 

Women’s Basketball Remains Unbeaten With 66-38 Win Over Augsburg

The Gustavus women's basketball team improved to 5-0 on the season with an impressive 66-38 win over Augsburg in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. Bri Monahan led the Gusties in scoring with 13 points. Others in double figures included Jess Vadnais with 12 and Lindsey Kolden with 11.

Trevor Wittwer scored a game-high 21 points and eclipsed the 500-point mark for his career. 

Men’s Basketball Hands Augsburg First Loss 84-67

The Gustavus Adolphus men's basketball team moved its record to 2-0 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a 84-67 victory over Augsburg Saturday afternoon on Gus Young Court in St. Peter. Trevor Wittwer and Andrew Olson led the Gusties (3-2, 2-0 MIAC) with 21 and 19 points, respectively. The Auggies (3-1, 0-1 MIAC), who suffered their first loss of the year, were led by Femi Solaja with 16 points.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming Teams in Second Place After First Day of Carthage Invitational

The Gustavus men's and women's swimming teams are both in second place after the first day of the Collegeswimming.com/TYR Classic being hosted by Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.