Archive for January, 2007

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Emily Nelson pushes the ball up the floor in the second half. 

Women’s Basketball Defeats St. Ben’s 66-58, Moves Into First Place Tie With Blazers

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's basketball team built up a 21-point lead midway through the second half and then held off a furious St. Ben's rally to claim an important 66-58 win over the Blazers in St. Peter. The Gusties improve to 13-2 in the conference and move into a first place tie with St. Ben's. Gustavus was led by Bri Monahan with 22 points, and Jess Vadnais with 21.

Men’s Basketball Downed by Saint John’s 100-66

The Gustavus Adolphus men's basketball team dropped to 10-9 overall and 8-6 in the MIAC, falling to Saint John's 100-66 Saturday afternoon in Collegeville. The match-up between two the MIAC's top programs turned into a rout as the Johnnies (15-4, 13-1 MIAC) shot a sizzling 64.6 percent from the field and held a 36-14 rebounding advantage. Tyler Westman led five Johnnies in double figures with a game-high 19 points, while Phil Sowden led the Gusties with 18.

Gymnastics Finishes First at John Zuerlein Invitational

The Gustavus Adolphus gymnastics team finished first at the four-team John Zuerlein Invitational at the Univerisity of Wisconsin-Stout Friday in Menomonie, Wis. The Gusties took top team honors in three of four disciplines, including five scores of 8.950 or over in the vault and three more on the floor exercise. Gustavus will host Hamline Friday, Feb. 2 in a WIAC dual.

Junior Molly Doyle scored a pair of goals in Friday’s game against Bethel. 

Women’s Hockey Tops Bethel 4-0

The Gustavus Adolphus women's hockey team moved to 14-1-0 overall and 9-0-0 in the MIAC with a 4-0 win over Bethel Friday night at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter. Molly Doyle led the Gusties with a pair of second-period goals, while Mari Gunderson and Melissa Mackley each added a pair of assists. The weekend series continues at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine.

Kenzie Consoer goes up strong to score for the Gusties. 

Women’s Basketball Defeats Bethel 72-55 For Seventh Straight Win

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's basketball team used a 7-0 run in the final three minutes of the first half and a 9-0 run in the first two minutes of the second half to break open a tight game and claim a convincing 72-55 win over Bethel in St. Peter. Jess Vadnais led Gustavus in scoring with 23 points.

Andrew Olson works his way through traffic against Bethel. 

Men’s Basketball Upended by Bethel 72-66

The Gustavus Adolphus men's basketball team saw its record fall to 10-8 overall and 8-5 in the MIAC following a 72-66 loss to Bethel Wednesday night at Gus Young Court in St. Peter. Gustavus led 39-36 at halftime, but was outscored 36-27 by the Royals in the second half. Bethel's Tim Madson scored 20 points to lead all scorers. Andrew Doble led four Gusties in double-figures with 16 points off the bench.

Jess Vadnais 

Vadnais Scores 1,000th Point as Women’s Basketball Team Defeats Augsburg 72-65

The Gustavus women's basketball team improved to 14-2 on the season and 11-2 in the MIAC by defeating Augsburg 72-65 in Minneapolis on Monday night. It was a big night for junior guard Jess Vadnais as she scored 20 points, including her 1,000th career point with 14:42 left in the second half. Vadnais becomes the eighth player in the history of the women's basketball program to reach the 1,000 point plateau.

Men’s Basketball Uses Big Second Half to Defeat Augsburg 69-56

Led by five players in double figures, the Gustavus Adolphus men's basketball team outscored Augsburg 42-24 in the second half en route to a 69-56 MIAC win over the Auggies Monday night in Minneapolis. Phil Sowden scored 13 points to lead the Gusties, while Jay Stien added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Vadnais brings the ball up the court against Carleton. 

Jess Vadnais Named MIAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Gustavus junior guard Jess Vadnais averaged 17.3 points per game to help the Gusties claim important MIAC victories against St. Olaf (80-56), Carleton (68-48), and Macalester (58-42) last week. Gustavus is currently in second place in the MIAC with a record of 13-2 overall and 10-2 in league play.

Kevin Johnson 

Goaltender Kevin Johnson Named MIAC Men’s Hockey Player of the Week

Gustavus sophomore goaltender Kevin Johnson has been named MIAC Men's Hockey Player of the Week for his efforts in helping the Gusties claim two important wins over St. Olaf (4-3 and 4-3, OT) last weekend. Johnson made 63 saves in the two games and posted a .913 save percentage.