Archive for February, 2007
The Gustavus women's tennis team improved to 4-2 on the season with a 7-0 win over the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay in Appleton, Wis. on Saturday afternoon and a 6-3 win over Minnesota State, Mankato at the Swanson Tennis Center on Saturday night in St. Peter.
The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team came up five points short of posting its sixth consecutive MIAC title as St. Olaf claimed top honors in the closest finish in the 77-year history of the MIAC Swimming Championships. The Gusties claimed three individual event titles on the final day including Skylar Davis (1650 free), Scott Hagemeyer and Brian Amundson (tie - 100 freestyle), and Matt Stewart (200 butterfly).
The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team used overall team depth to pull away from favorite St. Olaf on the final day and win the 2007 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championship. The title was the program's first since 2004, but the third in the past six years. Carrie Gundersen (1650 free), Christie O'Conner (200 back), and Erica Hickey (200 fly) claimed event titles on Saturday night.
The Gustavus women's indoor track and field team competed at Parents' Day Open hosted by the University of Minnesota. Competing against athletes from all three divisions of the NCAA, the Gusties came away with seven top ten finishes, led by Jill Fagerstrom's fifth place in the 5000-meter run (19:13.42) and Sari Lindeman's sixth place in the long jump (16-8 1/2).
The Gustavus men's hockey team closed out its 2006-07 regular season schedule with a 6-5 overtime loss to Saint John's in St. Cloud on Saturday night. The Gusties scored three goals in the final ten minutes of regulation play to tie the score at 5-5 and force the extra session. Steven Jensen scored two goals and added an assist to lead Gustavus.
The Gustavus Adolphus men's indoor track and field team continued its season Saturday by competing in the Tostrud Classic hosted by St. Olaf College. No team scores were kept. Andy Klaers won the shot put (46-1/2) and the weight throw (53-5 3/4), capturing two of Gustavus' seven event wins. The Gusties will compete in Carleton's Pre-MIAC Meet next Friday.
The Gustavus Adolphus women's hockey team defeated College of Saint Benedict 6-0 Saturday afternoon to lock up its fifth outright MIAC title in seven years and sixth title overall. Jenny Pusch scored a goal and two assists to lead the Gusties, now 21-2 overall and 15-1 in the MIAC. Gustavus will close out its regular season next weekend (Thursday-Friday) with a pair of games against College of St. Catherine.
The Gustavus Adolphus men's basketball team closed out its regular season with a 71-65 loss at Carleton Saturday afternoon in Northfield. Gustavus takes a 13-12 record overall into the MIAC Playoffs where they will host Carleton in a quarterfinal matchup Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. in St. Peter. Trevor Wittwer led the Gusties with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
The Gustavus Adolphus men's tennis team improved to 7-3 overall Saturday with dual wins over South Dakota State (9-0), Minneosta State Mankato (8-1), Macalester (9-0) and Duquesne (6-3). Andy Bryan, Jesse Brauer, and Mike Burdakin each went 4-0 on the day with two singles wins and two doubles wins. Ben Tomasek and John Kauss were each 3-1.
The Gustavus Adolphus gymnastics team posted the top individual score of three of four apparatus en route to a 179.150-176.450 dual victory at UW-Eau Claire Friday night. Laura Hansen won the uneven bars (9.125), Emily Pickford and Nicole Gergen tied for the win on the balance beam (9.050), and Christine Askham won the floor exercise (9.525).