Archive for August, 2007
The Gustavus men's cross country team placed fourth out of five teams at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison Open. The Gusties posted a team total of 90 points which was 47 points behind first place finishers South Dakota State University and Minnesota State University, Moorhead (43). Junior Dan Foley (Minneapolis, Minn.) turned in a 10th-place finish with a time of 21:34.10 in the 6,000 meter race.
The Gustavus women's cross country team placed fourth out of five teams at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison Open. The Gusties posted a team total of 93 points which was 56 points behind first place NDSU (37). Senior Laura Edlund (Forest Lake, Minn.) turned in a fifth-place finish with a time of 19:21.20 in the 5,000 meter race.
The Gustavus men's soccer team opened its 2007 season with a convincing 3-0 win over Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Senior forward Mike Butterworth scored the game's first goal in the 28th minute and added an assist later in the match. Sophomore forward Bret Vander Streek also tallied a goal and an assist in the victory. Senior Trevor Brown made three saves, all in the second half, to record the win between the posts for the Gusties.
The Gustavus volleyball team started the season right by knocking off #18 UW-Eau Claire 3-0 and UW-Stout 3-0 Friday at the UW-Eau Claire Labor Day Tournament. Sophomore Meghan Gehring (Eau Claire, Wisc.) paced the Gusties with a total of 20 kills in the first day of tournament play. Junior Emily Klein contributed 64 digs in the winning effort, while junior Bridget Burtzel dished out 63 assists. Gustavus opened the day by upsetting #18 UW-Eau Claire 3-0 (30-24, 30-23, 32-30).
The Gustavus women's soccer team opened its 2007 season with an exciting 2-1 win over Simpson College. Junior forward Christy Tupy scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute off an assist from midfielder Amy Kunkel. Ashley Olson made four saves and earned the win in the nets for the Gusties.
The 2007 Gustavus Adolphus College football team will be looking to pick up where it left off at the end of the 2006 season when the Golden Gusties won their final four games of the season to finish with a record of 6-4-0. Gustavus will begin a new era in the program's history with the dedication of a new $4.6 million stadium on Saturday, September 8 when the Gusties face Willamette University.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's soccer team returns six starters and 14 letterwinners from a team that finished with a mark of 8-8-2 overall, and 5-4-2 (sixth) in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) last season. Coach Mike Stehlik will build the 2007 squad around senior forward Jenna Iaizzo, the team's leading returning scorer, and defender Rachel Iblings. Both were honorable mention all-conference performers last season.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men's soccer teams has high hopes for the 2007 season as 12 seniors return from a squad that was co-champions of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) in 2006 and also won the MIAC Post-Season Tournament. Coach Larry Zelenz will rely on all-region senior forward Mike Butterworth as well as three-year starters Jeffrey Johnson (midfielder) and Ben Heupel (defense) to lead a squad
After a second-place conference finish and an 18-9 record last fall, the Gustavus Adolphus College volleyball team will look to contend for the MIAC title again in 2007. Head Coach Kari Eckheart will be looking for MIAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year Emily Klein and all-conference performers Andrea Kron and Jennifer Thelemann, to join eight other returning letterwinners. Klein (Red Wing, MN), a junior libero, will be asked to continue anchoring a defense that ranked second in the MIAC last season.
Former Gustavus football standout Ryan Hoag continues his dream of playing in the National Football League as he is currently in training camp with the Washington Redskins. Hoag was allocated to NFL Europa by the Redskins and played with the Berlin Thunder this past summer. This is the fifth consecutive year Hoag has been a part of an NFL Training Camp. He has previously played with the Oakland Raiders, the New York Giants, and the Minnesota Vikings.