Archive for September, 2007

Men’s Golf Team Leads Twin Cities Classic Through Two Rounds

The Gustavus men's golf team is in first place at its own Twin Cities Classic after two rounds. The 54-hole event is being played at three courses including the Elk River Country Club on Saturday, the Links at Northfork on Sunday, and the Minnesota Valley Country Club on Monday. The Gusties (289-290--579) currently hold a six-shot lead over MIAC rival Saint John's (294-291--585) with 18 holes left to play.

Chelsea Craven hustles to get the loose ball for Gustavus. 

Women’s Soccer Rolls to 5-0 Win Over Buena Vista

The Gustavus women's soccer team improved its record to 6-5-0 on the season with an impressive 5-0 win over Buena Vista University at the Gustavus Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon. Five different players scored for Gustavus including Jenna Iaizzo, Kristy Tupy, Julien Babel, Ashley Anderson, and Amy Kunkel. Ashley Ohlson and Chelsea Bayer shared the shutout in goal for the Gusties.

John Kauss and Andy Bryan displays their ITA singles trophies. 

Gustavus Clinches Singles and Doubles Titles On Final Day of Men’s ITA Midwest Regional Tournament

Gustavus Adolphus College collected titles for both the singles and doubles draws of the Men's ITA Midwest Regional Tournament Sunday in St. Peter, Minn. The #1-seed Andy Bryan of Gustavus defeated #11-seed John Kauss of Gustavus 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 to claim the singles title. The #1-seeded doubles team of Andy Bryan and Charlie Paukert of Gustavus defeated the #7-seeded doubles team of Mike Burdakin and John Kauss of Gustavus 5-7, 7-5, 1-0(10-7) to earn the doubles title.

Fraser Horton goes after the ball with a Buena Vista defender. 

Quick Second Half Start Helps Men’s Soccer Defeat Buena Vista 3-0

Coach Zelenz and the Gustavus men's soccer team got back on the winning track Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Buena Vista in St. Peter. Mike Butterworth and Ryan Beduhn scored in the first nine minutes of the second half to give the Gusties the lead after going into halftime tied at 0-0. Goalkeeper Trevor Brown posted his fifth shutout of the season making one save. Gustavus improves to 9-2 overall, while Buena Vista's record drops to 3-7-1.

Upsets Continue To Be The Theme For Day Two of Men’s ITA Midwest Regional Tournament

Despite play being moved indoors and outdoors due to weather, seeded players continued to fall in the singles and doubles draws of the Men's ITA Midwest Regional Tournament held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. Saturday. Only two of the top ten seeds advanced to the semifinal round of singles play, while a Gustavus doubles team is guaranteed to win the doubles draw.

Becca Hagen works  to keep the ball from a Carleton player. 

Women’s Soccer Team Loses to Carleton 2-1

The Gustavus women's soccer team suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to Carleton on the Gustavus Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon. The Knights scored one goal in the first half and one in the second half to build a 2-0 lead, before the Gusties cut the lead to 2-1 on a goal by Ashley Anderson in the 84th minute. Gustavus pressured the Knights late in the match to try and tie the score but could score the equalizer.

Meghan Gehring and Britta Bolm going up for a block. 

Volleyball Falls to MIAC Unbeaten Bethel 3-0

Coach Eckheart's volleyball faced another unbeaten conference team for the second consecutive day, and ended with the same result. Gustavus suffered its second straight loss Saturday afternoon to Bethel 3-0 in St. Peter. The Royals finished the match with 62 kills, including three players with at least 16 kills. The Gusties were led by Jen Thelemann with 11 kills. Gustavus drops to 11-4 with a 2-2 MIAC record, while Bethel improves to 13-2 and 5-0 in the MIAC.

Mitch Anderson scampers for a first down. (photo courtesy D3sports.com) 

Football Team Sees Winning Streak Come to Screeching Halt with 59-19 Loss to St. Olaf

The Gustavus football team could not keep up with the high-powered St. Olaf offense as the Oles raced past the Gusties by the score of 59-19 in Northfield on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties trailed 14-9 at the end of the first quarter, however the Oles erupted for 21 points in the second quarter and led 35-12 at halftime. Gustavus which was averaging 537 yards of offense was held to 296 yards on the day. Wide receiver John Retka led the offense with six catches for 85 yards and one touchdown.

Winning Streak Snapped As Men’s Soccer Losses 2-1 To Carleton

The Gustavus men's soccer team saw its five-game winning streak come to an end with a 2-1 loss to Carleton Saturday afternoon in Northfield. Carleton scored two goals in the first half to give the Knights a 2-0 lead they would not surrender. The Gusties got on the board in the second half with goal from Mike Butterworth. Gustavus falls to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in MIAC play. Carleton improves its record to 8-1-1 and 4-0-1 in the MIAC.

John Leaf was the top Gustie finisher at 27:22. 

Men’s Cross Country Finishes 16th at Roy Griak Invitational

Through the wind and the rain, the Gustavus men's cross country team turned in a 16th-place finish with 471 points at the 34-team Roy Griak Invitational Saturday morning. UW-La Crosse won the team competition with 53 points and all five runners finishing in the top 25. Junior John Leaf (Center City, Minn.) paced Gustavus with a 54th-place in 27:22.