Archive for October, 2007

Men’s Soccer Advances to MIAC Post-Season Finals With 2-1 Victory Over St. Thomas

Mike Butterworth (Sr., Katy, Tex.) scored with less than three minutes remaining to propel the #2 seed Gustavus men's soccer team past St. Thomas 2-1 in a MIAC Post-Season Semifinal Wednesday afternoon in St. Peter. The win marks the fourth time Gustavus will play in the MIAC Post-Season Final where the Golden Gusties will take on #4 seed St. Olaf Saturday at 1:00 pm in St. Peter. St. Olaf knocked off #1 seed Carleton 1-0 earlier in the afternoon.

Klein, Thelemann, and Burtzel Honored By MIAC Volleyball Coaches

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference volleyball coaches released their 2007 Post-Season Awards Wednesday, October 31 and honored three Gustavus volleyball players for their play this season. Emily Klein (Jr., Red Wing, Minn.) and Jennifer Thelemann (Sr., Le Sueur, Minn.) were named to the 18-member squad, while Klein was named Tri-MIAC Defensive Player of the Year. Bridget Burtzel (Jr., Cold Spring, Minn.) was named to the MIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

Video Stream Will Be Available for Gustavus vs. St. Olaf MIAC Men’s Soccer Championship Match on Saturday

The Gustavus Adolphus men's soccer team will play St. Olaf College in the MIAC Post-Season Tournament Championship on Saturday, November 3 at 1:00 pm in St. Peter. The winner will earn an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. The Gustavus athletic department will video stream the match so interested parties can watch and hear the game over the internet. Gustavus student Scott Slarks will handle the play-by-play duties. The broadcast will begin at 12:50 pm.

Women’s Soccer Loses 2-1 To St. Thomas in Double Overtime

The Gustavus women's soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to St. Thomas in double overtime on Saturday afternoon in St. Peter, Minn. The Tommies' Erin Sprangers scored the game-winner with :10 left in the second overtime with a hard drive into the left corner of the net from about eight yards out. The Gustavus goal was scored by Amy Kunkel in the 62nd minute. The Gusties end their season at 8-10-0 overall and 3-8-0 in the MIAC.

Football Team Suffers Heartbreaking 44-38 Loss at Augsburg, Falls to 4-4 On The Season

The Gustavus football team rallied from a 24-10 halftime deficit to tie the score at 38-38, but Augsburg scored with :19 left in regulation play and the Auggies escaped with a 44-38 victory. Gustavus wide receiver Chad Arlt made 11 catches for 252 yards and broke a 30-year old school record for yards receiving in a game.

Men’s Cross Country Finishes Fifth at MIAC Championships; deLaubenfels Finishes Fourth

On a beautiful fall afternoon, the Gustavus men's cross country team ran its best race of the season finishing fifth with 134 points at the MIAC Cross Country Championships Saturday in St. Paul. The fifth place finish at the conference meet was the highest since 1994 when the squad finished fourth. St. John's claimed its second consecutive title with 49 points. Chris deLaubenfels (Sr., Mount Vernon, Iowa) finished fourth amidst strong competition with a time of 25:47,

Men’s Soccer Claims Share of MIAC Regular Season Title With 1-0 Overtime Win Over St. Thomas

The Gustavus men's soccer claimed a share of its fourth consecutive MIAC Regular Season Title with a 1-0 overtime win against St. Thomas Saturday afternoon. The four straight titles won by the Golden Gusties mark the second time in MIAC history the feat has been accomplished. The only other time was when Gustavus claimed four consecutive titles from 69-72. Mike Butterworth scored the game-winning unassisted goal at 2:07 in overtime.

Women’s Cross Country Finishes Sixth at MIAC Championships; Edlund and Bernhardson Earn All-Conference Honors

In perfect weather conditions the Gustavus women's cross country team finished sixth out of 12 teams with 133 points at the MIAC Cross Country Championships Saturday in St. Paul. St. Thomas finished in first place with 74 points, two points ahead of second-place Carleton. Laura Edlund (Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.) improved on her 29th-place finish last year by placing sixth in a time of 22:57 to earn all-conference honors.

Volleyball Wins Season Finale Over Saint Mary’s 3-0

The Gustavus volleyball team ended its season Saturday afternoon by defeating Saint Mary's 3-0 in St. Peter. The Golden Gusties season ended since a Hamline win Friday night eliminated Gustavus from playoff contention. Defense was the difference in the match as Gustie blockers and back row players frustrated Saint Mary's offense throughout the contest. Three Gusties reached double-figures in kills, as Saint Mary's was outhit 38-52. More details to follow.

Women’s Hockey Looks To Move To The Next Level In 2007-08

The Gustavus Adolphus women's hockey team enters the 2007-08 season with 13 letterwinners return from a squad that claimed its third consecutive MIAC Regular Season title and fourth consecutive MIAC Playoff Championship title last season. Coach Mike Carroll will look to All-Americans Margaret Dorer and Molly Doyle as well as all-conference forward Jenny Pusch to lead a squad that is looking to move up to the next level of national competition.