Archive for January, 2008

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Patrick Dynan works to control the puck on his knees in front of the St. Thomas net. (Photo: Ryan Coleman, d3sports) 

Men’s Hockey Wins 3-0, Earns Series Split With #6 St. Thomas

The Gustavus men's hockey team stayed in the hunt for the MIAC regular season title with a 3-0 win over St. Thomas at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter on Saturday night. The Gusties led 1-0 after the first period and 3-0 after two periods. Senior captain Ben Ollila led the way for Gustavus with a goal and one assist. Gustavus is now 9-9-1 overall and 6-4-0 in the MIAC.

Women’s Swimming Falls In Dual Meet With Carleton 130-170

The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team dropped its final dual meet of the season in a 170-130 decision against Carleton in Northfield on Saturday. The Golden Gusties won four events and finished second in nine events, but that was not enough to overtake the Knights. Of those events, Coach Carlson's squad claimed first and second place in three events, including the 200 IM and the 1- and 3-meter diving.

Men’s Swimming Tops Carleton 175-124

The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team continued to compete well in 2008 with a 175-124 win over Carleton in Northfield on Saturday. The Golden Gusties won nine events and finished second in nine events as well. Of those events, Coach Carlson's squad claimed first and second place in five events, including the 200 butterfly, the 50 freeestyle, the 100 freestyle, the 200 backstroke, and the 200 IM. Connor Ziegler was the only multiple event winner, male or female, for Gustavus.

Wittwer goes up for two of his career high 29 points. 

Men’s Basketball Drops Out of First Place With Disappointing 73-61 Loss To Augsburg

The Gustavus men's basketball team saw its five game win streak come to a screaching halt with a 73-61 loss to Augsburg in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. Femi Solaja had a big day for the Auggies with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Wittwer led Gustavus with 29 points and 9 rebounds. The Gusties fall to 13-4 overall and 9-3 in the MIAC.

Julia Schultz drives for two of her seven points. 

Hot Shooting Propels Women’s Basketball Past Augsburg 86-52

The Gustavus women's basketball team came out firing on Saturday afternoon in an 86-52 win over Augsburg. Gustavus made its first five shots of the game and never cooled off as the team shot a season-high 54% from the field on 33-61 shooting and 70% from behind the three-point arc. The Auggies, in the midst of a four-game skid, struggled from the floor as they were held to 31% shooting and committed 28 turnovers in the contest.

Kelly Mathewson finished 3rd in the all-around with a score of 35.475. 

Gymnastics Team Places Second at UW-Stout Invite

The Gustavus women's gymnastics team posted a season high score of 174.10 and finished second out of four teams at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Invitational held Friday night in Menomonie, Wis. First year gymnast Kelly Mathewson finished third in the all-around withThe a total of 35.475.

Backstroker looks at the end of the lane for support from teammates. 

Women’s Swimming Defeats Macalester 143-79

The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team turned in a convincing 143-79 dual meet victory over Macalester Friday evening at Lund Natatorium in St. Peter. The Gusties won seven individual events and one relay. The meet was a true team effort as ten individuals took home first-place finishes.

Swimmer pushes himself towards the wall. 

Men’s Swimming Defeats Macalester 162-39

The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team turned in an impressive 162-39 dual meet victory over Macalester Friday evening at Lund Natatorium in St. Peter. The Gusties won nine individual events and one relay. Matt Stewart and Steve Howard were double winners during the meet.

Two players fight for the puck. 

Hillen’s Late Goal Lifts Women’s Hockey Over St. Thomas 1-0

One might have expected a high scoring game when the top two scoring teams in the MIAC, Gustavus and St. Thomas, faced off on Friday night at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter. No one was probably prepared for the defensive battle that ensued as the Gusties came away with a 1-0 win thanks to a goal scored by Lynn Hillen with 4:25 remaining in the third period. Gustavus improved to 14-1-0 overall and remained undefeated in league play at 9-0-0. St. Thomas dropped to 13-3-0 overall and 7-2-0 in the MIAC.

Senior Tim Ornell carries the puck up the ice against Bethel last weekend. 

Men’s Hockey Prepares To Face Tommies With First Place At Stake, Friday’s Game Will Be Broadcast on KRDS-FM

The Gustavus men's hockey team will face St. Thomas in a key MIAC series this weekend. The two rivals, who are currently tied for first place, will play at the Tommies rink in Mendota Heights on Friday night and at Gustavus on Saturday night. Friday night's game will be broadcast on KRDS Radio, 95.5 FM as well as on the internet through the Gustavus website. Read on for game notes.