Archive for September, 2008
The Gustavus men's tennis team opened its fall season by taking eight players to the Drake Invitational in Des Moines, Iowa. John Kauss dropped his first match in the "A" Flight of singles and then won his next four matches to claim the consolation title in the "A" Flight. The Gusties were the lone Division III program in the tournament with four other Division I programs.
The Gustavus men's golf team finished fourth out of 15 teams at the Frank Wriggelsworth Blugold Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and played at the Eau Claire Country Club. The Gusties fired a 36-hole total of 304-317--621 and finished ten shots behind champion Saint John's at 301-306--607. Josh Curb led the team individually as he placed third at 76-74--150.
The Gustavus women's tennis team wrapped up its fall season with a solid performance at the ITA Midwest Regional and the Fall Invitational, both of which were hosted at Gustavus this past weekend. Sophomore Sam Frank and first year Megan Gaard turned in the top performance with a second place finish in the ITA Doubles Tournament. Frank and Gaard lost to Molly Fiala and Andrea Schupach of Coe 8-4 in the championship match.
The Gustavus men's golf team fired a total of 304 on the first day of the UW-Eau Claire Invitational, which was played at Eau Claire Country Club on Sunday afternoon. The Gusties were led by John Anderson who posted a score of 74 which is good for a tie for fifth place. The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Monday morning.
The Gustavus women's golf team finished fourth out of 17 teams at the Mustang Invitational hosted by Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota on Saturday and Sunday. The Gusties posted a 36-hole total of 322-315--637. Senior Kimbra Kosak finished fourth individually with a total of 78-75--153.
After playing eight consecutive home games, the 22nd-ranked Gustavus volleyball team continued its winning ways with victories on the road over St. Scholastica 3-0 (25-19, 30-28, 25-15) and Northwestern 3-1 (16-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-19) in St. Paul on Saturday. Angela Ahrendt (Fy., Shoreview, Minn.), Janey Helland (So., Mapleton, Minn.), and Olivia Warren (Fy., Goodhue, Minn.) led a balanced offensive attack as they combined to finish with over 20 kills each in both contests.
The Gustavus football team used a three-yard touchdown run from Adam Lukes (Sr., Watertown, Minn.) late in the fourth quarter to defeat Hamline University 21-14 for the program's 450th win at Hollingsworth Field in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties outgained the Pipers 339-218, but Hamline forced four interceptions, including three in the third quarter, to stay close in the MIAC opener for both schools.
The Gustavus women's soccer team traveled to St. Joseph, Minn. for a MIAC conference match with the Blazers from the College of Saint Benedict. After 76 scoreless minutes, Tina Lisk put the Blazers on top for good with an unassisted goal. The Gusties finished the match with a 10-8 advantage in shots, but were unable to beat Saint Benedict goalkeeper Maija Schmelzer. Gustavus falls to 1-4-2 on the season and 0-1-1 in conference play, while the Blazers improve to 4-3-0 and 1-2-0 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus men's soccer moved to 2-0-0 in MIAC with an important 3-0 win over Saint John's at the Gustavus Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties led 1-0 at the half on a goal by Bret VanderStreek and then added two more goals in the second half, one each from Mark Adams and Ben Ikeda. Gustavus, which has won four straight, is now 5-1-0 overall.
Sophomore Sam Frank and first year Megan Gaard picked up multiple wins in both singles and doubles play to lead the Gustavus women's tennis team on the first day of the Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional being played at the Swanson Tennis Center and the Brown Outdoor Courts on the Gustavus campus. The tournament continues on Saturday and concludes with the singles and doubles championship matches on Sunday.