Archive for September, 2008
The Gustavus football team will host Hamline University in its MIAC season opener on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Hollingsworth Field on the Gustavus campus. Gustavus enters with a record of 1-0-0 overall, while the Pipers enter with a mark of 1-0-0 overall. You can watch and listen to the game through the Gustavus Athletics website by clicking here.
Gustavus Adolphus College is hosting the Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championship at the Swanson Indoor Tennis Center and the Brown Outdoor Courts. The Women's Division III Midwest Region Championships will take place Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21.
The Gustavus volleyball team's ability to score points in the late stages of each set helped the Gusties win their MIAC opener over Augsburg College 3-1 (25-16, 24-26, 25-23, 25-21) on Wednesday night in St. Peter. A balanced Gustie offensive attack helped frustrate the Auggie defense as four hitters finished with nine or more kills. The Gustavus blockers scored key points as they held a 12.0-5.5 advantage in blocks compared to Augsburg.
The Gustavus women's soccer team fell to UW-La Crosse 2-1 in a heartbreaking finish to end a three game home stand. Chelsea Craven tied the game at one late in the second half, but the Eagles were able to score the winning goal with under two minutes remaining in regulation. The Gusties outshot the Eagles by a 15-8 margin, but UW-La Crosse goalkeeper Amanda Clark kept them to only the one goal. Gustavus falls to 1-3-2 on the season after the non-conference loss.
Gustavus sophomore linebacker Paul Stommes (Richmond, Minn./Eden Valley-Watkins) has been named MIAC Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Coe College last Saturday. Stommes played a key role in the Gusties' defensive effort in a 27-19 win over the Kohawks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as he tallied 15 tackles with seven solo stops and an interception.
The Gustavus men's soccer team improved to 4-1-0 overall and 1-0-0 in the MIAC with a 3-0 win over Concordia in Moorhead on Sunday afternoon. Brett VanderStreek and Ben Eriksson scored for Gustavus, while Steve Lundberg recorded his first career shutout in the nets for the Gusties. The victory was the 400th in the history of the men's soccer program at Gustavus. The Gusties have compiled a 400-172-86 record for a .698 winning percentage in 42 seasons.
The Gustavus women's golf team continued its fine play this fall with a first place finish out of 15 teams at the Division III Midwest Classic hosted by Carleton College at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake, Minn. The Gusties, who posted a team score of 318-334--652, finished 31 strokes ahead of second place UW-Eau Claire at 356-327--683. Gustavus was led individually by Katie Schenfeld, who tied for second at 78-80--158.
The Gustavus Gold team finished 12th with a total of 325, while the Black team finished 16th with a total of 333 at the Saint John's Invitational on Sunday. The tournament, which was shortened from 36 holes to 18 holes due to heavy rain on Saturday, was played at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club in Sartell, Minn. Ricky Copeland led Gustavus individually with a 77, which was good for 19th place.
The Gustavus women's soccer team fell to Simpson 2-0 in a non-conference match on Sunday afternoon in St. Peter. Neither team was able to score a goal in the first half, but just nine minutes into the second half the Storm's Kellie Whitney beat Gustavus goalkeeper Chelsea Bayer for the 1-0 lead. Katherine Bird increased the Simpson lead to two with a goal in the 72nd minute.
The first round of the Saint John's Invitational was cancelled due to wind and rain on Saturday. The tournament will now be an 18-hole round tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 14) at Blackberry Ridge G.C. in Sartell.