Archive for October, 2008

Brad Wieck looks for the puck in front of the net. 

Men’s Hockey Loses Season Opener To St. Norbert 7-5

The Gustavus men's hockey team lost its first game of the season 7-5 against top-ranked St. Norbert College on Saturday at All Seasons Arena in Mankato, Minn. The Gusties fought back from a 6-2 deficit to trail by one goal midway through the third period, but an empty net goal by the Green Knights ended the comeback. David Martinson scored two goals and an assist to lead Gustavus as St. Norbert allowed five goals for the first time since February 3, 2007.

Gustavus rushed for 354 yards against Augsburg. 

Football Prepares To Square Off Against Bethel On Saturday

Gustavus will face Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn. in a key Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest on Saturday. The Gusties enter the game at 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the MIAC. The Royals stand at 4-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play. Last week, Gustavus extended its winning streak to three games by defeating Augsburg College 34-31 at Hollingsworth Field.

Junior Assistant Captain David Martinson led the team in scoring last season with 41 points. 

Men’s Hockey Looks To Move Deeper In Post-Season In 2008-09

The 2008-09 Gustavus men's hockey team looks to use the experience gained from last season's fourth place league finish and strong off-ice leadership to qualify for its ninth consecutive MIAC Post-Season Tournament and advance deeper in post-season play. Coach Petersen will count on junior captains Cody Mosbeck (Jr, Emo, Ontario), David Martinson (Jr., St. Louis Park, Minn.), and Joe Welch (Jr., Hastings, Minn.) to lead the young team.

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Women’s Cross Country Set To Run In MIAC Championships This Weekend

The Gustavus women's cross country team will begin its championship season this weekend with the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Championships which will take place on Saturday at the Como Park Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. The Gusties will be looking to improve on their sixth place finish from a year ago. The women's race begins at 3 pm.

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Men’s Cross Country Set To Run In MIAC Championships This Weekend

The Gustavus men's cross country team will begin its championship season this weekend with the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Championships which will take place on Saturday at the Como Park Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. The Gusties will be looking to improve on their fifth place finish from a year ago. The men's race begins at 2 pm.

Volleyball Comes From Behind To Defeat Macalester 3-2

The 19th-ranked Gustavus volleyball team overcame a 2-1 deficit to escape with a 3-2 (24-26, 29-27, 26-28, 25-10, 21-19) win over Macalester College in St. Paul on Wednesday night. The Gusties saved four match points in the fifth set to remain in the running for the second seed in the MIAC Post-Season Tournament. Both squads recorded 73 kills, but the difference in the match was blocking as Gustavus outblocked the Scots 14-5.

Senior Bridget Burtzel 

Bridget Burtzel Named MIAC Volleyball Setter/Libero Of The Week

Gustavus Adolphus College senior setter Bridget Burtzel (Cold Spring, Minn./ROCORI) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Setter/Libero of the Week for the week ending October 27, 2008. Burtzel helped the Gusties secure a MIAC playoff spot with key wins over 21st-ranked Saint Benedict and 12th-ranked Concordia College.

Senior running back Ray Wilson 

Running Back Ray Wilson Named MIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Gustavus senior running back Ray (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Totino Grace) has been named MIAC Offensive Player of the Week for his play against Augsburg College last Saturday. Wilson set a school single-game rushing record with 258 yards on 28 carries in a 34-31 victory over the Auggies in St. Peter.

Al Molde 

Gustavus Athletics Director Al Molde Set To Be Inducted Into Western Michigan’s Hall of Fame This Weekend

Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Director Al Molde will be inducted into the Western Michigan University Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Molde, who has served as Gustavus's Athletics Director since 1997, was the head football coach at Western Michigan from 1987 to 1996.

Jessie Doig 

Women’s Hockey Player Jessie Doig Selected To Blog on NCAA.com

Gustavus women's hockey player Jessie Doig, a senior from New Prague, Minn., has been selected by the NCAA to blog for NCAA.com. Doig is one of a select few athletes from Division I, II, and III to give an account of her experiences as a student-athlete. Her blog started last week and will run through the entire season. She plans to blog twice a week.