Archive for October, 2008
The Gustavus men's soccer team saw their hopes for a regular season conference title take a big hit with a disappointing 1-0 loss at St. Olaf on Saturday afternoon. The Oles got the lone goal of the game in the fifth minute from Nate Swenson. The Gusties out-shot the Oles 17-11 and held a 8-2 advantage in corner kicks in the match.
The Gustavus women's cross country team finished 14th out of 25 teams at the Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse on Saturday afternoon. South Dakota State University won the meet with a team total of 81, while the Gusties finished with a team total of 422. Gustavus was led by Brooke Beskau who finished 30th individually with a time of 22:46.
Two blocked extra point attempts late in the game helped the Gustavus football team defeat 22nd-ranked Carleton College 30-29 in an overtime thriller in Northfield, Minn. on Saturday. Head coach Jay Schoenebeck's squad first blocked point after attempt came with four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, forcing the game into overtime when the Gusties deflected another extra point for the victory.
Gustavus men's tennis player John Kauss (Sr., St. Paul, Minn./Harding) defeated Chris Goodwin of Emory University 6-2, 6-3 to claim the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Singles Championship on Saturday morning in Mobile, Alabama. Kauss is the first Gustavus men's tennis player to win the ITA Division III national singles title. As the fourth-seed, Kauss upset defending champion and top-seed John Watts of Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri)
The Gustavus women's soccer team fell to the College of St. Catherine 1-0 on a blustery Saturday afternoon in St. Peter, Minn. Kaitlin Kramer got St. Kate's on the board just 3:03 into the game when she scored on a header from a cross by Kelsey Nistler off a corner kick. Despite firing 23 total shots, the Gusties were unable to beat Wildcats' goalkeeper Kaylee Schmit. With the loss, Gustavus falls to 5-7-2 (3-4-1 in the MIAC), while St. Kate's improves to 7-6-1 (3-5-0 in the MIAC).
The Gustavus women's soccer team will face the College of St. Catherine in a conference match-up on Saturday at 1 pm. You can follow the match via lives stats on the Gustavus Athletics website. Click here to watch the live stats.
Gustavus men's tennis player, John Kauss, continued moving through the singles draw at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Small College Championships on Friday in Mobile, Alabama. Kauss surprised the singles field by upsetting top-seeded John Watts of Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. Later in the day, Kauss and Mike Burdakin took second place in the doubles portion as the duo lost to Chris Goodwin and Michael Goodwin of Emory University 7-6 (3), 6-1.
The Gustavus men' soccer team saw its five-match unbeaten string come to an end with a 2-0 loss to Luther in Decorah, Iowa on Wednesday night. The match statistics in shots and corner kicks were even, however the Norse were able to score a goal in each half to claim the non-conference win. Gustavus is now 10-3-1 overall.
The Gustavus Adolphus volleyball team will be taking part in the "Dig Pink" initiative at the Gustavus vs. Saint Benedict volleyball match on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. Dig Pink is an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness headed by the Side-Out Foundation. In conjunction with the event, admission for Wednesday's match is free as freewill donations accepted instead. Spectators are also encouraged to show their support for the event by wearing pink to the game.
Gustavus women's soccer player Chelsea Craven has been named MIAC Player of the Week after her three goal effort against Bethel last Saturday. Craven leads the team in scoring with six goals and two assists for 14 points. The Gusties are currently 5-6-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the MIAC.