Archive for October, 2008

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Kauss and Burdakin Advance in Singles and Doubles Play At ITA Championships

John Kauss and Mike Burdakin, members of the Gustavus men's tennis team, had a strong showing at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Small College Championships on Thursday. Kauss moved on to the semifinal round in singles play, while Kauss teamed up with Burdakin to advance to the finals in doubles. Kauss enters the singles draw seeded fourth, while Burdakin and Kauss are unseeded in doubles. The tournament is being held at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama.

Elliott Herdina catches a 15-yard touchdown pass.  (Photo Courtesy: Chris Johnson) 

Football To Take On No. 22 Carleton on Saturday

The Gustavus football team will square off against No. 22 Carleton College on Saturday, October 18 at 1 p.m. in Northfield, Minn. The Gusties head to Northfield with an overall record of 3-2 after defeating Pacific Lutheran 24-14 last Saturday, while the Knights come in with an overall record of 5-0 after defeating Augsburg 49-41 a week ago. Gustavus is 1-2 in the MIAC standings and Carleton is 3-0 in league play.

Blocking Effort Propels Volleyball Past St. Catherine 3-1

Strong net play propelled the Gustauvs volleyball team in a 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20) victory over St. Catherine in St. Paul on Wednesday night. Angela Ahrendt (Fy., Shoreview, Minn.) and Britta Bolm (Sr., Alexandria, Minn.) teamed up for seven blocks, as head coach Kari Eckheart's squad outblocked the Wildcats 10-3. Gustavus moved to 21-3 overall and 5-2 in league, while St. Catherine dropped to 10-12 overall and 1-6 in the MIAC.

Brooke Beskau Finishes 19th, Helps Women’s Cross Country Team Place Seventh At Dan Huston Invite

The Gustavus women's cross country team finished seventh out of 13 teams at the Dan Huston Invitational hosted by Wartburg College on Saturday morning in Waverly, Iowa. Brooke Beskau led the Gustie women on the day as she finished 19th (out of 169) on the 6,000 meter course with a time of 23:25.

Dan Foley Leads Men’s Cross Country Team To Seventh Place Finish at Wartburg

The Gustavus men's cross country team recorded a seventh place finish out of 13 teams at the Dan Huston Invitational hosted by Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. The Gusties were led by senior Dan Foley who placed 17th individually with a time of 26:26 on the 8,000 meter course.

Volleyball Wins Two Matches To Finish Border Battle 4-0

Head coach Kari Eckheart and the Gustavus volleyball swept the University of Dubuque and Cornell College 3-0 to conclude the MIAC-IIAC Border Battle with a 4-0 record in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The Gusties defeated Dubuque by the scores of 26-24, 25-7, 25-18 and Cornell 25-21, 25-15, 25-10. Libero Emily Klein (Sr., Red Wing, Minn.) was named to the eight-member all-tournament team as Gustavus improved to 20-3 overall.

Balanced Attack Leads Football Past Pacific Lutheran 24-14

The Gustavus football team had 122 rushing yards and 192 passing yards as the Gusties defeated Pacific Lutheran University 24-14 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, Wash. on Saturday afternoon. Head coach Jay Schoenebeck's squad ran 85 plays as Gustavus held the ball for nearly 37 minutes compared to 56 plays in 23 minutes for the Lutes. Gustavus improved its overall record to 3-2, while Pacific Lutheran fell to 1-3.

Fraser Horton battles for possession with a Bethel player. 

Men’s Soccer Scores Twice in Final Ten Minutes Of Regulation To Beat Bethel 2-0

The Gustavus men's soccer team stayed unbeaten in the month of October with a 2-0 win in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties recorded two goals late in the match to claim the victory. Brett VanderStreek gave the team a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 80th minute and then Max Malmquist extended the lead to 2-0 with a goal in the 85th minute. Luke Strom recorded the shutout win in the nets for Gustavus. The Gusties improved to 10-2-1 overall and 6-1-0 in the MIAC.

Chelsea Craven recorded a hat trick for the Gusties 

Chelsea Craven’s Hat Trick Propels Women’s Soccer To 3-1 Victory Over Bethel

The Gustavus women's soccer team defeated the Bethel Royals 3-1 behind a hat trick from junior Chelsea Craven. After falling behind 1-0, Craven and the Gusties scored three unanswered goals to get the victory. Senior Ashley Ohlson got the win in goal for Gustavus recording three saves. With the win, Gustavus moves to 5-6-2 overall (3-3-1 in the MIAC), while Bethel falls to 6-6-1 overall (1-6-1 in the MIAC).

Volleyball Finishes 2-0 After First Day of Border Battle

The Gustavus volleyball team posted a 2-0 record after defeating both Luther College and Buena Vista University 3-1 on the first day of the MIAC-IIAC Border Battle in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The 21st-ranked Gusties improved their overall record to 18-3 with the victories. Head coach Kari Eckheart's squad will wrap up the Border Battle against Cornell College and the University of Dubuque on Saturday.