Archive for November, 2008
The 17th-ranked Gustavus volleyball team saw its season come to an end after a 3-0 (18-25, 21-25, 21-25) loss to UW-Eau Claire in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday afternoon in St. Paul. Meghan Gehring paced the Gusties with 10 kills, while no other player finished with more than seven kills. Abby Freiborg was one of three Blugold players to register double-digit kills with 14. Gustavus ended the season at 26-5 overall with its first appearance in the national tournament since 1986.
The Gustavus volleyball team will face the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire in the first round of the NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m. at Schoenecker Arena in St. Paul, Minn. Gustavus, which finished tied for second in the MIAC regular season, enters with a mark of 26-4. Gustavus will be providing a live video broadcast of the match with Tom Wheeler doing the play-by-play.
Gustavus welcomes Concordia College to Hollingsworth Field for the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season finale for both squads. The Gusties enter the contest at 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the MIAC, while the Cobbers come to St. Peter at 5-4 overall and 4-3 in the league. Tom Wheeler and Ken Erickson will broadcast the game on KNUJ 860 AM and through the Gustavus Athletics website along with a live video feed.
The Gustavus women's basketball team played Dakota Wesleyan University in an exhibition match at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota on Tuesday night. The Tigers rallied in the second half to defeat the Gusties 59-47. Gustavus led by eight at the half (31-23), Dakota Wesleyan outscored the Gusties 36-16 in the final 20 minutes to win the exhibition game by 12 points. Katie Layman and Emily Nelson both scored 10 points to lead Gustavus.
Gustavus Adolphus senior volleyball player Bridget Burtzel (Cold Spring, Minn./ROCORI) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V College Division Third Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Burtzel, a setter, carries a 3.73 grade point average with a major in management. A total of four MIAC players were recognized on either the first, second, or third team.
The Gustavus volleyball team received word on Monday morning that it has received an invitation to participate in the 2008 NCAA Division III National Tournament. Coach Kari Eckheart's squad, which has compiled a record of 26-4, received one of 19 at-large berths to the tournament. The Gusties will travel to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. to play University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, which is 23-11, on Thursday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m.
The Gustavus women's hockey team opened its 2008-09 season by splitting its series with Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. The Gusties lost Friday night's game 2-1 in overtime and then rallied to claim a 3-0 win on Saturday afternoon. Lynn Hillen scored twice to lead Gustavus on Saturday.
Special teams played a key role in the Gustavus men's hockey team's 6-4 win over UW-River Falls on Saturday at All Seasons Arena in Mankato. The Gusties scored three power play goals and one short-handed goal as Head Coach Brett Petersen's team improved to 3-1-0 overall this season. The Falcons remained winless at 0-3-1 this season.
The 18th-ranked Gustavus volleyball team saw its 11-match winning streak come to an end as No. 6 St. Thomas defeated the Gusties 3-1 (20-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-25) in the MIAC Playoff Championship on Saturday night in St. Paul. Olivia Warren (Fy., Goodhue, Minn.), Meghan Gehring (Jr., Eau Claire, Wis.), and Angela Ahrendt (Fy., Shoreview, Minn.) tallied 12 kills each during the match, but it would not be enough as the Tommies' Katie McCaffrey posted a double-double with 20 kills and 11 blocks.
The Gustavus football team was unable to get into the end zone on first-and-goal in the second overtime period as the Gusties suffered a heartbreaking 27-20 loss to St. Olaf in Northfield on Saturday. John Ostertag kicked a 25-yard field goal with 3:02 left in the game to give Gustavus the 20-13 lead, but the Oles forced overtime with a Ryan St. John 10-yard touchdown catch with 00:36 on the clock. Gustavus, which had its four-game winning streak snapped, dropped to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the MIAC.