Archive for December, 2008
The Gustavus men's swimming team finished second out of nine teams in the red division at the Falcon Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and held at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center in Minneapolis on Saturday. The Gusties recorded 539 points behind Luther College, which tallied 788 points. Josh Seaburg turned in two top-three finishes, including a first-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:19.90.
Peter Haugen, a native of Minneapolis and a 1991 graduate of Bethel University, has been named the head football coach at Gustavus Adolphus College. Haugen, who has been the head football coach at Minneapolis Washburn High School for the past 15 years, succeeds Jay Schoenebeck who announced he was stepping down after 15 years as the Gusties head coach just prior to the 2008 season.
Gustavus Adolphus College junior Carrie Gundersen (Minnetonka, Minn.) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week. Gundersen swam the MIAC's fastest times this season in the 500 and 1650 freestyle at the UW-River Falls Falcon Invite held this past weekend at the University of Minnesota. She set the conference's fastest time in the 500 freestyle by placing second with a time of 5:15.90.
The Gustavus women's basketball team used a 19-4 run over the final 11 minutes of the first half to break open a tight game and then cruised to a convincing 75-40 win over Saint Mary's in St. Peter on Monday night. First year guard Molly Geske led a balanced Gustie scoring attack with 12 points. Coach Mickey Haller's team improves to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAC.
The depth of the Gustavus men's basketball team proved to be too much for Saint Mary's as the Gustie bench outscored their counterparts 29-12 in a 81-62 victory on Monday night in Winona. Head Coach Mark Hanson's squad continued to shoot well from the field as Gustavus shot 54.8 percent on 34-of-62 shooting. Eleven different Gusties scored with Sam Paulson and Jesse Van Sickle leading the way with 19 and 18 points, respectively.
The Gustavus men's hockey team suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to Bethel when the Royals' Brad Peterson scored the game-winning goal :24 into the extra period on Saturday at Don Roberts Ice Rink. Gustavus held a 45-21 shots on goal advantage, but Bethel goaltender Aaron Damjanovich kept the Royals in the game by making 43 saves. The Gusties fell to 6-4-0 overall and 3-3-0 in league play, while Bethel moved to 6-4-1 overall and 3-3-0 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus women's hockey team got a goal by Jessie Doig five minutes into the third period which allowed them to slip past a defensive Bethel Royal squad by the score of 1-0. The Gusties outshot the Royals 44-9 in the game, including an 18-1 advantage in the third period. Mari Gunderson was credited with the assist on Doig's game-winning goal. Gustavus is now 6-1-1 overall and 5-0-1 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus women's basketball continued its winning ways with a convincing 71-60 win over Concordia College at Gus Young Court on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties dominated from the perimeter as Molly Geske (21), Emily Nelson (20), and Julia Schultz (14) scored 55 of the team's 71 points. Gustavus made 10-of-15 shots from behind the arc including 7-of-10 in the second half.
The Gustavus men's basketball team shot a blazing 69 percent from behind the three-point arc on 11-of-16 shooting to defeat Concordia 100-67 in the Gusties' MIAC opener on Saturday afternoon at Gus Young Court. Gustavus seized control of the contest after a 21-5 run late in the first half for a 36-16 lead and never looked back. Robert Schmidt came off the bench to lead Gustavus with a career-high 15 points as the Gustie bench contributed 69 points in the win.
David Martinson scored a power play goal three minutes into overtime to give the Gustavus men's hockey team a 2-1 win over Bethel in Blaine on Friday. Head Coach Brett Petersen earned the 100th win of his career with the victory as the Gusties improved to 6-3-0 overall and 3-2-0 in the MIAC. The Royals dropped to 6-4-1 overall and 2-3-0 in the league standings.