Archive for 2008
Great Blend Of Experience And Youth Has Coach Mickey Haller Excited About 2008-09 Women’s Basketball Team
The Gustavus women's basketball team will open its 2008-09 season in Sherman, Texas over Thanksgiving weekend with games against Austin College and Southwestern University. Coach Mickey Haller is excited about the blend of youth and experience on this team and she is confident that this team has the work ethic and team chemistry to develop into a group that can help the Gusties qualify for a spot in the MIAC Playoffs for the ninth straight year.
The Gustavus men's basketball team fell in its 2008-09 season opener 77-67 to Bethany Lutheran in Mankato, Minn. Jesse Van Sickle hit a three-point shot to pull the Gusties within six points (72-66) with 1:11 remaining in the contest, but the Vikings converted five of six free throws to seal the win. Ky Battern paced Gustavus with 13 points off the bench, while Tommy Saffert scored a game-high 21 points for Bethany Lutheran.
The Gustavus men's swimming team lost its conference dual meet with St. Olaf in Northfield on Saturday afternoon by the score of 181-119. The Gusties won four races in the meet, including two by Matt Stewart. Stewart posted wins in the 100 butterfly (51.45) and the 200 freestyle (1:42.95), while also finishing second in the 100 freestyle (47.84).
The Gustavus men's basketball team will open its 2008-09 season on the road on Tuesday with a non-conference contest against Bethany Lutheran College of Mankato, Minn. The Gusties will be led by senior Mike DesLauriers and juniors Jesse Van Sickle and Sam Paulson. The Vikings, who are 0-1 overall, are the preseason favorite in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. An audio broadcast of Tuesday's game will be available on KRDS 95.5 FM and the Gustavus Athletics website.
The 14th-ranked Gustavus men's hockey team improved to 5-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the MIAC after a 3-0 decision over Saint Mary's at All Seasons Arena on Sunday night. Jared Ackmann, David Martinson, and Rory Dynan scored for the Gusties, while Matt Lopes posted the second consecutive shutout for the squad. The victory was the 750th in the history of the men's hockey program. The Gusties have compiled a 750-569-52 record for a .569 winning percentage in 67 seasons.
The Gustavus women's cross country team wrapped up its 2008 season with an 11th place finish (out of 26 teams) at the NCAA Central Region Meet hosted by Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa on Saturday. The Gusties were led by sophomore Brooke Beskau who earned All-Region honors with an 18th place finish.
The Gustavus men's cross country team wrapped up its 2008 season with a 14th place finish (out of 26 teams) at the NCAA Central Region meet hosted by Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa on Saturday. The Gusties were led by senior Dan Foley, who earned All-Region honors with a 14th place finish (out of 177 runners).
The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team dropped a heartbreaker to St. Olaf on Saturday afternoon in Northfield as the Oles rallied to win the final event of the meet (the 400 free relay) and edge the Gusties by two points 148-146. Steph Korba was a double-winner for Gustavus as she took top honors in both the 100 (1:02.92) and 200 butterfly (2:23.29).
The Gustavus women's hockey team broke open a tight game with two third period goals on its way to a 3-0 win over Saint Mary's on Saturday afternoon. Lynn Hillen, Christine Wicker, and Alyssa Gaulrapp scored for the Gusties and goaltender Emily Klatt recorded 12 saves on her way to her recording her second consecutive shutout. The win was the 200th career victory for head coach Mike Carroll.
The Gustavus football team was unable to hold off a fourth quarter charge as Concordia spoiled Head Coach Jay Schoenebeck's final game by defeating the Gusties 27-21 Saturday at Lloyd Hollingsworth Field. Gustavus held a 21-6 halftime lead, but Justin Brantner scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help Concordia pull out the come-from-behind victory. The Gusties wrapped up the 2008 season at 6-4 overall and 4-4 in the MIAC standings.