Archive for January, 2009
Members of the Gustavus women's indoor track and field team competed at the MSU Open hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato on Saturday. Senior Lisa Brown (Sr., Lake Crystal, Minn.) was the lone Gustie to finish in the top five as she was third in the shot put and met a NCAA Provisional Qualifying Standard with a throw of 42' 7". Brown is the first MIAC athlete to reach the provisional qualifying standard in the event. No team scores were kept at the meet.
Members of the Gustavus men's indoor track and field team competed at the MSU Open hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato on Saturday. Tyler Geyen (Sr., Watertown, Minn.) turned in the top individual performance by a Gustie as he won the 60 meter hurdles in 8.30 seconds for the second straight meet. Geyen also finished 12th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.23. No team scores were kept during the meet.
The Gustavus women's hockey team scored three power play goals on its first four power play opportunities and cruised to a 4-1 conference win over St. Ben's on Saturday afternoon at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter. Jessie Doig led the Gusties in scoring with two goals, while Danielle Justice picked up the win in the nets. Gustavus is now 14-1-3 overall and 10-0-2 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus women's swimming and diving team suffered a MIAC dual meet setback to Carleton on Saturday afternoon in St. Peter by the score of 112.5-197.5. The Gusties had four event winners on the day including Carrie Gundersen (1000 free), Brittany Matzke (1 meter diving), Anika Erickson (100 breast), and Maria Freund (3 meter diving).
The Gustavus men's swimming team posted a 169-130 dual meet win over Carleton in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties won seven individual events and one relay during the meet. Matt Stewart and Skylar Davis led the way with two first place finishes each.
The Gustavus women's basketball team, which had been scoring an average of 63.2 point per game, exploded for 92 points against St. Kate's on Saturday afternoon and claimed an important conference win over the Wildcats. First year wing Molly Geske scored a career high 26 points to lead the Gusties.
The Gustavus men's hockey team saw its five-game winning streak snapped as Pat Connelly of Saint John's scored two goals early in the third period as the Johnnies hung on for a 2-1 win on Saturday in St. Cloud. The Gusties struggled on the power play during the game as they went 0-for-8 with the skater advantage. Saint John's stayed in the hunt for a playoff berth with the victory as it improved to 6-12-1 overall and 3-6-1 in the MIAC. Gustavus fell to 13-8-0 overall and 8-4-0 in the conference.
The Gustavus women's hockey scored two power play goals and a short-handed goal on its way to a 5-1 win over the College of Saint Benedict in St. Cloud on Friday night. The Gusties were clinging to a 2-1 lead in the second period when Kathryn DelZoppo scored a power play goal at the 11:53 mark to extend the lead to 3-1. In the third period the Gusties added to their lead with a power play goal by Gracie Olson (1:48) and a short-handed tally by Allie Schwab (7:59).
The Gustavus women's gymnastics team posted a score of 171.625 to finish third at the John Zuerlein Invitational in Menomonie, Wis. on Friday night. Host UW-Stout and UW-Oshkosh tied for first place with team scores of 175.575. Seniors Aryn Bell and Laura Hansen turned in the top individual performances for the Gusties as Bell took second in the vault with a score of 9.325 and Hansen posted a score of 9.100 on the uneven bars for second place.
The Gustavus men's hockey team scored four unanswered goals in the second and third period to defeat Saint John's 5-1 on Friday night at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter. Eric Bigham led the Gusties with two goals as Head Coach Brett Petersen's squad won its fifth straight game. The Johnnies held a 31-25 advantage in shots, but goaltender Josh Swartout kept the Gusties in the game making 30 saves.