Archive for January, 2009

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Men’s Basketball Suffers Heartbreaking 69-68 Loss At Concordia

Concordia's Karl Larson made a free throw with 00:03 on the clock as the Cobbers knocked off the Gustavus men's basketball team 69-68 on Saturday in Moorhead. Gustie junior Sam Paulson made a pair of free throws with 00:31 remaining to tie the game, but Larson made the second of two free throws to put Concordia ahead as Gustavus was unable to get a shot off on the last possession of the game. Robert Schmidt led the Gusties in scoring with 18 points as he went 4-for-5 from the three-point line.

Gymnasts Fall To UW-La Crosse 179.850 to 174.450

The Gustavus women's gymnastics team scored a season-best 174.450, but it was not enough to defeat UW-La Crosse, which scored 179.850 and won all four events, in a dual meet on Saturday at the Lund Center Forum. The Gusties were led by Laura Hansen (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.), who won the uneven parallel bars by 0.400 with a career-high score of 9.375.

Dynan Brothers Play Big Part In Men’s Hockey 4-2 Win At Augsburg

The Dynan brothers registered six points on three goals and three assists as the Gustavus men's hockey team defeated Augsburg 4-2 on Friday night in Minneapolis, Minn. Patrick Dynan tallied a goal and two assists, while Rory recorded a goal and an assist and Casey scored a goal. Gustie goaltender Josh Swartout made 25 saves in the win as Gustavus moved its overall mark to 11-7-0 and 6-3-0 in the MIAC. The Auggies fell to 3-13-0 overall and 2-5-0 in the league.

Women’s Hockey Scores Early And Often in 7-1 Win Over Augsburg

The Gustavus women's hockey team continued its winning ways with a convincing 7-1 win over Augsburg at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter on Friday night. The Gusties, who out-shot the Auggies 66-8, scored multiple goals in each period including two in the first, three in the second, and two in the third. Jessie Doig scored twice to lead the Gustavus attack, while Danielle Justice picked up the win in the nets making seven saves.

Late Carleton Free Throws Sink Men’s Basketball In 72-67 loss

The Gustavus men's basketball team was unable to score in the last minute of the game as Carleton hit its free throws to hand the Gusties a 72-67 loss on Wednesday in Northfield. Gustavus held a 67-66 lead with 1:06 remaining, but the Knights made six straight free throws to grab the win. Ryan McPartland was the top Gustie scorer with 17 points followed by Bobby Johnson and Sam Paulson with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

Shooting Woes Continue As Women’s Basketball Team Falls To Carleton 51-46

The Gustavus women's basketball team shot an ice-cold 25.0 percent from the field (17-of-68) against Carleton on Wednesday night and the result was a 51-46 loss to the Knights in Northfield. The Gusties battled for the entire 40 minutes and led for a good portion of the second half, but just could not make enough shots to secure the victory. Molly Geske and Molly Mathiowetz each scored nine points to lead Gustavus, which fell to 10-5 overall and 8-4 in the MIAC.

Women’s Basketball Stumbles In Second Half, Falls to St. Ben’s 68-45

Leading at halftime 26-25, the Gustavus women's basketball team was outscored by host St. Ben's 43-19 in the final 20 minutes and suffered a disappointing 68-45 defeat in St. Joseph. The Gusties, who entered the game tied with St. Ben's and Concordia for first place, fell to third place with the loss at 10-4 overall and 8-3 in the MIAC. Emily Nelson scored 10 points to lead Gustavus.

Strong Second Half Helps Men’s Basketball Defeat Saint John’s 68-62

Sophomore point guard Dan Schmidtknecht hit a pair of layups down the stretch to help the Gustavus men's basketball team defeat Saint John's 68-62 on Monday night at Gus Young Court. The Gusties overcame a five-point halftime deficit by shooting 50.0 percent in the second half and holding the Johnnies to 33.3 percent from the floor. Ryan McPartland was the top scorer for Gustavus with 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

David Martinson Named MIAC Men’s Hockey Player of the Week

Gustavus Adolphus College junior forward David Martinson (St. Louis Park, Minn.) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending January 19, 2009. Martinson tallied four goals and an assist, including the game-winning goal in both games, to lead the Gusties to a 5-3 and 3-2 sweep of St. Thomas last weekend.

Women’s Hockey Moves Into First Place With 1-0 Win Over St. Thomas

The Gustavus women's hockey team claimed an important 1-0 win over St. Thomas at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter on Saturday afternoon. Laura Hillman's goal at 11:47 of the second period was all the Gusties would need to edge the Tommies and move into first place in the MIAC. Gustavus now sits alone atop the league standings with a record of 6-0-2 (14 points), while St. Thomas slips to second place with a mark of 6-1-1 (13 points).