Archive for January, 2009
The Gustavus men's basketball team struggled to take care of the ball, committing 29 turnovers in a 70-49 loss to second-ranked University of St. Thomas at Schoenecker Arena on Saturday afternoon in a battle of the top two teams in the MIAC. Ryan McPartland was the only Gustie to reach double-figures with 10 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Gustavus, which fell to 7-6 overall, moved into a tie with Carleton for second place in the league standings at 6-2.
Three members of the Gustavus track and field team finished in the top five at the University of Minnesota Open featuring athletes from Division I, II, and III on Saturday in Minneapolis. Sophomore Laura Secor (Stillwater, Minn.), the lone female competitor for Gustavus, finished seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2:30.05.
Three members of the Gustavus track and field team finished in the top five at the University of Minnesota Open featuring athletes from Division I, II, and III on Saturday in Minneapolis. Senior Tyler Geyen (Watertown, Watertown-Mayer) turned in the top performance finishing first in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.34 seconds, 0.07 seconds short of meeting a NCAA provisional qualifying standard.
The Gustavus women's gymnastics team finished second at the Gustavus Triangular with a score of 173.425 at the Lund Center Forum. The Gusties finished between Hamline University, which turned in a score of 169.800, and UW-Whitewater at 176.825. Individually, Gustavus was led by Aryn Bell, who posted a career best score of 9.350, winning the vault competition. Head Coach Kris Glidden's squad took first place on the balance beam at 44.975.
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).
The Gustavus women's basketball team stayed within reach of first place in the MIAC with an important 60-53 win against St. Thomas in St. Paul on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties, who improved to 10-3 overall and 8-2 in the MIAC, were led in scoring by Julia Schultz with 16 points and Molly Mathiowetz with 13.
The Gustavus women's hockey team recorded its second tie of the week skating to a 1-1 tie with MIAC rival St. Thomas at the Tommies rink in Mendota Heights on Friday night. The Gusties jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by Kirsten Peterson at 17:40 of the second period, but the Tommies tied the score on a goal by Jamie Tiede just :56 seconds into the third period. Neither team could tally the gamewinner in the rest of the third period or overtime and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
David Martinson picked up his second hat trick of the season to help the Gustavus men's hockey team snap a three-game losing skid as the Gusties defeated St. Thomas 5-3 on Friday night at Don Roberts Ice Rink. With the score tied 2-2 after two periods, Head Coach Brett Petersen's squad tallied three goals in three minutes at the start of the third period en route to the victory. The Gusties improved to 9-7-0 overall and 4-3-0 in the MIAC, while the Tommies dropped to 6-6-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the league.
The Gustavus women's hockey team will face MIAC rival St. Thomas in a key league series this weekend. The Gusties will play at the St. Thomas Arena in Mendota Heights on Friday night at 7:00 pm and then the two will face-off at Don Roberts Arena in St. Peter on Saturday at 2:00 pm. The Tommies are currently in first place with a mark of 6-0-0, while the Gusties are one point back in second place at 5-0-1.
Emily Nelson scored a layup with :02.2 to allow the Gustavus women's basketball team to claim a thrilling come-from-behind 57-56 win over Bethel University in Arden Hills on Wednesday night. The Gusties, who trailed by 10 points with 6:40 left in the game, did not hold a lead in the second half until Nelson's basket in the final seconds. Nelson led Gustavus in scoring with 15 points.