Archive for February, 2009Page 2

Men’s Basketball To Face Top-Ranked St. Thomas In MIAC Semifinals

The No. 6 seed Gustavus men's basketball team will face No. 1 seed St. Thomas in the MIAC semifinals on Wednesday night at Schoenecker Arena in St. Paul with tip-off at 7:30 p.m. The winner will advance to the conference championship game on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the site of the highest remaining seed. Gustavus enters the contest at 13-13, while St. Thomas is undefeated at 25-0.

Women’s Basketball Loses To Bethel 75-59 In MIAC Quarterfinal Playoff Game

The Gustavus women's basketball team saw its 2008-09 season come to an end with a 75-59 loss to Bethel in a MIAC Quarterfinal Playoff game on Tuesday night at Gus Young Court. Bethel used a 15-5 run over the final four minutes to break open a tight game and claim its first MIAC Playoff win in the program's history. The Gusties, who were led by senior Emily Nelson with 17 points, end their season with a record of 16-10.

Men’s Basketball Comes From Behind To Defeat Saint John’s 71-68 In First Round Of MIAC Playoffs

The Gustavus men's basketball team outscored Saint John's 8-0 in the last 3:43 to pull out a 71-68 come-from-behind victory in the first round of the MIAC playoffs on Monday night in Collegeville. The Gustie offense hit 57 percent of its shots from the floor, but it was the defense down the stretch that proved to be the difference in the contest. Gustavus, which improved to 13-13 overall, earned the right to face St. Thomas in the semifinal round on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul.

Men’s Swimming and Diving Team Finishes Second At MIAC Championships

The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team turned in several outstanding performances on the final day of the MIAC Championships, however the Gusties were not able to catch St. Olaf and had to settle for second place. The Oles took the top spot with 851 points followed by the Gusties with 738 points.

Men’s Tennis Knocks Off UC-Santa Cruz 5-4, Finishes Fifth At ITA National Indoor Championships

The ninth-ranked Gustavus men's tennis team upset fourth-ranked UC-Santa Cruz 5-4 on Saturday night to win the consolation championship at the ITA Division III National Indoor Championships in St. Peter. The Gusties, which improved to 5-3 overall, grabbed a 3-0 lead after doubles play and won the first two singles points to clinch the match as the Banana Slugs claimed the remaining four singles points.

Women’s Indoor Track and Field Takes Second Place At Saint Benedict Quad

The Gustavus women's indoor track and field team recorded 144 points to finish second behind the University of Minnesota-Duluth, which had 172 points, at the Saint Benedict Quad on Saturday in Collegeville. The Gusties won two individual events, but used their depth to pick up valuable points. Megan Lundgren (So., Mankato, Minn.) and Janey Helland (So., Mapleton, Minn.) took first place in their respective events as Lundgren won the 600 and Helland won the long jump.

Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Finishes Second at MIAC Championships

The Gustavus women's swimmning and diving team had hopes of claiming their third consecutive MIAC Title, however the Gusties came up approximately 100 points short of Carleton with claimed the championship with 721 points. Gustavus totalled 619.5 points, followed by St. Thomas at 496 and St. Olaf at 479. Carrie Gundersen sparked the Gusties on final day as she won the 1650 freestyle in a conference and meet record time of 17:09.69.

Men’s Indoor Track and Field Finishes Third At Saint John’s Quad

The Gustavus men's indoor track and field team compiled 152 points as it earned third place at the Saint John's Quad on Saturday in Collegeville. The Gusties recorded six first place finishes and took second through fifth place in the 200 meter dash. Tyler Geyen (Sr., Watertown, Minn.) remained undefeated in the 55-meter hurdles as he set a new school record with a time of 7.63, which also was a NCAA provisional standard.

Men’s Hockey Holds Off Hamline For 3-2 Win, Clinches No. 2 Seed In MIAC Playoffs

Patrick Dynan scored the eventual game-winning goal at 3:15 in the third period on a power play to give the Gustavus men's hockey team an important 3-2 win over Hamline on Saturday night at Don Roberts Ice Rink. The Gusties grabbed a 2-0 lead after the first period, but the Pipers scored two goals in the second period as both teams were tied heading into the third period. Gustavus finished the regular season at 15-10-0 overall and 10-6-0 in the MIAC.

Women’s Basketball Struggles Down The Stretch, Loses To St. Ben’s, 60-50

The Gustavus women's basketball team battled St. Ben's straight up for 35 minutes, unfortunately the Gusties were unable to knock down any key shots in the final five minutes and the Blazers pulled away for a 60-50 victory. Gustavus trailed 44-43 with 6:14 left in the game, however St. Ben's outscored the Gusties 16-7 the rest of the way to claim the 10-point victory. Gustavus will open MIAC Tournament play on Tuesday at 7:30 pm against an opponent yet to be determined.