Archive for March, 2009

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Men’s Swimming Set To Take Part In NCAA Championships

The Gustavus men's swimming team will send four swimmers to the NCAA Championships this weekend which will be hosted by Macalester College at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. The Gusties will be trying to improve on their 12th place finish of a year ago. The four swimmers who qualified include Matt Stewart (Sr., Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley), Dave Pearson (Sr., Woodbury, Minn./Stillwater), Skylar Davis (Jr., Palatine, Ill.), and Whitaker Davis (So., Palatine, Ill.).

The 2009 NCGA Championships begin on Friday, March 20. 

Live Webcast Available For NCGA Championships

A live webcast is available for the 2009 NCGA Gymnastics Championships hosted by Hamline University on March 20-21. Five Gustavus gymnasts will be participating in the national meet including Christine Askham in the all-around, Aryn Bell on the vault, Jess Dolan on the floor exercise, and Laura Hansen and Meghan Johnson on the balance beam. Individual cameras will be broadcasting from each apparatus so each gymnast's performance can be viewed.

The Golden Gusties are making their first appearance in the NCAA Semifinals since 1982. 

Men’s Hockey Prepares To Play UW-Stout In NCAA Frozen Four

The 15th-ranked Gustavus Adolphus men's hockey team is preparing for the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Championship this weekend in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Gusties, who are 18-10-0, will face second-ranked UW-Stout, which is 23-5-2, on Friday, March 20 at 3 p.m. (4 p.m. EST). Fans unable to make the trip to Herb Brooks Arena can watch the NCAA's webcast of the game on a PC computer only at NCAA.com.

Flynn Stewart-Franzen 

Fraser Horton, Flynn Stewart-Franzen, and Justin Eglseder Receive Post-Season Honors for Men’s Soccer Team

The Gustavus men's soccer team, which posted a record of 13-5-1 overall and placed second in the MIAC with a mark of 8-2-0, recently had three players named to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference and that group included senior defender Flynn Stewart-Franzen, junior midfielder Fraser Horton, and first year defender Justin Eglseder. Stewart-Franzen and Horton were also named to the NSCAA All-Region Team.

Baseball Swept By Buena Vista After Late Inning Rallies 4-7, 8-11

The Gustavus baseball team lost early leads in both games of a doubleheader against Buena Vista as the Gusties fell 4-7 and 8-11 on Sunday afternoon in Storm Lake, Iowa. The Beavers hit a walk-off three-run home run in the seventh inning to win game one and scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for the victory in game two. Gustavus fell to 3-3 overall, while Buena Vista improved its record to 5-1.

Kelly Chaudoin Wraps Up Impressive Career With 30th Place Finish In Freestyle Race at NCAA Championships

Gustavus senior nordic skier Kelly Chaudoin put the finishing touches on her standout career with a 30th place finish in the 15K freestyle race at the NCAA Skiing Championships held at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine. Chaudoin posted a time of 41:04.3. Antje Maempel of Denver University finished first in a time of 38.35.

Softball Team Opens 2009 Season With Doubleheader Sweep of Buena Vista

The Gustavus softball team scored 26 runs in a season-opening doubleheader sweep of Buena Vista (9-0, 17-1) at the Rosemount Dome in Rosemount, Minn. First year player Lisa Klass had big day for the Gusties as she went 5-for-5 at the plate including a home run in her first at-bat as a collegiate player. Erin Truebenbach was the winning pitcher in game one, while Betsy Collins picked up the win in game two.

Men’s Hockey Defeats UW-Superior 2-0, Advances To NCAA Frozen Four in Lake Placid, New York

The Gustavus men's hockey team defeated UW-Superior 2-0 in a NCAA Quarterfinal game in Superior, Wis. on Saturday night. The Gusties now advance to the NCAA Frozen Four in Lake Placid, New York next Friday and Saturday, March 20-21. Ross-Ring Jarvi scored the gamewinner for Gustavus. Senior Matt Lopes turned in a brilliant performance in the nets making 33 saves The Gusties, who are now 18-10-0, will be playing in the Division III Frozen Four for the first time since 1982.

Jessie Doig fires a point blank shot at Cassie Campbell who comes up with the save. 

Women’s Hockey Falls To UW-River Falls 2-1 in NCAA Quarterfinal Game

The Gustavus women's hockey team saw its 2009 season come to a close with a disappointing 2-1 loss to UW-River Falls in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon in St. Peter. Kayleigh Bell scored the game-winning goal for the Falcons on the power play at 11:30 of the third period. UW-River Falls now advances to play Elmira in a NCAA Semifinal game next Friday, March 20 in Middlebury, Vt. Gustavus concludes its season with a record of 22-2-4.

Charlie Paukert won a three-set match at #2 singles against UW-Whitewater. 

Men’s Tennis Defeats UW-Whitewater, University of Sioux Falls, Saint John’s, and Saint Mary’s 9-0

The No. 8 Gustavus men's tennis team had a busy day after playing four matches at the Swanson Tennis Center on Saturday in St. Peter. The Gusties defeated UW-Whitewater, University of Sioux Falls, Saint John's and Saint Mary's by identical 9-0 scores to improve to 16-4 overall and remain perfect in conference play at 6-0. Gustavus returns to action on Monday, March 23 against Pomona-Pitzer in Claremont, Calif. as the Gusties will play four matches in California in four days.