Archive for April, 2009
The Gustavus women's tennis team improved its record to 15-9 overall, 6-0 in the MIAC with wins over Bethel (8-1) and Macalester (7-2) on Saturday. Both matches were played in the Twin Cities (Bethel in Arden Hills, and Macalester in St. Paul). The Gusties are currently ranked #13 in Division III. Gustavus will play two matches at home on Sunday hosting Hamline at 10 am and St. Ben's at 4 pm.
The Gustavus women's track and field team posted three first-place finishes in track events and five first-place finishes in field events at the Manitou Relays hosted by St. Olaf on Northfield on Saturday. Sam Broderius (So., Hector, Minn.) was a double event winner as she won the discus and the shot put with NCAA provisional marks of 144-8 and 45-3 3/4, respectively. No team scores were kept during the competition.
The Gustavus men's track and field team won five individual events as it compiled 163 points to claim first place at the Carleton Relays in Northfield on Saturday. The Gusties finished nearly 20 points ahead of second-place finisher Hamline, which earned 143.5 points. Bethel was third with 119 points followed by host Carleton, which tallied 94.5 points. Tyler Geyen took first place in the 110-meter hurdles with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14.62.
The Gustavus baseball team dropped a pair of games to Hamline in 9-6 and 8-0 decisions on Saturday afternoon in St. Peter. The Gusties struggled on the mound as the Piper hitters combined for 26 hits in both games, and were kept off balance at the plate by the Hamline pitchers. Gustavus moved to 13-15 overall and 6-6 in the MIAC, while the Pipers moved to 15-14 overall and 7-5 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus softball team swept its seventh consecutive MIAC doubleheader by knocking off St. Ben's by the scores of 8-0 (5 inn.) and 9-2 in St. Joseph on Saturday afternoon. Rachael Click sparked the Gustie offense as she was 6-for-6 on the day. Click hit two home runs, scored five runs and drove in five runs. Betsie Collins was the winning pitcher in game one, and Callie Nelsen was the winning pitcher in game two. Gustavus is now 25-3 overall and 14-0 in MIAC play.
Gustavus Adolphus women's field athlete Lisa Brown (Sr., Lake Crystal, Minn.) finished 12th in the javelin throw at the Mt. SAC Relays with a NCAA automatic qualifying throw of 147 feet, 9 inches in Walnut, Calif. on Friday. Her mark ranks second in Division III this season. Brown was the only Division III athlete to compete in a field that included 22 of the top collegiate and Olympic javelin athletes in the country.
The Gustavus Adolphus College baseball doubleheader scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at 1 pm in St. Peter against Hamline has been moved up to 11 am in hopes of beating the rainy weather forecasted for Saturday afternoon.
The Gustavus softball team remained in first place in the MIAC with an important sweep against Hamline by the scores of 5-0 and 2-1 on Thursday in St. Peter. The Gusties were led by Rachael Click who went 4-for-5 at the plate with two home runs. Betsie Collins struck out 11 in claiming the win in game one, while Erin Truebenbach picked up the win on the mound in game two.
The Gustavus baseball team picked up a doubleheader split against Carleton on Wednesday afternoon in Northfield. The Knights came away with a 6-1 win in the first game, but Andrew Woitas and Kevin Hagen combined to hurl a one-hit shutout in game two to help the Gusties earn the split in a 6-0 decision. Alan Woitas led the squad at the plate as he combined to go for 5-for-9 and scored three runs in both games.
Gustavus Adolphus College junior Ricky Copeland (Mahtomedi, Minn.) has been named the MIAC Golfer of the Week by the league's golf coaches. Copeland shot 74-70-144 (even par) to finish fourth out of 91 golfers at the Wartburg Invitational in Waverly, Iowa last weekend. Copeland's total of 144 helped the Gusties finish fourth as a team with a total of (303-296--599) in the 18-team tournament.