Archive for September, 2009
The Gustavus women's golf team took first place over the weekend in the Division III Midwest Classic tournament in Lake City, Minn. The Gusties posted a second round score of 310 which gave them a 36 hole total of 318-310—628. Gustavus finished ahead of 17 other teams, and had two players tie for first place. Kali Griggs (79-75—154) and Katie Schenfeld (76-78—154) tied for medalist honors with Sarah Hupperts from the College of St. Benedict (76-78—154).
The Gustavus men's soccer team remained undefeated in MIAC play with a 3-2 win over a scrappy Concordia squad in St. Peter on Sunday afternoon. The Cobbers scored twice early in the game and held a 2-1 lead at the intermission. Sophomore midfielder Mark Adams was the difference for Gustavus as his two second half goals allowed the Gusties to claim a hard-fought 3-2 victory.
The Gustavus women's soccer team saw its three-match win streak come to an end with a 1-0 loss to Concordia in Moorhead on Saturday afternoon. The Cobbers Sam Johnson scored on a breakaway in the 59th minute for the only goal of the match. Goalkeeper Chelsea Bayer made five saves for the Gusties. Gustavus falls to 5-2-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the MIAC.
Running without three of its top seven runners due to injuries and the flu, the Gustavus women's cross country team showed excellent depth and registered a ninth place finish out of 16 teams at the St. Olaf Invitational on Saturday. Elizabeth Hauer was the top Gustie finisher as she placed 36th in a time of 24:28. University of Minnesota-Duluth claimed the team title with a total of 45 points.
The Gustavus men's cross country team tied for seventh place with 186 points at the 17-team St. Olaf Invitational on Saturday morning. The Gusties were paced by senior Mark Hartman who finished 15th out of 244 runners in a time of 26:55.
The Gustavus football team is giving first year head coach Peter Haugen quite an introduction to college football with two dramatic finishes in his first two games. Last week, the Gusties suffered a heartbreaking loss to Coe College in the final seconds, however this week, Haugen's squad turned the tables and scored on the first play of the second overtime to claim a thrilling 30-24 win over Hamline in St. Paul.
The Gustavus volleyball team claimed a convincing 3-0 non-conference win over Waldorf College in St. Peter on Saturday. The set scores for the match were 25-15, 25-18, and 25-17. The Gusties had a balanced attack as Angela Ahrendt and Janey Helland registered eight kills each, while Meghan Gehring and Olivia Warren posted seven kills each. Malea Noennig recorded 20 assists.
The Gustavus men's tennis team had a successful first day at the Drake Invitational on Friday. Two of the three Gustavus doubles teams went undefeated on the day as Tyler Johnson and Amrik Donkena went 2-0, while Patrick Clark and Niko Karnop went 3-0. The two teams will now meet in the semifinals on Saturday. The Gusties are the only Division III team in the tournament.
The Gustavus football team opens Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday with a game at Hamline at 1 pm. The Gusties enter the contest with a mark of 0-1 after falling to Coe 27-24 last Saturday, while the Pipers enter with a record of 1-0 after defeating Martin Luther 34-0 last weekend. This will be the 77th meeting all-time between the Gusties and Pipers.
The Gustavus volleyball team improved its record to 7-4 on the season with a 3-0 victory over Macalester College on Wednesday night in St. Paul. Janey Helland had nine kills for the Gusties, and Nicki Ainsworth added six kills and 16 digs. The scores for the sets were 25-16, 25-12, and 25-20.