Archive for September, 2009
Junior midfielder Max Malmquist scored three minutes into overtime allowing Gustavus to claim a hard-fought 1-0 win over Central College in Pella, Iowa on Saturday morning. The Gusties held an 18-13 advantage in shots and an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks, but could not find the net until Malmquist scored to give the Gusties their second win of the season (2-1-1) in the 93rd minute. Gustavus will play Simpson in Indianola, Iowa on Sunday at 4 pm.
Coe defensive back Jacob Breitbach intercepted a Jordan Becker pass in the end zone with :09 left in regulation play ending a furious fourth quarter Gustavus rally and allowing the Kohawks to hold on for the 27-24 victory. Coe controlled play for the first 45 minutes of the game and led 20-3 through three quarters. Gustavus, however, shook off the first game jitters and exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter to make a game of it. Coe improves to 2-1, while the Gusties fall to 0-1.
The Gustavus men's cross country team hosted its annual Alumni Meet in the Arboretum. Twenty-nine runners participated in the 5,000 meter event, including 17 members of the Gustavus team and 12 former Gusties. John Leaf, who graduated last season, placed first with a time of 15:26. The top Gustavus runner was Anders Bowman who finished second in a time of 15:41.
The Gustavus women's cross country team hosted its annual Alumni Meet on Saturday morning on the west side of campus in the Arboretum. Fifty-five runners took part in the race, including eight alumni and 26 current members of the Gustavus team. Nichole Porath, who graduated in 2005, finished first with a time of 17:44. Beth Hauer was the top finisher for Gustavus as she crossed the finish line with a time of 19:07.
The Gustavus women's soccer team pushed its record to 3-1 on the season after posting a 4-0 victory over Central College in Pella, Iowa. Nicole Kwapick scored the only goal of the first half, which would prove to be the game winner. Chelsea Bayer stopped two shots on goal to complete the shutout for Gustavus. Central College falls to 0-5 on the season.
The Gustavus volleyball team finished day one of the Gustavus Classic Tournament with a 2-0 record. In the first match of the day, the Gusties defeated Martin Luther College 3-0. The scores for the match were 25-20, 25-15, and 25-22. The Gusties continued their strong play, as they defeated Carleton College in game two by a score of 3-0. The scoring for the match was 25-21, 25-14, and 25-20. Gustavus moves to 5-3 overall on the season with the two victories.
The Gustavus football team opens its 2009 season on Saturday at 1:00 pm at home against Coe College of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You can listen and watch the game through the Gustavus Athletics website. Read on for a full preview of the contest.
The Gustavus volleyball team evened its record to 3-3 on the season defeating Bethany Lutheran College Tuesday night in Mankato. The Gusties were led offensively by Angela Ahrendt's 17 kills, and defensively by Jenny Ewert's 22 digs. The scores for the match were 25-13, 18-25, 25-20, and 30-28.
The Gustavus men's soccer team dropped to 1-1-1 on the season with a 2-0 loss to Pacific Lutheran University in St. Peter on Monday afternoon. The Lutes scored one goal in each half on their way to improving to 2-1-0 overall. The Gusties had several outstanding scoring opportunities in the match including two shots at a wide open net, but the team was unable to finish any of its chances and the opportunistic Lutes claimed the victory.
The Gustavus women's golf team finished first overall at the Doug Georgianni Memorial UW-Eau Claire Invitational. The Gusties defeated 20 teams to win the tournament and placed four golfers in the top eight overall. Gustavus recorded a two-day score of 630 (306, 324), which was three shots better than the next closest team. Kali Griggs led the Gusties individually, placing fourth overall with a two-day total of 155 (73, 82).