Tradition of Excellence: 1984 Women’s Soccer Wins First MIAC Title

Posted on April 21st, 2020 by

In the absence of sports for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, Gustavus sports information will provide a series of stories to take a look back at great moments in Golden Gustie athletics history, celebrating its proud tradition of excellence.

November 3, 1984

Gusties Rise to the Occasion, Claim Conference Title

By Tim Kennedy, Gustavus Sports Information Intern

The Gustavus women’s soccer team put the finishing touches on a fine season by playing consistent soccer and winning the upset-filled MIAC women’s soccer championship. The Gusties received a bye in the first round of the tournament as a result of their first place tie with Carleton during the regular season. They then faced Concordia, who had upset St. Mary’s (SMC was the only conference team to beat Gustavus this season). Kim J. Olson (So., Burnsville) provided the Gusties with all of the scoring they needed as she beat the goalkeeper from about 15 yards away to give Gustavus a 1-0 victory. Heather Tideman (Sr., Wahkon/St. Cloud Apollo) recorded the shutout and made five saves as the Gustie defense allowed only six shots throughout the contest.

In the final Gustavus faced St. Olaf who had upset Carleton in a shootout. Playing two 90-minute soccer games back-to-back is not exactly the ideal way to spend a blustery November afternoon however, the Gusties were up to the challenge and all the hard work during the season paid off. Kim J. Olson picked up where she left off against Concordia by scoring the first goal against St. Olaf as Gustavus held a 1-0 lead at the half. St. Olaf came right back and tied the score at 1-1 just after the intermission. However, the Gusties were not to be denied and Lisa Schubert (Fy., Bloomington/Jefferson), the team’s top scorer, came through in the clutch by picking up two quick goals to break the game open and provide the winning margin. Heather Tideman picked up the victory in the nets as she recorded 10 saves.

Four members of the soccer team finished their college careers on a high note with the team winning the title. This group saw a big change in the program through their four years as the team grew from a club team in 1980 to the conference champions in 1984. The group includes Heather Tideman, Barb Cattrysse (Mankato/West), Kim B. Olson (Storm Lake, IA) and Stacy Mangnuson (White Bear Lake/Mariner).

Top Performances During The 1984 Season:

Most goals in a game (individual): 3 – Lisa Schubert, twice, Steph Smith, Kim J. Olson

Most assists in a game (individual): 2 – Missy Hammond, Barb Jaeger

Most goals in a game (team): 6 – versus St. Olaf, twice

Fewest shots on own goal: 4 shots allowed to St. Olaf, 10/13

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Previous “Tradition of Excellence” stories:

1987 Men’s Basketball Wins MIAC Playoffs

1985 Gymnastics Wins Division III National Championship

2009 Men’s Hockey Advances to NCAA Title Game

2015 Volleyball Wins 27 Straight

1971 Men’s Tennis Marks Coach Wilkinson’s First MIAC Title

Harren Captures 2005 NCAA Cross Country Title

1927 Baseball Claims First MIAC Championship

Women’s Hoops Upsets Host, Advances to 2018 NCAA Sweet 16

2005 Men’s Soccer Reaches NCAA Title Match

2009 Softball Makes Run at College World Series

Men’s Golf Wins 2004 National Championship

Women’s Hockey Takes Third at 2017 NCAA Tourney

War Vets Lead Football to 1946 MIAC Title

2007 Women’s Swim & Dive Cruises to MIAC Championship

Hensch Captures Grand Slam of Throws at 2019 MIAC Outdoor

 

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