‘Men’s Sports’ Category
An 18-1 run midway through the second half provided more than enough of an advantage for the Gustavus men’s basketball team Wednesday night in its home and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener against Concordia as the Gusties cruised to a 92-75 victory at Gus Young Court. The victory is the first for the Gusties early in the season as they improve to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the MIAC, while the Cobbers fall to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the league.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team hosts its home and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener at 7:45 p.m. tonight against Concordia College. The Gusties enter the contest with a 0-2 overall record, while the Cobbers are 2-2 overall. Gustavus most recently lost 90-78 at Simpson College on Saturday, while Concordia defeated St. Scholastica 80-64 Saturday.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team was unable to slow down Simpson’s late second half surge Saturday, dropping a 90-78 decision to fall to 0-2 overall. The Gusties came within six points of the lead midway through the second half, but the Storm were able increase their lead to double digits and held on to a comfortable advantage the rest of the way.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team is set for its second straight non-conference road game to start the 2016-17 season as it faces Simpson College at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Gusties enter the game 0-1 after an 81-60 loss at Buena Vista last Friday, while the Storm are 2-1 overall after most recently losing 67-59 to Waldorf on Monday. Simpson started the season with wins over Monmouth (75-65) and Augsburg (95-71).
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its 2016 Football Postseason Awards Tuesday and Gustavus is well represented with two student-athletes on the First Team, seven on the Second Team, and four honorable mentions.
Swimmer Tanner Sonnek had an outstanding performance to lead his team to victory at the Gusties' home Grace Goblirsch Invitational and earn MIAC Men's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week honors. Sonnek won both of his individual events, racing to victory in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:10.75 and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:01.56. His two first-place finishes helped Gustavus rack up 1,321 total points to win by a wide margin. This season, Sonnek ranks first in the MIAC in the 200-breast by more than four seconds with his season-best time of 2:09.69, and his 500-free time from Saturday is the ninth-fasted in the MIAC this season.
On a day full of celebrations, from the life of legendary coach Don Roberts to 75 seasons of Gustavus hockey, the Gusties came up just short in a 2-1 loss to No. 10-ranked Augsburg on Saturday evening. The defeat drops to the Gusties to 1-6-1 overall and 0-4 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, but takes nothing away from an amazing day full of amazing stories shard by Gustavus hockey alumni and friends.
The Gustavus men's swimming and diving squad tallied 1,321 total team points to earn a first place finish of six teams at the 2016 Grace Goblirsch Invitational Saturday at Vic Gustafson Pool.
The Gustavus men’s hockey team lost a 3-0 decision to No. 10-ranked Augsburg on Friday night, falling to 1-5-1 overall and 0-3 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Auggies remain unbeaten at 6-0-1 overall and 1-0 in the league.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team opened its season Friday with an 81-60 non-conference loss at Buena Vista University. The Gusties kept the score close for most of the second half, but an 11-point run by the Beavers in the final three minutes sealed the victory for the home team.