‘Men’s Sports’ Category
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.
The Gustavus men's hockey team is set for an away-home series against Augsburg College this weekend. Friday's Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game begins at 7 p.m. in Minneapolis, Minn. at Ed Saugestad Rink, while Saturday's game beings at 5:05 p.m. in St. Peter at Don Roberts Ice Rink. The Gusties enter the weekend with a 1-4-1 overall record and 0-2 mark in the MIAC, while the Auggies are 5-0-1 overall and have yet to play a game in the league.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are set to host the third annual Grace Goblirsch Memorial Invitational on Saturday at the Vic Gustafson Pool. The Race For Grace honors former Gustie swimmer Grace Goblirsch who passed away on August 23, 2013 after fighting a courageous eight-month battle with acute myelogenous leukemia.
Head Coach Mark Hanson is in his 27th season at the helm of the Gustavus men’s basketball team and his squad is looking to improve on an eighth place finish in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference a year ago when it went 9-11 in the league. Last season’s team posted a 12-13 overall record, although Gustavus proved to be competitive while keeping a majority of games within single digits. The 2016-17 MIAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll ranked Gustavus seventh.
A celebration of life service in honor of legendary Gustavus men’s hockey coach Don Roberts will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at Christ Chapel on the College campus. The service is open to the public, as Chaplain Brian Konkol will preside along with the preaching of Dr. Richard Elvee.
Gustavus sophomore defensive back Jordan Kahlow provided the spark that pulled the Gusties away for good in Saturday's 38-21 win at Carleton. With the score 24-21 in favor of Gustavus midway through the fourth quarter and the Knights driving into Gustavus territory, Kahlow intercepted a pass at midfield and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown. Kahlow finished the game with the pick-six and four tackles. He finished the season with two interceptions returned for touchdowns and his 96 interception return yards are the most in the MIAC. He also ranked second on the team with 50 tackles and had four pass breakups.
The Gustavus men’s hockey team dropped a 5-2 decision at the University of St. Thomas on Saturday, falling to 1-4-1 overall and 0-2 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Tommies improve to 3-2-1 overall and 2-0 in the league.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s swimming teams competed at the Mustang Invitational at Morningside College on Saturday. The women took third place out of eight teams, while the men took fourth place out of five teams. Augustana University won the women’s competition, while Iowa Central Community College won the men’s.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s cross country team turned in a sixth place finish of 30 teams for the second season in a row at the NCAA Central Region Meet Saturday afternoon on the campus of Carleton College.
Four interceptions and two that went for touchdowns propelled the Gustavus football team to a 38-21 victory at Carleton College Saturday in the season finale. Holding on to a slim 24-21 advantage midway through the fourth quarter, the Gustie defense stood tall with two interception returns for touchdowns on consecutive Carleton possessions. The Gusties edged the Knights 378-361 in total yards to finish the season 5-5 overall and 3-5 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.