‘Men’s Sports’ Category
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to compete at the MIAC Indoor Championships this weekend, hosted by the University of St. Thomas at the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex in St. Paul, Minn. The heptathlon and pentathlon take place Thursday and Friday, while the field and track events are Friday and Saturday. Last season, the Gustie men took eighth place with 48 points, while the women also took eighth with 48.5 points.
The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team totaled 653 points to claim a second place finish out of eight teams Saturday evening at the final day of the MIAC Championships.
The Gustavus men’s track and field team competed at the St. Olaf Tostrud Classic on Saturday in its final tune up before the MIAC Championships. Ten different teams were a part of the meet, eight from the MIAC, with UW-River Falls and Crown the two non-league teams.
The No. 20-ranked Gustavus men's tennis team swept the day with four wins over Bethel University, Morningside College, Augustana University, and Central College.
Regulation wasn’t enough time to finish the season at Don Roberts Ice Rink and neither was overtime as the Gustavus men’s hockey team concluded its season with a thrilling eight-round shootout victory over Hamline Saturday on Senior Night. Hamline erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to tie the game 4-4, and neither team scored in the overtime, but the Gusties would have the last laugh as Erik Johnson (Sr., Sauk Rapids, Minn.) ended his career by denying six shots in the shootout, skating off the ice a winner for the final time.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team battled tooth and nail to the bitter end Saturday against Carleton in its season finale, but a last-second shot to tie the game hit the iron and the Knights escaped with a 63-60 win. The Gusties finish the season 5-20 overall and 5-15 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Knights improve to 17-8 overall and 14-6 in the league.
The Gustavus men’s basketball team is set for its final game of the season today as it hosts Carleton for a 3 p.m. tipoff at Gus Young Court. The Gusties enter the matchup with a 5-19 overall record and 5-14 mark in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after a 66-62 loss at Bethel on Monday, while the Knights are riding a 12-game winning streak with a 16-8 overall record and 13-6 mark in the league after a 67-49 win at St. Olaf.
The Gustavus men's swimming and diving team remained in second place with 398 points after day two at the MIAC Championships, highlighted by the performance of Tanner Sonnek (So., North Mankato, Minn.).
The Gustavus men’s hockey team won its third straight game Friday in a 3-1 decision over Hamline. Isaak Tjaden (Jr., Northfield, Minn.) picked up his first collegiate victory in net after making a career-high 37 saves as the Gusties improve to 5-15-4 overall and 4-10-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Even with the loss, Hamline clinched a playoff berth by virtue of a Saint John’s loss but is battling to stay out of the No. 4-5 play-in game with a 7-5-3 league record (10-9-5 overall).
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams will be competing at three different locations this weekend. The women will send the majority of the squad to Minnesota State University-Mankato today to compete in the Birdman Open, while a select few will travel to the University of Minnesota tomorrow for the Parents Day Invite. The men are set to compete at the St. Olaf Tostrud Open tomorrow in Northfield, Minn.