‘Men’s Sports’ Category
The Gustavus and Hamline football teams battled to the bitter end Saturday afternoon at Klas Field, but a touchdown late in the fourth quarter by the host Pipers proved to be the difference in a 42-40 loss for the Gusties. The defeat snaps a 10-game winning streak against the Pipers and marked the first time since 1975 Gustavus lost a game after scoring at least 40 points. Gustavus moves to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Pipers remain unbeaten at 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the league.
Alec Aunan (Jr., Rock Island, Ill.) shot a career-best round of 67 (-5) in the first round of the Twin Cities Classic on Saturday at The Links at Northfork, leading the field of 91 golfers. Aunan’s round of 67 is tied for the third lowest round in program history. The Gustavus men’s golf team shot a collective 283 (-5) and is tied for first place with Saint John’s, while the University of Manitoba is in third place with a 292 (+4).
The Gustavus men’s golf team is set to host the Twin Cities Classic this weekend at three courses. Saturday’s first round is at The Links at Northfork in Ramsey, Minn., Sunday’s second round is at the Elk River Golf Course in Elk River, Minn., and Monday’s final round is at the Le Sueur Country Club in Le Sueur, Minn. First round tee times begin at 11:30 a.m., second round tee times start at 10:30 a.m., and third round tee times start at 10 a.m.
The Gustavus Adolphus College football team continues Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday with a 1 p.m. matchup at Hamline University. The Gusties enter the game with a 3-0 overall record and 1-0 mark in the MIAC after defeating Augsburg 35-13 last Saturday, while the Pipers are 2-0 overall and 0-0 in the league after defeating Macalester 21-7 on Sept. 10. The Pipers were idle last week.
The Gustavus men's tennis team kicks off the 2016 fall season Friday at the Drake Invitational in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Gustavus men's cross country team enters the USTFCCCA Division III National Coaches' Poll for the first time since November of 1990, as released today. The Gusties rank No. 23 in the Week Two NCAA Coaches' Poll.
Gustavus men's golfer Chris Captain (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) rose to the occasion while competing against some of the nation's best with his top-five individual finish at the NCAA DIII Fall Preview in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Captain finished the three-day, 54-hole meet just one-over par, with a three-day total of 217 to sit alone in fifth place. He started with a plus-three 75, and then played spectacularly over the final two rounds with a two-under 70 on Monday and an even-par 72 to close out the round on Sunday. Captain was the top MIAC finisher in the 92-player field, and he helped Gustavus finish in a tie for 13th place as a team.
The Gustavus men’s golf team wrapped up the NCAA Division III Fall Preview on Tuesday at the Mission Inn Resort with a third round score of 300 for a total of 910 (+46), taking 13th place out of 18 of the top teams in the country. The Gusties carded a 304 in the first round and a 306 in the second. Huntingdon College won the event with a 868, Wittenberg University took second at 889, and Guilford College placed third at 895.
The Gustavus men’s golf team jumped into 12th place at the NCAA Division III Fall Preview on Monday, shooting a second round score of 306 for a two-round total of 610 (+34). Huntingdon College moved into the lead with a total score of 575, while Mary Hardin-Baylor and Wittenberg are tied for second with scores of 593.
Gustie running back Karim Ortiz (Jr., Cancun, Mexico) stepped into the starting lineup and into the spotlight in Saturday's 35-13, come-from-behind win over Augsburg. The junior had a tremendous day running the ball with 180 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. Ortiz averaged 6.7 yards per carry, and his top highlight was a 43-yard touchdown run that got Gustavus on the board early in the third quarter as the team scored 35 unanswered points in the second half to surge to victory and remain undefeated (3-0 overall, 1-0 MIAC). Both the two touchdowns and 180 yards are career-best marks for Ortiz.