‘Women’s Sports’ Category
Junior gymnast Alex Kopp (Long Lake, Minn.) and senior men’s basketball player Gary Cooper (Detroit, Mich.) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College January Female and Male Student-Athletes-of-the-Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.
Despite trailing 6-3 with four minutes to play, the Gustavus Adolphus College women's hockey team made a game of it, scoring two goals in the final minutes to bring themselves within one. However, their opponent held strong and the Gusties eventually fell by a 6-5 count to Concordia College on Saturday at Moorhead Sports Center. The loss drops Gustavus to 7-8-4 overall and 6-3-3 in the MIAC, while the Cobbers improve to 10-8-1 overall and 8-4-0 in the league.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's basketball took control from the start and never regressed, earning an 86-49 victory over Macalester College on Saturday afternoon at Gus Young Court. The win is the third straight for the Gusties who are now 14-5 overall and 9-3 in the conference. The Scots fall to 7-12 overall and 2-10 with the defeat.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s basketball team takes on Macalester College on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Gus Young Court, with tipoff set for 3 p.m. The Gusties enter the game with a 13-5 overall record and 8-3 mark in the conference, while the Scots are 7-11 overall and 2-9 in MIAC.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women's hockey team won its fourth straight game on Friday evening, holding off a strong comeback effort from Concordia College in a 4-3 victory at Moorhead Sports Center. With the win, the Gusties jump to 7-7-4 overall, 6-2-3 in the MIAC, and are now within two points of first place in the conference standings, as the current first-place team, the University of St. Thomas, fell to the College of Saint Benedict 3-2 on Friday. Concordia drops to 9-8-1 overall and 7-4-0 in the MIAC with the loss.
In its final dual of the season, the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s swimming and diving team took care of business against one its chief MIAC rivals on Friday evening at the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex Aquatic Center. The Gusties won a total of 12 events and kept their unblemished dual record intact by defeating the University of St. Thomas 155-138.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams both took second place at the St. Olaf Invite on Friday. The men scored 161 points, while the women tallied 122 points. St. Thomas took first among the women’s teams with a score of 195, while Bethel took first on the men’s side with 186 points.
In a sport that involves so much scoring, its hard to imagine losing by five one-hundredths of point, but the Gustavus gymnastics team came out on the short end of a 179.675-179.625 decision Friday evening against the University of Wisconsin-Stout, moving to 1-2 in WIAC dual meets this season.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team returns to action this weekend with an away series against Concordia College on Friday and Saturday. Due to the distance between the two schools, Concordia hosts both games of the conference series, as Gustavus hosted both in 2014-15. On Friday, the Gusties and Cobbers play at 7 p.m., and play at 2 p.m. Saturday. Both games take place at the Moorhead Sports Center. Gustavus enters the series with a 6-7-4 overall record, and 5-2-3 mark in the MIAC, while Concordia comes in with at 9-7-1 overall and 7-3-0 in the league.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to kick off the indoor season Friday at the St. Olaf Triangular. The meet begins at 4 p.m. in the Tostrud Center and participants include St. Olaf and Bethel.