‘Women’s Sports’ Category
The Gustavus gymnastics team hosts its final home meet of the season at 6:30 p.m. tonight, taking on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference dual. The Gusties enter the meet with a 2-12 overall record and 2-3 mark in the WIAC, while the Eagles are the top team in the league at 6-0 and 7-2 overall.
The Gustavus softball team opened up play in the Central Florida Rebel Spring Games Thursday, coming away with two wins as they defeated Thomas More College 7-5 and Aurora University 7-0, improving its record to 7-1 overall.
The Gustavus men's and women's soccer teams participated in an American Red Cross blood drive last Wednesday. The programs had a great turnout by their student-athletes, which contributed to a successful blood drive held in Alumni Hall.
The Gustavus women’s hockey team is set to make its 12th appearance in the national tournament, facing the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The Gusties earned an at-large bid to the tournament after falling in the MIAC Playoff Semifinals as the No. 1 seeded MIAC regular season champions. The winner will move on to a semifinal matchup versus Adrian College or Elmira College March 17.
The 5-1 Gustavus softball team is headed south to participate in its annual spring trip, which this year is in Kissimmee, Fla. at the Central Florida Rebel Spring Games. The Gusties will compete in 10 games at the Osceola County Softball Complex throughout the five-day trip.
Gustavus gymnastics specialist Sam Ardy (So., Thousand Oaks, Calif.) had a career performance on at the Blugold Invitational on March 3. She led the Golden Gusties on both vault and uneven bars and was the second-highest score on the balance beam. Ardy tied for first on bars with a score of 9.475. She had a career high on vault after throwing a new skill and placing second with a season-high 9.55. On the balance beam, Ardy placed sixth with a 9.425. She helped lead the Gusties to the second-highest team score of the season and third-highest team score in program history.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Monday morning announced the eight-team field for its Division III Women’s Hockey Championship and Gustavus (17-6-3) is selected as an at-large bid to face the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (26-2-0) in the first round at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10. The first round game will be hosted by the Falcons’ Hunt Arena in River Falls, Wis., while the final four teams will compete March 17-18 at a location to be determined.
The Gustavus softball team closed out the weekend with a non-conference doubleheader sweep over the University of Dubuque and Grinnell College. The Gusties earned two shutouts, defeating Dubuque 6-0 and Grinnell 7-0 to improve their overall record to 5-1.
The No. 35 ranked Gustavus women’s tennis team shut out Macalester College 9-0 Saturday in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match. The win keeps the Gusties unbeaten at 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAC, while Macalester falls to 3-2 overall and 0-2 in the league.
The Gustavus gymnastics team took third at the Blugold Invite Friday, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Gusties posted a team score of 184.750, which is third best in school history, while host UW-Eau Claire won the meet at 186.300 – UW-Stout took second at 185.175.