‘Women’s Sports’ Category
After falling behind 2-0 in the first period, the Gustavus Adolphus College women's hockey team used the power play to its advantage to complete a strong comeback effort and defeat St. Olaf College 4-3 on Friday evening at Don Roberts Ice Rink. Tied 3-3 going into the third period, the Gusties scored the game-winner 2:34 into the final period to bump their record to 5-7-4 overall and 4-2-3 in the MIAC. With the loss, the Oles fall to 1-14-1 overall and 0-8-1 in the conference.
he Gustavus Adolphus College women’s swimming and diving team is in second place with 506 points following the opening day of the Grinnell College Invitational being held over the weekend at the Grinnell Natatorium in the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center. The Gusties posted three event wins and a total of eight top-three finishes on day one of the 13-team meet. The University of Nebraska-Omaha leads the field with 630 points, while Grinnell rounds out the top-three with 392.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honored the league’s top performers in athletics and in the classroom with the announcement of the 2015 Fall Academic All-Conference Teams on Friday.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team is back in action this weekend with a home-away series against St. Olaf College on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Gusties will play at home at 7 p.m., and will travel to Northfield, Minn. on Saturday evening for a 7:30 p.m. faceoff. Gustavus enters the series with a 4-7-4 overall record, and 3-2-3 mark in the MIAC, while St. Olaf comes in with at 1-13-1 overall and 0-7-1 in the league.
The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Grinnell, Iowa this weekend to compete at the Grinnell Invitational taking place at the Grinnell Natatorium in the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center. The meet will also feature teams from Coe, Colorado College, College of Saint Mary, Loras, Luther, Nebraska Wesleyan, St. Catherine, Simpson, University of Nebraska-Kearney and University of Nebraska-Omaha.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s basketball team suffered a 70-61-overtime loss to the College of Saint Benedict on Wednesday night at Gus Young Court. The lead went back and forth the entire game, but at the half Gustavus led 29-27. The second half involved much of the same, leading to a 55-55 score at the end of regulation. Saint Benedict pulled through in overtime with a 15-6 run to earn a nine-point victory over the Gusties.
Gustavus gymnast Alex Kopp (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) has been named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gymnastics All-Around Athlete of the Week for her performance last Saturday in Winona, Minn. Kopp placed first out of nine all-around competitors to win the first annual Brooke Baures Memorial "Smile On" Invitational against host Winona State, UW-Whitewater and UW-Stout. She placed first with a career high 37.350.
The Gustavus gymnastics team defeated Winona State 180.775-180.200 on Tuesday night, marking its first victory since 2013 and its highest score since 2004 when the Gusties totaled 187.425 at the NCGA Nationals. For the second meet in a row, Alex Kopp (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) won the all-around as she scored a 37.150. Kopp took first place in three of four events, scoring a 9.550 on the vault, 9.425 on the balance beam, and a 9.475 on the floor.
The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s basketball team takes on the College of Saint Benedict Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Gus Young Court in St. Peter, Minn., with tipoff set for 7 p.m. The Gusties enter the game with an 11-4 overall record and 6-2 mark in the conference, while the Blazers come to town at 10-5 overall and 5-3 in MIAC.
Gustavus gymnast Jessica Niedermayer (Jr., New Prague, Minn.) and Head Coach Aryn Bell joined the voice of the Golden Gusties Tom Wheeler on Saturday morning for the Gustie Spotlight, which aired on AM 860 KNUJ.