Gustie Athletics Rewind Oct. 22 - 28

Men's Soccer Goes 2-1, Wins MIAC Championship

Gusties vs. Hamline - Oct. 23rd

GAC 0 - 1 HU

  • Hamline scored the lone goal of the game in the 38th minute on a penalty kick. The Gusties were given a yellow card in the box, which set up the game-winner.
  • Gustavus held possession for a majority of the match, outshooting the Pipers 25-2 with 15 shots on goal.
“You look at the box score and you would think that the team with 23 more shots would get the result, but the reality is we simply didn’t take care of the details today,” Head Coach Tudor Flintham said. “ The positive here is that we still control our own destiny headed in to the last MIAC game of the year.”

Gusties vs. Buena Vista - Oct. 24th

GAC 7 - 1 BVU

  • Arthur Parens (Sr., Wayzata, Minn.) started the scoring barrage in the eighth minute with his team-leading ninth goal of the season.
  • Nolan Garvin (So., Batavia, Ill.) then scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 14th minute.
  • Léon Equinet (Fy., Bonn, Germany) made the score 3-0 in the 21st minute. Six minutes later, Josh Anderson (So., Westmont, Ill.) tallied his first goal of the season.
  • Scott Heinen (So., Aurora, Ill.) closed out the first half with a pair of goals to make the score 6-0 at halftime.
  • The Beavers ended the shutout in the 54th minute before the Gusties tacked on the final goal of the day off the foot of Nicholas Summers (So., Marshalltown, Iowa) – his first of the season – in the 63rd minute.
  • Matt Gibbons (So., Minneapolis, Minn.) recorded a hat trick of assists and continues to lead the MIAC with 24 points and now 10 assists.

Gusties vs. Macalester - Oct. 27th

GAC 1 - 0 MAC (OT)

  • The Gustavus men’s soccer team Saturday added to the storied legacy of the program, earning its record 15th Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship with a 1-0 overtime victory at Macalester. It’s the first regular season title for the Gusties since 2013 as they complete the 2018 MIAC season 8-1-1.
  • The golden goal came in the 99th minute after a free kick, which was a result of a Macalester yellow card. On the set piece, Matt Gibbons fired the free kick on goal from 30 yards out. The keeper made a diving save to his right, but the rebound deflected directly to Arthur Parens who tapped in his team-leading 10th goal of the season.
  • Anders Severson (Sr., Woodbury, Minn.) made five saves in goal, improving his record to 12-1-1.
“What an awesome feeling,” Head Coach Tudor Flintham said. “The guys are obviously buzzing, but part of that is because we went in with a real confidence that we were going to get this done."

Women's Soccer Concludes 2018 Season With Pair of Ties

Gusties vs. Hamline - Oct. 24th

GAC 0 - 0 HU (2OT)

  • The Gustavus women’s soccer team had its senior day on Wednesday afternoon in the last home game of the season and ended in a 0-0 tie with Hamline after 110 minutes of scoreless play.
  • Abby Goodno (Fy., Little Canada, Minn.) got the start in net for the Gusties and made saves on all six of her opportunities.
  • Chase Miller (Sr., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) led the Gustie offense as she took nine shots on the day with three being on goal. Sally Morrow (Sr., Saint Peter, Minn.) was the other Gustie with multiple shots on net as she had two.
AFTER THE GAME coach Laura Burnett-Kurie said, “It was a special day honoring our six incredible seniors. It’s important to celebrate the success this senior class has had at Gustavus as well as recognize the massive impact they’ve had in establishing a strong culture of excellence. We will certainly miss them moving forward but we are so glad we have one final game with them on Saturday.”

Gusties vs. Macalester - Oct. 27th

GAC 0 - 0 MAC (2OT)

  • The Gusties were strong in net again as Abby Goodno posted her second consecutive shutout while making seven saves.
  • Lauren Johnson (So., Woodbury, Minn.) led the Gusties in shot as she took three while Chase Miller and Sophie Olson (So., Minneapolis, Minn.) each recorded a shot on goal.
  • The Gusties outshot the Scots in regulation by a tally of 10-9 before the Scots rattled off seven shots in the two overtime periods to outshoot the Gusties 16-12 in the contest.
“It’s hard to win, especially in the MIAC as every game is a battle,” said coach Burnett-Kurie. “It just proves that what this senior class has accomplished is something special. Making the playoffs three times, making it to the championship game twice, winning a MIAC Champioship and making an NCAA tournament is truly amazing. Hats off to these seniors for their significant impact on this program.”

Volleyball Wins MIAC Title by Going a Perfect 11-0

Gusties vs. Augsburg - Oct. 24th

GAC 3 - 1 AUG

  • The No. 9-ranked Gusties on Wednesday night defeated Augsburg in four sets to improve their conference record to 10-0 and captured at least a share of their first MIAC regular season title since 2015.
  • Gustavus recorded 109 digs in the match, marking the most single match digs since Oct. 17, 2011 when it tallied 120 in five sets against UW-La Crosse.
  • Kate Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.) continued her hot streak on the attack with a match-high 21 kills and .292 hitting percentage after 48 swings.
  • Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) tied a season-high with 53 assists.
  • On the back row, Hailey Embacher (So., Mankato, Minn.) recorded a career-high 28 digs to lead the defense.

Gusties vs. Saint Mary's - Oct. 26th

GAC 3 - 1 SMU

  • The Gustie offense did not disappoint with an efficient .374 hitting percentage. Kate Holtan led the team with 15 kills and a .367 attack rate.
  • Brittany Luethmers (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) led the defense with 20 digs. Nora Holtan distributed 47 assists.
  • The four-set victory over Saint Mary’s completed the fourth undefeated MIAC season in program history for the Gusties. The 11-match conference schedule included six shutout wins and zero five-set matches.
“I’m proud of the team on their performance tonight and overall in MIAC play,” Head Coach Rachelle Sherden said. “This conference is so tough and to go 11-0 is quite special. Now it’s time to refocus and plan for next week."

Men's Hockey Defeats Saint Mary's, Falls to Concordia

Gusties vs. Saint Mary's - Oct. 26th

GAC 3 - 1 SMU

  • Brenden Payne (Fy., Plainfield, Ill.) scored his first collegiate goal on a power play at the 3:26 mark of the second period, assisted by Caleb Anderson (So., Sioux Falls, S.D.) and Evan Erickson (Sr., Woodbury, Minn.).
  • The Cardinals tied the score at 1-1 just over a minute into the third period, but with six minutes remaining in the game, Anderson scored what proved to be the game-winning goal.
  • With 50 seconds remaining in regulation, Nick Klishko (So., San Diego, Calif.) put the game out of reach with an empty-net goal, assisted by Tyler Ebner (Fy., La Crosse, Wis.).
  • The Gusties outshot the Cardinals 38-16 as Chris Amsden (Sr., St. Peter, Minn.) made 15 saves in net to record the win.

Gusties vs. Concordia - Oct. 28th

GAC 0 - 3 CC

  • Despite posting a 42-23 advantage in shots Sunday, the Gustavus men’s hockey team lost 3-0 to Concordia at the MIAC Showcase at the Schwan Super Rink.
  • Along with shots, the Gusties also doubled up the Cobbers on the dots, winning 40-of-59 faceoffs.
  • Robbie Goor (So., Anoka, Minn.) suffered the loss after making 20 saves. Both teams were 0-2 on the power play.

Men's and Women's Cross Country Both Finish Sixth at MIAC Championships

  • The Gustie women stayed true to their pack mentality as their top five runners all finished from 21st to 38th. Tierney Winter (Jr., Waterville, Minn.) led the way finishing in 21st.
  • Gabriela Passmore (Jr., Mapleton, Minn.), Lotus Schifsky (Sr., Prescott, Wis.), Iliana Ramon (Fy., Fairmont, Minn.), and Kourtney Kulseth (So., New Richland, Minn.) all finished in the top 38.
On the women’s results, coach Brenden Huber said, “We ended up being four points out of fourth today so we were right there. Our girls went out and competed hard and stuck together and it was a lot of fun to see.”
  • Andrew Stumbo (So., Boone, Iowa) earned all-conference honors for the second year in a row as he finished in 15th place.
  • Ben Wicklund (Fy., Marine on St. Croix, Minn.), Jack Degonda (Fy., Marine on St. Croix, Minn.), and Garet Grant (Fy., Winona, Minn.) all finished inside the top 50 to help pace the Gusties.
  • Noah Johnson (Fy., Stillwater, Minn.) rounded out the Gustavus top five as he finished in 52nd place.
“It was really competitive this year," SAID COACH HUBER. "Our guys stuck their nose in it and tried to compete. Our freshman were flying today so it was fun to see that we’ve got some good youth coming through our program.”

Swimming and Diving Competes at Luther and Morningside

  • Both the Gustavus men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took to Iowa to compete in a split squad meet on Saturday at Luther and Morningside
  • The Gusties won the Luther meet by a score of 168-54.
  • The Gusties also saw many winners at the Morningside event but there was no team score calculated.
“It was a great ‘first meet’ day,” said coach Jon Carlson. “Lots of good swims and things to improve going forward. The team is fired up to get back in the water this week to prepare for MSU-Mankato and UW-Stevens Point.”

Football Wins Fourth Straight, Showcases Offense Versus Carleton

Gusties vs. Carleton - Oct. 27th

GAC 62 - 28 CAR

  • Michael Veldman’s (Sr., Becker, Minn.) 417 passing yards mark the second most in his career as he completed 22-of-32 passes for three touchdowns. He also ran the ball for two scores.
  • For the first time this season, two Gustie receivers eclipsed 100 yards. Josh Kirk (Jr., Garvin, Minn.) hauled in seven passes for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Brice Panning (Jr., Hamburg, Minn.) caught seven passes for 139 yards and his first touchdown of the season.
  • David Peal (Fy., Worcester, Mass.) had 11 carries for 90 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Matt Berkner (Sr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) led the defense with eight tackles and a sack. Brady Miller (Sr., Delano, Minn.) and Landon Rauen (Fy., Zumbrota, Minn.) each had an interception.
“The team is excited to get back to work on focus on next week,” said head coach Peter Haugen. “There are a lot of things to work on and improvements we can make in our game with only two weeks left in the season. We’re thankful for the opportunity and looking forward for a solid week of practice.”

Women's Hockey Starts Season Victorious Over UW-Superior

  • Jamie Byrne (Fy., Delano, Minn.) scored her first collegiate goal and got the scoring started in first period when she found the back of the net off an assist from Madison Bergren (Sr., Mahtomedi, Minn.).
  • The Yellowjackets answered back in the second period with a goal but the Gusties bounced back in the third period when senior captain Allie Stanger (Sr., Paynesville, Minn.) scored off assists from Hannah Kobienia (Fy., Willmar, Minn.) and Kristina Press (Fy., Cottage Grove, Minn.) to give the Gusties the 2-1 edge.
  • Amanda DiNella (Sr., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.) played well in net for the Gusties making 21 saves while allowing just the one goal.
“What was really nice is that we set the pace in the first period,” said head coach Mike Carroll. “We had a little bit of a let down in the second period and made plenty of mistakes but we worked through it and we played a lot more physical with them in the third period and the goal we got was a beautiful goal.

Upcoming Schedule

Oct. 31st | Men's Soccer hosts MIAC semifinal | 2 p.m.

Nov. 1st | Volleyball hosts MIAC semifinal | 7 p.m.

Nov. 2nd | Cross country at Saint John's | 5 p.m.

Nov. 2nd | Men's Hockey vs. St. Olaf | 7 p.m.

Nov. 3rd | Swim and Dive vs. UW-Stevens Point & MSU-Mankato | 1 p.m.

Nov. 3rd | Football vs. St. Thomas | 1 p.m.

Nov. 3rd | Women's Hockey at UW-Eau Claire | 6 p.m.

Nov. 3rd | Men's Hockey at St. Olaf | 7:30 p.m.

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