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. 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."
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.
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.”