Gusties vs. Augsburg (MIAC Semifnial) - Oct. 31st
GAC 0 - 1 AUG
- The top-seeded Gusties outshot the No. 5 Auggies 18-2, but were unable to find the back of the net in a season-ending loss.
- Augsburg scored the lone goal of the game in the 37th minute. A Gustie foul set up a free kick just outside the box, which was sent in to the far post and knocked in for the goal.
- Gustavus had a number of scoring opportunities in the second half, but the Auggie keeper and defense stood up to the challenge.
Although they did not win the conference tournament, the Gusties received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will take on Dominican (Ill.) on Nov. 10th at 5:30 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Gusties vs. Augsburg (MIAC Semifinal) - Nov. 1st
GAC 3 - 2 AUG
- Serving was key for the Gusties as they tallied a season-high 18 aces, led by five each from Lauren Hanson (Sr., Redwood Falls, Minn.) and Brittany Luethmers (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.).
- Four Gusties reached double figure kills with Hanson recording a team-high 16. Hanna Albers (Sr., St. Louis, Mo.) and Kaikea Welsh (Fy., Kansas City, Mo.) each had 11 kills, while Kate Holtan (So., Rocheseter, Minn.) posted 10.
- Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) distributed 47 assists and dug out 17 attacks. Kate Holtan led the defense with 24 digs.
Gusties vs. Saint Benedict (MIAC Championship) - Nov. 3rd
GAC 3 - 2 CSB
- Kate Holtan had an exceptional night both on the attack and on the back line with 22 kills and a career-high 33 digs.
- Brittany Luethmers tallied 25 digs, while the team posted a season-high 121 digs – the most since 2008 (134). Luethmers also had 10 assists for her third career double-double.
- Nora Holtan racked up 53 assists and dug out 22 attacks.
“Again, tonight was such a defensive battle,” Head Coach Rachelle Sherden said. “I thought our digging was trying to match their blocking and it was just a point-for-point battle.”
Gustavus will host an NCAA regional of eight teams starting on Friday at 12:30 p.m., with the Gusties' match starting at 8:00 p.m.
Gusties vs. St. Olaf - Nov. 2nd
GAC 3 - 3 STO (2OT, STO wins shootout 1-0)
- The Gusties took an early 2-0 lead thanks to goals by Evan Erickson (Sr., Woodbury, Minn.) and Colton Schmidt (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.).
- St. Olaf cut the Gustie lead to 2-1 in the third period before Caleb Anderson (So., Sioux Falls, S.D.) found the back of the net to give Gustavus a 3-1 lead.
- With three minutes to play and down by two, the Oles pulled their goalie and found the back of the net to pull the Oles within one.
- The Oles completed the comeback with 17 seconds left to play to tie the game at three.
- Neither team scored in either overtime and the Oles goaltender blocked all three shootout attempts from the Gusties and the Oles found the back of the net once to win the shootout 1-0.
Gusties vs. St. Olaf - Nov. 3rd
GAC 1 - 2 STO
- The Gusties took a 1-0 lead with just three seconds left on the clock as Tyler Rock (So., Savage, Minn.) scored his first goal of the season with the help of Jared Bromberg (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) and Reid Brown (Jr., Superior, Colo.).
- The Oles answered three minutes into the third period and then scored the game winner three minutes later.
- For the second night in a row, the Gusties outshot the Oles (43-21) but did not get the result. Chris Amsden (Sr., Saint Peter, Minn.) made 19 saves in goal.
Gusties vs. St. Thomas - Nov. 3rd
GAC 13 - 14 UST
- The Gusties held St. Thomas scoreless through three quarters, which hasn’t been done since its 2011 NCAA semifinal loss to UW-Whitewater.
- Michael Veldman (Sr., Becker, Minn.) completed 27-of-48 passes for 382 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions.
- Jamison Beulke (Sr., Montgomery, Minn.) was the top target with 11 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. Brice Panning (Jr., Hamburg, Minn.) caught six passes for 158 yards.
- Jake Boykin (Jr., Las Cruses, N.M.) and Avery Bachman (Jr., Saint Peter, Minn.) led the defense with 11 and 10 tackles, respectively.
“I’m just so proud of our effort," said Head Coach Peter Haugen. "I wanted to win for our seniors more than anything because they’ve given everything to this program. Just sick to our stomach that we weren’t able to finish.”
Gusties vs. UW-Eau Claire - Nov. 3rd
GAC 2 - 2 UWEC
- The Gusties got the goal scoring early when Kristina Press (Fy., Cottage Grove, Minn.) scored her first collegiate goal, and second point of the season off an assist from Allie Stanger (Sr., Paynesville, Minn.).
- Eau-Claire got a goal midway through the second period before Laine Fischer (Sr., Northfield, Minn.) recorded her first points of the season with an unassisted power play goal with less than a minute to play in the second period.
- The Gusties clung to their one goal lead until the Blugolds found the back of the net at the 7:41 mark of the third period to even the game at 2-2, and it stayed that way throughout the rest of regulation and overtime.
- Amanda DiNella (Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.) was exceptional in net for Gusties as she recorded 51 saves while allowing just the two goals.