The Gustavian Weekly

Sports & Fitness

Al-Houni Leads His Team to ITA Victory

Last year, Mohaned Al-Houni got to the finals of the ITA Regional Championship where he was defeated by his brother. This year, Al-Houni defeated teammate Zach Ekstein in the semifinals and went on to win the tournament.

Two weeks ago, the Gustavus Men’s Tennis team opened the fall season by taking home individual wins in the top two flights at the Drake University Invite in Des Moines. The Gusties did it again this past weekend when the […]

Football Hot Streak Continues, Defeats Augsburg in Homecoming Encounter

The Football team improved to a perfect 4-0 record as they fought off the Augsburg Aggies in a 59-42 win during Homecoming weekend. The Gusties will face an even bigger test this weekend as they travel to Northfield to square up with the Carleton Knights.

This past Saturday was a big day at Gustavus. Current students, Gustie alumni, friends and family, among many others crowded the campus for Homecoming festivities. Perhaps one of the busiest events on campus was the annual Homecoming Football game where […]

Women’s Rugby Keeps on Growing

Although the Women’s Rugby team lost many prominent seniors last year, the team remains strong as they have been successful recruiting throughout the fall. The “Ruggers” next home game is on Saturday, October 17 against Macalester College.

The Gustavus Women’s Rugby team plays a challenging game many are unfamiliar with. With rules such as the ball can only be passed backwards, it is no surprise the game can be described as organized chaos. “It is the most […]

Men’s Soccer Struggles to Find Rhythm

The Gustavus Men’s Soccer team have spiked their fans expectations by reaching the NCAA National Tournament three years in a row. This year, the team is off to a rough start. After suffering two losses against MIAC powerhouses St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas, the team failed to capitalize on none of their 13 attempts on goal at Saint Mary’s University in Winona. The game finished 0-0 after double over-time. This weekend, the team travels to Northfield to battle against the Carleton Knights, another MIAC Championship contender.

Senior Spotlight – Becca Woodstra

The outside hitter from Minnetonka remains a solid piece in the team that is on a thirteen game win streak.

Q: What are your expectations for the season? A: I had high expectations for my senior season. I knew we had some great talent coming in and that each and every person on the team was recommitted and ready to […]

Volleyball claims tenth straight victory

The Gustavus Volleyball team continued their victorious rampage by sweeping St. Olaf in three straight sets on Wednesday night. The win came after impressive performances from First-Years Brittany Luethmers and Nora Holtan who recorded 15 digs and distributed 27 assist respectively. The rookies were well guided by fellow Senior teammate Alyssa Taylor who led the team in attack percentage and blocks. “Nora Holtan is doing a great job setting and running the offense as well as playing some pretty impressive defense. Brittany Luethmers is doing excellent in the back row with serve receive and digging some pretty difficult balls. All in all the first years bring it everyday in practice and push the varsity to get better every rep. They have been super fun to get to know and play with,” Alyssa Taylor said about her teammates. The sweep brings the Gusties up to a record of 10-2, with their last loss being against UW-Platteville three weeks ago. The next time the Gusties takes the court will be on Friday Sept. 25, when the team hosts Bethany Lutheran College at 7 p.m.

Brittany Chase – Soccer

The striker has already been awarded MIAC Player of the Week honors for her performances this on the field this year.

Q: What are your expectations for the season? A: As a team one of the goals we really hope to accomplish is to be in the top half of the MIAC. We have already won against two very strong teams […]

Women’s Golf sets ambitious target, triumphs at Eau-Claire Invitational

The Gusties took both first and second place in the Doug Georgianni Memorial Invite in Eau-Claire two weekends ago. The victory was followed with a top-third finish at the D3 Classic.

The Gustavus Women’s Golf team is off to a great start, placing 1st at the Eau Claire Invite and 3rd at the Saint Benedict Invite. This past weekend, the ladies finished  5th out of 17 teams at the Carleton Invitational. […]

New initiative sparks bleacher activity

“The Hill Crew” initative has generated an increased bleacher attendance at Gustavus sporting events over the past weeks. The fan club is reviving student sections throughout campus, and looks to use its encouraging atmosphere when the Football team and Women’s Soccer team host their opponents on Homecoming.

One would have to be nearly blind to not have seen the new and widely popular black or white Hill Crew t-shirts around campus. Many Gusties may be asking themselves, “What is The Hill Crew?” Now at approximately 600 members […]

Volleyball Demolishes #1 Ranked Bethel

After sweeping two out of four opponents out on the east coast during their trip to Rhode Island, the Gusties came home to flatten Bethel University. Bethel, who were predicted number one in the preseason polls, couldn’t handle the force Taylor Trautman who recorded her first double-double in her collegiate career, and Alyssa Taylor, who registered ten kills for the night. The Gusties will be back in action on Saturday as they face Luther College and UW-Stout in the Gustavus Quadrangular on the Gus Young Court.

The Gustavus Volleyball team is back in action and have spiked this year’s expectations by showing exceptional form throughout preseason and the opening non-conference games. After two opening losses at the UW-Platteville tournament, the team has kept strictly to winning. […]