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This Week In Sports: 9/22/23

Abigale Heuga ’27 punts the ball. Photo courtesy of Macalester Athletics.

Women’s soccer downs Gusties

  • In their only game this week, the Scots traveled to St. Peter, Minn. and faced off against a strong MIAC foe in Gustavus Adolphus College on Sept. 16. The Scots faced constant pressure but had their own chances as well. Julia Hanson ’27 got the Scots on the board in the 41st minute after a dime from Mia Brisbin ’24 put her in on goal and she beat the keeper from inside the box.
  • The opponent maintained much of the run of play, but the Scots, relying on a strong back line that has proved itself well capable of withstanding a persistent attack, kept the Gusties at bay. Abigail Heuga ’27, in an effort that named her MIAC defensive player of the week, held the line with 12 saves, playing to a remarkable shutout victory.
  • In the United Soccer Coaches’ Tuesday polls, the Scots made their first appearance of the year, ranking seventh in the NCAA’s region IX.


Volleyball goes 1-2 in Wisconsin weekend tourney

  • On Sept. 15 and 16, the Scots played a three-game tournament at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In their first match against the hosts, the Scots battled, taking the third set after losing the first two, but they eventually fell 3-1. Hannah Morrow ’27 had 26 assists, and also led the team with 10 digs, while Gwen Wooten ’25 got 12 kills.
  • Against Simpson College, the Scots took the first two sets, holding the Storm to 19 points both times. Simpson hoped to spark a comeback and took the third set, but the Scots closed the door, taking a decisive fourth set 25-22.
  • Adisa Preston ’25 led the way with 10 kills, along with Wooten and Stephanie Geber ’25 with 8 apiece. Torrance Williams ’25 also made a big impact, with 19 digs. 
  • In their third match in two days, the Scots ran out of gas against a University of Wisconsin-Stout team that garnered votes in a national poll, falling in three sets.


Men’s soccer goes 1-1, retains national ranking

  • On Sept. 16, men’s soccer faced national no. 10, Gustavus Adolphus College. The Scots had chances, but Gustavus were the only ones to break through, scoring late to down the Scots, 1-0.
  • On Sept. 19, the Scots bounced back with a 2-1 home win over Central College. The two goals, from Parker Etzbach ’26 and Hans Haenicke ’25, were enough but could easily have been more as the Scots were all over the attacking third, taking 22 total shots.
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Men’s golf lands 2 in top 25

  • On Sept. 16 and 17, the Scots participated in the St. John’s Fall Invitational, and came 11th of 13 participating teams.
  • Leading the way were Jean Fabre ’27 and Luke Blankinship ’27, in t-12th and t-24th respectively.


Women’s golf makes strong showing at D3 tournament

  • On Sept. 16 and 17, women’s golf competed in the D3 Classic at Hastings, Minn. in a matchup featuring several of the MIAC opponents the Scots will face in the MIAC Championship event later this fall, the Scots held their own, coming in 8th of 16.
  • Tied for 17th were the two leading Scots, Bailey Lengfelder ’26 and Emily Bruce ’26, and not far behind were Phebe Chen ’24 in t-31st, and Sydney Ohr ’26 in t-44th.


First years lead Women’s XC Scots in Northfield Meet

  • On Sept. 16, the Scots contested the Running of the Cows meet in Northfield Minn., and came 9th of the 16 participating teams.
  • The first two Scots across the line were Ivy Coldren ’27 and Destiny Osemwengie ’27 in 41st and 80th respectively. Right behind Osemwengie were Sylvia Coyle ’25 and Maggie Froh ’24, coming across the line in 81st and 84th.


Men’s Cross Country 

  • On Sept. 16, the Scots ran in the Running of the Cows meet, and came away with a 5th place out of 15 teams in the event.
  • Reece McKee ’25 came in first among the Scots in an individual 23rd, running a 26:08 in the 8km event. He was followed closely behind by Tyler Edwards ’26 and Alex Fendig ’24, rounding out the top three for the Scots in 32nd and 47th, respectively.
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