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This Week In Sports: 9/29/23

Photo courtesy of Laurice Jinu ’27.

Men’s golf contests Midwest Classic, Blankinship gets solo win


  • On Sept. 22 and 23, Macalester went up against 40 teams and placed 7th among them. Luke Blankinship ’27 earned first place in the individual standings, shooting -8 over the weekend. 
  • Luke Blankinship, for his win, was named MIAC men’s golf athlete of the week.


Macalester football falters in MIAC opener


  • Macalester football faces its first loss this season after a 2 -win streak this Sept. 23 against St. Olaf. 
  • Amid this loss, senior Michael Nadeau ’24 still managed to throw 29 completed passes:a grand total of 297 passing yards, with Nathan Wu ’24 catching 10 of them for 126 yards.



Women’s golf holds their own in St. Catherine fall invite


  • This Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 at the St. Catherine fall invite, Macalester women’s golf tied with Saint Benedict, taking fifth place among 13 schools.
  • In the individual standings, sophomore Bailey Lengfelder ’26 took second place with a score of +4.


Macalester men’s soccer, beat Cobbers, tied against Royals


  • On Sept. 23, the Scots faced Concordia College (Minn.), and walked away with a 3-1 road win, powered by a Hans Haenicke ’25 brace.
  • Another highlight of the game was a long-range goal from Kasdan Blattman ’27 in the 82nd minute to make it 3-1, which put the game out of reach for the Cobbers.
  • On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Men’s soccer went up against the Royals of Bethel University in a MIAC home game at Macalester Stadium. The Scots put up a steady offense in the first half, putting them at a 1-0 advantage, but were met with tough defense, ending the game in a 1-1 tie after a Bethel equalizer late in the first half. This puts the Macalester men’s soccer team at 6-1-3 this season.
  • Junior goalie Sam Price ’25 put up fierce defense with seven total saves, earning the team their tie.


Women’s tennis earns wins at weekend tourneys

  • On Sept. 23 and 24, six Scots played across two tournaments. The weekend was highlighted by Savannah Haugen ’26 winning the singles B draw in the midwest invite tournament. Haugen swept her semifinals opponent to set up a finals matchup against a Luther College opponent. After dropping the first set, she rebounded with a 6-1 second set win to set up a final set tiebreaker, which Haugen won 10-6 to take home individual honors for her bracket. 
  • Over in the ITA invite, other Scots found success despite strong competition. Elizabeth Trevathan ’26 won in the A singles consolation bracket, while a doubles team of Amanye Reynolds ’24 and Meg Ulrich ’24 reached the finals of the doubles consolation bracket, but came up just short against a duo from Grinnell College.


Volleyball goes 1-2 in chaotic week

  • On Sept. 22, the Scots welcomed the Cobbers of Concordia College (Minn.), and played to a five set thriller where they came up just short, 15-13 in the final set. Grace Watkins ’25 had 18 kills, while Torrance Williams ’25 and Adisa Preston ’25 combined for 45 digs during the match.
  • On Sept. 23, the Scots were locked in another battle, this time against Bethel University, on Macalester Volleyball Pride Night. After going down 2-1 against a side that had historically had the Scots’ number, Macalester fought back to win 3-2 in a resilient display, the first win against Bethel since 2011.
  • Preston again played a key role, racking up 13 kills and blocks, while Stephanie Geber ’25 and Avery Rahe ’26 had three blocks each to seal the victory.
  • On Sept 27, against a nationally ranked Gustavus Adolphus College, the Scots ran out of steam and fell 3-0.


Women’s Soccer takes three losses, bounces back against Bethel

  • On Sept. 21, 23 and 24, the Scots took losses — 2-0 vs University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1-0 vs Concordia College (Minn.) and 1-0 vs University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The lone bright spot was a consistently threatening offensean offense that had at least threatened consistently, just without the results to show, having recorded more shots than both Eau Claire and River Falls.
  • On Sept. 27, the Scots hosted Bethel University for Pride Night, and it seemed that the game would once again break against the Scots. After only recording one shot in the first half, the Scots adjusted and showed a fire in the second half that had been all but absent all week. A line-breaking pass found its way to Julia Hanson ’27, and a brilliant one-touch dribble sent her past two Bethel defenders and in on goal, where she slotted the ball into the top corner for her fourth goal of the season. The 1-0 result would hold, and the Scots walked away with yet another big home victory in the young season.
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