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This Week In Sports: 9/6/23

This Week In Sports: 9/6/23
  • Women’s soccer wins two
  • On Sept. 30, the Scots played a MIAC contest against St. Olaf College. The Scots’ defense held firm through sustained pressure from the Oles. Macalester also had their looks, and in the 78th minute they got their big chance, when Julia Hanson ’27 broke free past the Ole defense down the right side. Her shot was initially saved by the keeper, but Mikaely Evans ’25 was on the scene to direct the loose ball into the net. The Oles couldn’t respond, and the Scots took a 1-0 victory.
  • On Oct. 4, the Scots got in another slugfest against a tough opponent in University of Wisconsin-Superior. Both teams had chances, but while the Scots stayed airtight, Adi Nhouyvanisvong ’27 sent the Scots in front with a screamer from outside the 18, on a deflected corner. Three minutes later, a high press caught the Yellow Jackets out and earned the Scots a chance, and Ella Thomsen ’24 buried a key insurance goal.


Men’s golf ends season in style at MIACs

  • In the cumulative men’s golf MIAC championship tournament, the Scots came in sixth of nine competitors as a team, tied with Carleton College.
  • Top Scot was Luke Blankinship ’27 in t-11th, and just two shots back was Jean Fabre ’27 in 15th. Behind them, Harry Cheng ’26 was the next best Scot, in a tie for 29th.


Football drops home contest to Saints

  • On Sept. 30, the Scots welcomed College of St. Scholastica to the John Leaney Field, but lost a close game 23-17.
  • The Scots opened the scoring with a Shomrik Mondal ’24 field goal, but three straight Saints touchdowns put them at a deficit. 
  • Late in the third quarter and still down, the Scots had some much-needed inspired play. Cameron Latvis ’25 broke through and blocked a punt, and Noah Bresson ’24 fell on it for six points plus a good PAT. 
  • Still down in the fourth, the offense strung together a touchdown drive, and the special teams came up with a crucial fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Unfortunately, the Scots couldn’t capitalize on the good field position, and ended the game in a hard-fought 23-17 loss.


Men’s cross country takes team 12th in Wisconsin

  • Out of 30 competing teams in the men’s Blugold invitational, the Scots raced to a 12th place in a stacked meet.
  • Reece McKee ’25 came in 13th overall to lead the Scots. Just over a minute behind was the next Macalester runner, Tyler Edwards ’26, in 73rd, just ahead of Alexander Fendig ’24 in 95th, rounding out the top three Scots.


Men’s soccer earns dramatic draw

  • In a matchup of MIAC title hopefuls, the Scots played St. Olaf College on Sept. 30 in Northfield, Minn. 
  • In a match that slightly favored the Scots, Macalester conceded against the run of play from an Ole free kick in the 62nd minute and had to chase the game. 
  • After promising but unsuccessful Scots offense, the game wound down. The Scots, however, never gave up. With just seconds remaining, they pushed everyone forward for one last attack. A cross and a scramble in the box sent the ball dribbling out to Elijah Edelman ’27, and he surgically sent the ball into the far post netting with just eight seconds remaining, salvaging a crucial point on the road in a season where each one matters.


Men’s tennis plays pair of weekend tournaments

  • On Sept. 29 and 30, the Scots sent four players to the ITA Midwest Regional and three to the Midwest Invite, with Lewis Jolly ’24 playing in both. 
  • Alec Sargent ’25 got a win in the singles bracket against a St. John’s University opponent, while Jordan Doi ’25 and Liam Lynch ’25 teamed up to continue the Scots’ success in that intra-conference rivalry with a doubles win over a pair of Johnnies.


Volleyball splits Platteville pair

  • In a doubleheader day in Platteville, Wis. the Scots played two games and came away 1-1. 
  • The Scots first played Carroll University and cruised past the Pioneers in three sets. In the short but successful contest, Torrance Williams ’25 racked up 20 digs, while Adisa Preston ’25 had 10 kills, followed closely by Avery Rahe ’26 with 9.
  • On the second match of the day, the Scots played hosts University of Wisconsin-Platteville but lost in four sets. Led again by Preston, with 11 kills, the Scots took a while to get up to speed. They threatened a comeback with a third set win but fell in the fourth.


Women’s Cross Country runs Colfax meet

  • At the women’s Blugold Invitational on Sept. 29, the Scots competed against 25 other teams and came in a collective 19th. 
  • First-years Ivy Coldren ’27 and Destiny Osemwengie ’27 repeated their accomplishments from the Sept. 15 Running of the Cows meet and came across the line first and second among the Scots, placing 41st and 114th respectively.
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