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ISSUE 118 VOL 12 PUBLISHED 3/4/2005

Sports

Third time is charm for Oles: MacMillan’s game-winner late in final period secures playoff victory

The St.Olaf College men’s hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the MIAC tournament with a 3-2 win over Gustavus Adolphus College Tuesday night at Northfield Ice Arena in front of 565 diehard hockey fans.

New coach, new outlook

It’s spring and the Ole women’s fastpitch team is swinging with new style. The ladies have a new coaching staff and a new outlook on their season.

Wartburg spoils season opener for Oles at Metrodome

After four weeks of practicing indoors, the St. Olaf baseball team circumvented Mother Nature once again Tuesday night as they opened their season against Wartburg College at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, the Knights spoiled the event for the Oles, defeating St. Olaf by scores of 3-1 and 3-2.

Track makes fast dash

In their final meet of the regular season, the St. Olaf men’s indoor track and field team had a strong showing and four first-place finishes. Saturday’s unscored meet, simply dubbed The Qualifier, pitted the Oles against seven other teams, including St. Thomas, St. John’s, Concordia, Augsburg, Hamline, Northwestern and University of Wisconsin-Stout. The meet was the last chance for athletes to qualify for the conference meet.

Matsuura leads men

The St. Olaf’s men’s tennis team fared well against St. Mary’s on Friday night, earning a 5-4 victory. Chase Donaldson ‘07, Eric Brandenburg ’08, Patrick Curran ’08 and Mike Matsuura ‘06, who won the deciding match, secured singles match victories for the Oles. Matsuura and Donaldson teamed up for the Oles’ only doubles win.

Tennis routs Cardinals

Having apparently recovered from difficult matches against St. Cloud State and Gustavus, the St. Olaf women’s tennis team routed St. Mary’s 7-2, dropping only one doubles match and one singles match against the Cardinals in MIAC play on Feb. 26. The match marks St. Mary’s second conference loss, while elevating the Oles to a 1-1 conference record that includes a loss to national powerhouse Gustavus.

Ladies run toward finish

Competing against 10 other teams, the St. Olaf women’s track and field team strove to improve upon past performances and better their place in the MIAC standings Friday afternoon in the unscored Ole Open, which was held in the Tostrud Center.

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