The St.Olaf College mens 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.
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.
In their final meet of the regular season, the St. Olaf mens indoor track and field team had a strong showing and four first-place finishes. Saturdays unscored meet, simply dubbed The Qualifier, pitted the Oles against seven other teams, including St. Thomas, St. Johns, Concordia, Augsburg, Hamline, Northwestern and University of Wisconsin-Stout. The meet was the last chance for athletes to qualify for the conference meet.
The St. Olafs mens tennis team fared well against St. Marys 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.
Having apparently recovered from difficult matches against St. Cloud State and Gustavus, the St. Olaf womens tennis team routed St. Marys 7-2, dropping only one doubles match and one singles match against the Cardinals in MIAC play on Feb. 26. The match marks St. Marys second conference loss, while elevating the Oles to a 1-1 conference record that includes a loss to national powerhouse Gustavus.
Competing against 10 other teams, the St. Olaf womens 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.