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ISSUE 118 VOL 2 PUBLISHED 9/24/2004

Sports

Theres no place like home: Men victorious at Ole Invite

Hardly breaking a sweat as he devoured the eight-kilometer course behind Tostrud Fieldhouse, captain Malcolm Richards 05 set the tone for the 2004 season by leading the St. Olaf menscross country team to victory in Saturdays 34th annual St. Olaf Invitational.

Women's cross country finishes close second to Macalaster

The St. Olaf womens cross country team stayed home Saturday to square off against their first serious competition of the 2004 season at the 29th annual St. Olaf Invitational. Finishing a close second in a large and competitive field, the Oles demonstrated a level of talent and depth which has become a fixture over the past several years.

Not so fast

Ah, the glorious season of autumn. Leaves begin to fall from their branches, temperatures drop, and students everywhere are forced to leave behind the carefree bliss of summer vacation for the oppressive confines of the classroom. Yes, fall conjures up many different images, but for countless sports fans around the country, fall means just one thing: football season. Millions of people around the nation have been waiting anxiously for seven months to plop down in front of their TVs and watch grown men beat each other senseless for 60 minutes every week.

Women battle in MIAC: New defensive scheme gives team hope

The womens soccer team fell to 1-2 and seventh place in the MIAC after a home loss to Concordia on Tuesday. The Oles lost 4-2 , falling behind 2-0 in the first half. Katie Bierlein 07, the teams leading scorer with four goals this season, netted both of the Oles goals against the Cobbers.

No score in Mudville

Playing through a cold rain at Mellby Field, the St. Olaf mens soccer team opened their conference season last Wednesday with a 0-0 tie against Gustavus. The Oles had numerous scoring opportunities late in the game and in the two overtime sessions, most notably a hard shot on goal by Mustafa Duahleh 06 on a pass from Abel Bromley 05 in the first overtime session.

Football Falters

Plagued by turnovers and inconsistent defensive play, the St. Olaf football team fell to the Bethel Royals 42-6 Saturday in St. Paul.

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