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ISSUE 118 VOL 4 PUBLISHED 10/8/2004

Sports

A pre-view of things to come: Men run away with victory at Pre-National meet

The St. Olaf mens cross country team pulled off yet another spectacular victory last Friday at the 2004 Division III Pre-Nationals meet.

Men sidestep Johnnies

The St. Olaf mens soccer team (3-1-1) was harried 2-1 by Bethel Tuesday, Sept. 28, causing them to fall from first to third place in the MIAC conference. However, the team quickly rebounded from their disappointment at Bethel to defeat St. Johns 2-0 Saturday at Rolf Mellby Field.

Great moments in Ole sports lore

In light of the St. Olaf football teams amazing 31-point, come-from-behind victory over Luther earlier this year, we here at the Messenger began to wonder how that unbelievable feat stacks up against some of the other great accomplishments in the Colleges relatively brief sporting history.

Too little, too late as Tommies top Oles

Despite a valiant come-from-behind effort, the St. Olaf football team fell to St. Thomas 24-21 before an estimated crowd of 3,000 at OShaugnessy Stadium in St. Paul last Saturday.

Soccer scores split

After a 4-1 demolition of Bethel brought the St. Olaf womens soccer teams conference record back to .500, the Oles dropped back below the break-even mark with a tough 2-1 loss to MIAC power St. Bens on Sunday.

No rain on their parade

Coming off an exceptional team effort at the Roy Griak Invitational just a week earlier, the St Olaf womens cross country team turned in another solid performance Friday at the NCAA Pre-Nationals race in Colfax, Wis. The women fought their way through a field of 22 elite teams to a fifth place finish.

Players play

Without question, parental involvement in youth athletics is far too intense. From parents who file lawsuits against school districts whose coaches cut their children from freshmen baseball teams, to a father I witnessed sprint onto the soccer pitch to tackle one of my younger friends, parental involvement has transcended committed interest and has arrived regrettably at lunacy.

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